So however slowly we progress - little by little but we progress.
|30mm Retro AWI. A mixture of Stadden and Willie with a single PMD fifer I picked up somewhere. The flag is foil from a rather nice bottle of Pugliese. I could have used paper but that somehow did not suit the reto zeitgeist!!|
|Another view of the infantry unit- which has more to be added. Sorry tht the rattlesnake looks more like frexh doggy -poo but it does not always go according to plan.|
|American dragoon in Hunting shirt. A willie 30mm found in a secondhand job lot.|
|Another of the dragoon.|
|Not everything is "retro" style. These Bengal Light Cavalry are from the Old Glory 28mm Sikh Wars range. The pack includes command but they are still on the painting table.|
|Another shot of 3rd BLC. They are in the pre- 1847 uniform|
Otherwise the EIC India collection is slowly growing the very first of the 3rd Bengal Light Cavalry for the First Sikh War - and earlier are done as are some Bengal Irregular Cavalry - shown in an earlier post. With my mate Jim also painting units this will be a new period for un in gaming terms though I have had my eye on it for years in terms of books and reading up on the period and of course on the Indian Army in general. It is actually touch and go which bit of my library is the more extensive, India or the ECW, both have numbers of books. India covers a larger timespan with numbers of " sub- species" so it very probably the larger- though I have never counted.
Off to bloody hospital again later this month then will have to spend a small fortune on new glasses but there you go. Looking forward to Vapnartak in York in Feb- loads of new stuff that has never been to a show . At least three new ranges. More of that in a later post.