Saturday, 4 May 2013
I was given this as a present for Christmas (after some rather in subtle hinting from me) Mrs Kipper treated me, like many of a certain age I've had/ played with 20mm WWII before I knew they were 20mm, and weened on airfix and matchbox it wasn't a simple decision to switch to 15mm, but with a box set, you can't go wrong! My first impression was amazement, they squeeze a LOT into the box, but the real eye opener was the quality of the plastic infantry, these were nothing short of brilliant. I thought I'd have a stab at the figures, get them painted and gave a game, I've got them painted, I just need to put a paintbrush down long enough to have a game! Here are the Germans;
I picked up some foundry british flank companies on eBay, never too sure what to do with them I thought I'd have a go at the 23rd. The flags also came from eBay, however I was a little worried about the height difference, so added a small disc of platicard under the foundry figures to keep them in line. For a change I thought it would look different to some of my other battalions to have a mounted officer on the command base, he started live as a victrix Austrian officer, before swapping torsos and adding a green stuff sash. The ever reliable Internet, identified that the RWF kept the ribbons in their hair, for officers at least, I have added a small black ribbon in greenstuff,
Saturday, 19 January 2013
I started this project a year past christmas when I got a couple of the boxes, I wanted to do a Brigade that had the most veriety and idealy it would be all Hussars. The Perry figures are great and are a joy to paint, although the KGL suffered fromme losing my reading glasses which are really required for that close detail work.
As part of the 6th Brigade under Sir richard Vivian Hussey the 1st KGL Hussars were involved in the final charge of the day between Hougomont and La Haye Sainte, sweeping everything before them. These Figures are from the Perry British Plastic box set and I decided to give them the peaked fur cap as it is distenctly 'German'