Sunday, July 29, 2018

July's American Revolution Additions

Well, I fell a little short in painting this month due to various and sundry real-life issues.  But I did get all of my artillery gunners, guns, and a limber painted as well as another Continental regiment.

As usual, please click on the pictures to get a larger image.

The 16th Massachusetts Regiment is composed of Miniature Figurines from several different countries.  The firing figures are a mix of pre-1780 and post-1780 Continentals, British, Brunswick dragoon, and French.  I figured I could use all of them since the Americans would get whatever uniforms they could.  The Pine Tree flag is from War Flags and is a purely speculative use for this regiment.

The American artillery park consists of two 6-lbr and four 3-lbr guns and a light howitzer.
The crews are a mix of Miniature Figurines,  Custom Cast, and Musket Miniatures figures.
The two "batteries" (light howitzer and 3-lbr gun) on the left are painted as if they were from the Rhode Island Artillery Regiment. including a gunner carrying the regimental flag (from War Flag).

The British artillery park consists of two heavy and two light 6-lbr guns, two 3-lbr guns, and a light howitzer.
As with the Americans, the crews are a mix of Miniature Figurines, Custom Cast, and Musket Miniatures figures.

The Hessian artillery park consists of two light 6-lbr guns.
The crew of the left has three Miniature Figurines and one Hinchliffe figures
while the crew on the right is all Wall Miniatures figures.

My only limber (for now) is from Custom Cast via Iron Brigade Miniatures and the Lost Battalion Miniatures.
Finally I thought to show you a modification I made to several Miniature Figurines castings to act as battery commanders for some of my American and British "batteries."  MiniFigs has in its AWI line a casting (AWI-31, Glover's 14th Continental Marine [sic] officer) that is reloading a pistol, holding it directly in front of him.  Lord Sterling, my good wargaming buddy, had modified this figure into an officer holding a telescope.  I emulated his idea by using a pair of pliers to straighten and reshape the pistol into a telescope and to bend the arms up so it appears he's looking through the telescope.  I think they turned out rather well.

That's all for this month.  Next month I hope to get the 14th Continental Regiment painted to complete my initial goal of 12 infantry units per side.  Then I've got the von Lengerke (Hessian) Grenadier Battalion and Smallwood's Maryland Regiment in the painting queue.


Conrad Kinch said...

The simple paintjob really suits those lovely old figures.

Prince Lupus said...

Splendid little army

Der Alte Fritz said...

Nice conversions.