13 March 2017

Painting Challenge Week 12 submissions

Present - Fire!
The FIW Campaign "Frontier Aflame" that Dux and I are prosecuting against one another is intensifying, and so is my need for reinforcements!  Here is the first detachment to arrive on the scene: a unit of British Regular Infantry - classic Redcoats.

Light last week's Light Infantry, these chaps have the light green facings of the 24th Regiment of Foot (mirroring my 15mm Zulu War army).  Unlike my Rangers and Indians where I piled terrain on their bases to reflect them being deep 'in the woods', I've left these guys with a minimum of detritus to reflect them being more in more open terrain as regular troops.

Remarkably, they survived the first battle this week with only two losses.  But only by the skin of their teeth as they made a tactical withdrawal under a hail of tomahawks with a screen of skirmishers protecting them.
My first time painting Redcoats - so much lace and detail...
To go with them, I made a pile of supplies to use as their deployment point, just as I use the portaged canoe as the deployment point marker for my stout Indian allies

Commanding them is the dapper Major George Brinkworth.  A former Gentleman ranker, under the Sharp Practice 2 random character generation process, it was revealed that he has the "Impressive Weapon!" skill - something that I remind Dux of with unfailingly humorous regularity!
Ooohhh thats a big one isn't it Dux! Much more Impressive than yours... 

Major Brinkworth is supported by a drummer who helps relay his orders in the heat of battle (this provides a control bonus in Sharp Practice 2).  I really went to town with the lacing on this fellow and it darn near drove me mad. He looks good though so it was worth the extra effort.

All figures are 28mm by Warlord Games. Pile of supplies from my bits box
This entry is at the AHPC blog here: From Paul O'G: FIW Redcoats (51 Points)

So I've cracked 1100 points with just over a week to go!

Note to self - colours used are:
Base coat - GW Blood Red
Wash - Army Painter Red Tone Ink
Highlight - GW Evil Sunz Scarlet
Facings - GW Goblin Green with Thrakka Green wash


  1. Lovely job on them...especially the Major with his impressive weapon!

  2. You have the making of a fine financial analyst!

  3. Excellent! That is an impressive weapon.

  4. Wonderful job, love this outstanding drummer !

  5. I think I missed these chaps on the AHPC page but I do want to say how much I like them. The green facings on red are a lovely look and the drummer is first rate. I really need to return to SP2, it is a cracking set of rules for small actions.

  6. Excellent looking redcoats but my fav is the drummer, great work indeed. And what a good idea posting the colours used as a note to yourself!! I think I may have to pinch that idea, I do have a paint recipe book (very nerdy I know) but that only works if I can remember where I left the bloody thing!