October 20, 2014

Virginia State Infantry 01

As I mentioned last week, I really liked the scheme of blue and red coat, red vest, and blue trousers that I used on a few models in an earlier unit. Several sources show a Virginia State Infantry regiment in this combination.

This stand is also the 'transitional' base I mentioned that will match up nicely with the militia stand where I mixed in some hunting shirts, giving me a great amount of flexibility in arranging units.

October 18, 2014

Another Commander

With all of this infantry, I thought I might need another brigade commander!

I painted this model in a way that I might use him to command a brigade of Continentals or militia.

October 17, 2014

AWI South Carolina Militia

Done and dusted!

Regular readers are sick or hearing this, but in case you've just stumbled on the blog, my flags are designed to be easily removed and replaced. This unit can be used for any militia, ragged Continentals, or even loyalists with a quick flag swap!

After painting so many units, I am running our of unique command models. I had a pack of Wargames Foundry command that I must have purchased ten years ago (?) so I grabbed an officer model from that pack. Obviously sculpted by the Perrys, it fits in well. The Foundry models are a little shorter and a little stockier than the modern Perry minis, but not appreciably so... I'll call him Colonel Stubby!

Right! I'm on a roll. The next unit has already been mounted on painting stands and undercoated. I liked the color scheme on these models so much that I decided to paint a unit (mostly) uniformed in that manner.

Stay tuned!

October 16, 2014

AWI Militia 04

... and here's the stand of hunting shirts mixed in (on the left). The Continental unit will have a stand of three mixed with uniformed models and will be perfect to allow me to seamlessly bulk up either unit!

The command stand will be finished by tomorrow!

October 14, 2014

AWI Militia 02

I want this unit to blend both with the marching battalion I painted a few years ago (2011!) and a uniformed unit that I plan on painting next week. You can see the uniform creeping in here and I'm going to paint some models in hunting shirts (which I will also sprinkle into the uniformed unit next).

October 13, 2014

October 12, 2014

Meeples & Miniatures

Neil Shuck and Mike Hobbs over at Meeples & Miniatures have featured Donnybrook on episode 133 of their podcast. The Donnybrook bit starts about 40 minutes in, but the entire episode (as well as the 132 before it) are entertaining and well worth a listen!

Thanks for the review, guys!