To continue with it… we left the minis glued to balsa strips (first Regiment), of course there were three Regiments of the Brigade of Guards in the Crimea: The Grenadiers (white plume), The Coldstreamers (red plume) and The Scots Fusiliers (soon to become The Scots Guards officially in 1877 I think…. the last were considered Queen Victoria’s pets.
Well, just red applied, will post new pics as others colors are applied in batches… one at the time of course!
Don’t fret. It is a hobby. I am stubborn to a point. For ages I´ve been trying to built a British Crimean small Army. Of course it all started when I did the Light Brigade with Baccus proxies. You see there is no proper Crimean 6MM range in the Baccus Catalogue.
The big stone in the path was the British Guards… I refused for a long time to use the French Imperial Guard Grenadiers from Napoleon for a long time… I thought it was a bit obscene morally (LOL)… and then after unsuccessfully pestering Peter about a new pack for them… I did go for it.
The path was complicated, due to a sad mistake on my address (lack of mention of ANDORRA as a country) the parcel with proxies was lost for a hundred days (true napoleonic feelings I guess).
And then one day it appeared on my mail box as something brought by the cat (I do not have a cat though… those who deal with cats know that you do not “have” them… is the other way round… but I digress).
Normally the minis do not come as battered and bended as those, mind it is easy to fix them… but I like to show them as they were.
After a bit of work on the headgear (cutting out details) and eliminating the sabre briquet, and also the bayonets… I asume a painting job would do the rest.
So, in next posts (in the near future) I will explain how it goes. (Damn! it has been years since I painted 6MM… only painting 54MM Toy Soldiers nowadays… a bit concerned…)
I played Napoleonics in 25MM (MINIFIGS) for thirty years (see Post Waterloo in this present webpage).
It was fun. Specially when we played with my brother and friends when we were young.
Funnily enough we did really make a mess of it (meaning the rules we used) but one day in one of the refights… The Old Guard did put the British to flight and remained in possession of the bloody field of battle at Waterloo!
It was really hard to contemplate a “new” refight after that.
By chance in my megalomania I had Austrians and Russians too!… so we moved backwards to Aspern-Essling… LOL
Those were the days. Some are still doing it In the Grand Manner.