Saka Light Cavalry

Saka Light Cavalry

Thursday, 23 April 2015

Brunswick Rebased and Sanity Check

Part of a load of 6mm lead that Dave D organised for me and Lee included a bunch of Brunswick units. I kept them tucked away and gave them my son for Christmas still based as they arrived. At the time I was not 100% sure how I would go about it, possibly sabot them or total rebase?

Enough figures to form four Battalions, I finally compromised on rebasing them to my basing style but where possible leaving the original basing in play as it looked very nice. I was a little short on command so one battalion is short the correct figures. Dave has also sent on some more unpainted Brunswick troops so these will get some reinforcement but they are some way behind my son's British Peninsular force I am about to start.

He also has four batteries of artillery and three command stands all finished. The cavalry still need to be rebased so something else to look forward to doing.

Today marks the fourth day of an all out painting offensive, the fruits of which you should see in the coming days but for the last two and a half days I have been working on what was to be twelve regiments of British cavalry that will now be eleven (five over strength Dragoons) as they are short by one strip and the British only have five regiments. As I am not painting up any KGL I thought it better to add the spares into the other five units.

These are now at the inking stage and if such work was not maddening enough I made an error that meant repainting one unit almost altogether and of course I was at the finishing stage! Still these things tend to be done just the once and when I come to paint this regiment again I won't make the same mistake again.


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    1. Well someone did an excellent job of painting them ;-)


  2. Great work! Some of the guns look to be mired nearly up to their hubs in debris but the basing looks terrific.

    Lucky for you to find the time for a solid painting blitz. I could use one of those!

    1. Yes those gun's won't be moving far.

      Getting a lot of brush time at the moment, just finishing off some 15mm Ancients that may be e-bay bound dependant on a job interview on Tuesday