Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Britannian 5th Foot, Part 1

Tonight I completed two divisions of the Britannian 5th Foot Regiment.  These 24 Dixon British infantry are the first unit in a brigade that will be commanded by Major General Manly-Barton, Colonel-in-Chief of the 5th Foot.  Some of their in-progress pictures were featured in previous posts.  This unit is organized for "big battalion" gaming using Bill Protz's rules, Bataille de l'Ancien Regime [link].

The 5th Foot was part of the second reinforcement contingent to His Britannic Majesty's Army in Germania.  It is the senior regiment of that six regiment contingent.  For additional information on the "real" 5th Foot, see this Kronoskaf link.

As usual, please click on the pictures for larger images.

First, the Colonel-in-Chief, Major General Manly-Barton.

He is a Dixon mounted British officer who continues to wear the regimentals, although the coat has been heavily embellished with silver lace.

The 1st division of the regiment, consisting of one officer (second from left, front rank), one sergeant (far right, rear rank), one drummer (far right, second rank), and nine privates.  Notice the sergeant is checking on the alignment of his men.  You can almost hear him saying, "You there, Jones, watch your dressing, you slovenly excuse for a soldier of the King!"

The 2nd division of the regiment, with the same composition and placement as the 1st division.

I am painting the 3rd division and the grenadiers, and still have to do the color party.

And a picture of both divisions, 1st on left and 2nd on right, with Major General Manly-Barton in the center.


Capt Bill said...

Handsome lads, indeed...

Bluebear Jeff said...

Fine looking men, Jim . . . and their uniform colors are very appropriate for the season.

-- Jeff

ColCampbell50 said...


Yes, they are. And completely unintentional.

Merry Christmas!