Sunday, December 12, 2021
Favorite Units I painted in 2021
Now it's time to brag about what I think are my favorite units I painted this year. As you'll notice, most of my projects this year focused around my fictional Anglo-Russian War using The Men Who Would be Kings (Paid Link) and the French and Indian War using Rebels and Patriots (Paid Link). Yep, it's time to review the year and do some self-promoting and self-indulgence! Units will be in chronological order:
1. Indian Muslim Infantry from the "Back of Beyond" series from Copplestone Castings.
We're marchin' on relief over Injia's sunny plains,
A little front o' Christmas-time an' just be'ind the Rains;
Ho! get away you bullock-man, you've 'eard the bugle blowed,
There's a regiment a-comin' down the Grand Trunk Road;
With its best foot first
And the road a-sliding past,
An' every bloomin' campin'-ground exactly like the last;
While the Big Drum says,
With 'is “rowdy-dowdy-dow!”—
“Kiko kissywarsti don't you hamsher argy jow?”
From Route Marchin' by Rudyard Kipling
2. White Russian Infantry from the "Back of Beyond" series from Copplestone Castings painted as the The Izmaylovsky Life Guards Regiment (Изма́йловский лейб-гва́рдии полк).
Though the red caps were probably never worn in the field, they sure look cool!
3. Native War Band from Warlord Games. It took time (no assembly painting here!) but it was well worth it.
Except for the figure on the rock (Magua from Warlord Games), all figures came from the boxed metal set (19 in total) from Warlord Games.
4. Yep. The Russian Naval Brigade from the "Back of Beyond" series from Copplestone Castings.
5. The (fictional) Royal Regiment of Chaimbellistan composed of Punjabi Infantry from Artizan Designs and one European from Copplestone Castings as an advisor.
The Royal Regiment of Chaimbellistan led in theory by Maharaja Tukoji Rao II Holkar but in reality tactical decisions are made by Colonel of the Realm James Bartholomew Crochet.
6. Provisional Rifle Corps: Morgan's Sharpshooters. Miniatures by Perry Miniatures from their AWI range.
7. "Daughters of the Empire" by Pulp Figures.
8. Imperial Russian Putilov M1902 76mm quick firing Gun by Tsuba Miniatures.
9. The 1st Madras Pioneers. Bombay Infantry and Jacob Rifles figures from Perry Miniatures with some bits added.
Alternative command stand to make them the 2nd (Thundering Herd) Regiment of the fictional Princely state of Chaimbellistan.
10. The Caledonian League. Who are you going to call in the late 19th Century Victorian Sci Fi world when the British Empire is threatened? Figures from Old Glory, Pulp Figures, Reaper, Converted Warlord Games and Copplestone Castings.
Labels: Copplestone Castings, Kipling, Old Glory Miniatures, Perry Miniatures, Pulp Figures, Reaper Miniatures, Rebels and Patriots, The Men Who Would be Kings, Tsuba, Warlord Games
I'm a retired Colonel of Infantry (Regulars by God!) and Military Historian who likes to play with toy soldiers. I've been married to the love of my life since 1986, I have 5 honorable sons (my geeks in training), 3 daughters-in-law, 2 dogs, and a gazillion miniatures. Hobbies include . . . wait for it . . . Toy Soldiers, Reading, Wargaming, Reading about Toy Soldiers, History, Reading about Wargaming, Gardening, Reading about History and Reading.