Tuesday, 20 March 2018

More British in Egypt

Two items were finished over the weekend. First was the second of the five gun sets that will be included in this army. This time the crew are loading the 6lb gun. In the set two figures wear the regulation cocked hat and two wear the fatigue cap.





Second is the first batch of generals. This set contains figures representing Generals Abercrombie, Hutchinson and Moore. I have done Abercrombie and Hutchinson as the senior command group and the Moore as a brigadier.



 Abercrombie (hand on hip) and Hutchinson (pointing)



John Moore


14 comments:

  1. Wonderful painting and basing as always Mark, love the artillery and gunners!

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  2. Lovely toys Mark...
    It is certainly a period for interesting head wear .

    All the best. Aly

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    1. Thanks Aly. I have just started another unit (de Watteville's Regiment) with still different hats! I am really enjoying this army.

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  3. Great work Mark. It is cool to see this period progressing so fast - Tarawera game planned for them?

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    1. Yes I have never been one to hang about on projects...always impatient to get the figures on the table. No I am doing the War of 1812 for Tarawera this year and I have all of this, apart from two small units, ready to go, when we decide on a date.

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  4. The gunners in “dew rags” are terrific! I did not mention this in the previous artillery post but I really appreciate the research on the “campaign ingenuity” of affixing planks to the wheels to increase flotation. The Perry brothers did their homework on this.

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    1. I agree the staves are ingenious, and the way they are modelled is impressive too...the ropes used to bind them to the wheels have been modelled and enhance the model. I guess thay came about because the guns had to be drawn by teams of sailors due to fact that only a small number of horses could be landed on the beach. The French, who had sufficient horses for the artillery, did not seem to see the need.

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  5. Nice command stands and more lovely artillery!
    Best Iain

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    1. Thanks Iain, three more commanders finished last night. This little force is coming together quite quickly.

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  6. Very cool cannons and command stands. ­čśÇ

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  7. Lovely work on these, and those artillery pieces certainly are very distinctive. I really like the 28th in the previous post as well (which I missed while I have been in NZ and Sydney) - definitely one of my favourite British regiments.

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    1. Yes I thought you would like the 28th. Odd though, when I was painting the yellow facings I kept thinking of the South Essex from the Sharpe series and couldn't get that silly tune they used to play whenever the regiment came marching into camera shot.

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