Well finally some sunshine and I am able to take some photos of my Winter’s work, painting a few figures, or I should say quite a few! I was gathering up the troops to take out to the shed and felt that I was lacking some. Then I realised I had a heap of them up in the racks, the guys I first painted back in May, all the boys for the 1812 American dio that I had forgotten about. The reason for this was that I wasn’t certain what terrain I was going to use. I think it will be flat as it is supposed to be loosely based on the Raisin River battle in 1812 in Michigan State, but the plan has not fully formulated in my head as yet. It probably won’t until I’m ready to get out into the work shed in Spring.
The figures I’m using are nearly all Strelets and include Tecumseh’s Indians, British light infantry Egypt, British infantry in attack, British infantry in overcoats and three mounted Boers and some Jacobites. It was a bit of fun messing with the Jacobites as they have some really good poses. I have 250 guys in total to play with but I’m not sure if they will all fit on the base I have prepared. It looks a bit small, but only time will tell.