The occasional ramblings of a historical wargamer
Very nice Mark...I know these guys well as I have them in AWI and Napoleonic. Not sure you will get a huge amount of variety painting HM Marines as they also where a version of the round hat!
There is variety in that the figures are all in firing line poses. At this stage they weren't HM Marines, just marines. The Royal title was not bestowed until 1802. The only real difference it makes is that the facings were white and not blue.
Great work, Mark! I look forward to seeing the variety in your forthcoming marines.
Thanks Jonathan. I have finished the command stand for the marines and they look great.
Lovely work again. The 23rd have been another of my favourites since I went to their regimental headquarters at Caernarvon Castle. They had a very fine goat as a regimental mascot from memory.
Now there is a coincidence...I just bought a sprue farmyard animals from Warlord Games to boost up an order and there is a goat in the set...maybe I have a purpose for it now.
I suppose the burning question is whether it would have survived the trip to Egypt, if they had taken it with them. From a culinary perspective, of course.
Let me think . Six hundred hungry Welshmen and one goat....sounds like an excellent opportunity for a goat, leek and potato stew, boyo!
Lovely work Mark, I like those hats!
Thanks Mark. There are more odd hats to come!
Lovely work, the hat's are great! I'd like to see the goat mascot even if it is anachronistic!Best Iain
Oh well, I guess I guess I had better get that goat painted then!
Excellent painting and looks very nice. The project is coming along nicely
Thank Stew. Yes it is coming together quite quickly. By the middle of April it will be half complete.