Saka Light Cavalry

Saka Light Cavalry

Monday, 1 August 2016

6mm Adler Napoleonic British Redcoats

The Boy gets three more battalions for his Peninsular Army. This brings him up to a tidy force of infantry though I still have another battalion of rifles to finish basing up to add yet more punch. This leaves him in great need of more cavalry and generals to lead them. These I will fit in between doing his SYW French as he really wants these doing. I have painted up three guns and crews for him as he requested these first.

Back to the British, these were actually Lee's but when he counted up all he had he found out he actually had more than the British army so these were spare. So Lee being the decent chap he is gave them to The Boy, along with the yet to be finished Rifles and a number of skirmish bases. More on these in a future post.

The first battalion is the 45th Foot 1st Nottinghamshire who like all the regiments I am painting up for The Boy fought in the Peninsular. As I am not working towards any one battle not all the regiments will necessarily have been in Spain at the same time but it's enough for me that they did actually serve there.

The 32nd Cornwall is up next, all I have done is add the flags and base them so the real work has been done by the guy who paints a lot of Lee's Napoleonic troops. Indeed he has done such a stellar job that Lee not only has an excellent collection but is getting close to being able to field large armies for most nations. Now we just have to sort out a few games with some of them!

Last up the 36th Herefordshire 1st Battalion also sporting a green regimental colour. The flags are printed on a really nice photo paper that really folds nicely without showing creases making my job of winding them a lot easier. They are also a slight bit bigger than Baccus flags but not so much that they stand out on the table. I still have a bunch left so will continue using them whilst I have the right colours as they really do look nice.

As you can see the painter has done a nice job front to back. All figures except a casualty are Adler and suit the big bases we favour protecting them from too much handling. The casualty is another gift from Lee and is from the Baccus British casualty pack. 

I have had all last week off and even though we have gone out a lot I have managed to get a a reasonable amount of work done including another Prussian SYW unit and a first for a long time most of one of my 32mm Arena Rex figures, I should have him finished before the week is out.

12 comments:

  1. Nice additions to the boy's forces Ian :)

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    1. Yes they are starting to look like a force, need to get that command and cavalry sorted then we can have a game

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  2. Brits look great and your basing is atmospheric of Napoleonic deployments.

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    1. Thanks Jonathan, The Boy did score big

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  3. These look absolutely splendid Ian.

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    1. Thanks Michael, added a few more this week too

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  4. superb work, great detail and lovely basing!

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    1. Thanks, they did paint up well for sure

      Ian

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  5. There is a surprise ... Lee had too many troops! Good to see the boy benefiting from it though . Top marks

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    1. Yes indeed it was a surprise, er not. He now has some cavalry via your brush in the Brunswick part we bought off you far too long ago at Blog Con I

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  6. Great additions to the force once again!

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    1. The Boy is doing good, he needs another box file for the next instalment!!

      Ian

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