Back in October 2014 I completed the Highland Brigade for the Crimean War armies. After painting 54 kilted figures I swore never again.
So why did I decide to model Moore's Brigade for the Egyptian campaign when it contained the 42nd (Black Watch) Regiment? I blame a sudden rush of blood to the head. What makes these highlanders even more of a pain for me is that they are not wearing the sporran so the actual area on which the tartan is to be paint is about double the area as in the Crimean figures.
Nonetheless they came with the last batch of figures and they are done...perhaps not as well as I would like, but as a unit they look OK. I have long ago lost the ability (and patience) required to paint the fine detail required for kilts, sock tops and bonnet bands.
The completion of this unit accounts for headwear variant number 14 in this army.
Also completed with these are some pieces I have had sitting in the cupboard waiting for a few additional figures to come:
The 12th Light Dragoons, mounted...
And the 8th Light Dragoons with their distinctive grey coats and flowing horsehair helmets...headwear variant 15...