The British army have had the first coat on their bases which means that I shall be able finish them tomorrow. Whilst working my way through the figures I was able to decide what was going to be what in respect of the overall organisation. I also came to a decision about what to do with the rather large quantity of ‘Guards’ figures I own. Large quantity is a relative term in that it means within the confines of the collection rather than in actuality!
The Guard figures are rather on the large side so they will stand out more on the table top and to differentiate them from the KGL I shall merely paint the German’s trousers grey. Rather surprisingly the Guard range does not include anything like a sensible command group so these will need to be acquired at some point. Actually the line infantry themselves only feature drummers and standard bearers so I will also need to get some officer figures for them also.
More by chance than design the infantry of the collection when used on a large scale non grid based game - I am thinking perhaps A Gentleman’s War or possibly something by Neil Thomas, not to mention Dan Mersey - seems to be heading towards 12 figures units including command. This is fine as using the figures with a variety of rule sets was always my intention, hence the individually based figures.
The only cloud on this particular horizon at present concerns my standard base green of Humbrol Satin Mid Green 131. I am down to one and half tins from which I need to give the British a second coat and then start on the French. I need some more paint as my local supplier has run out (I had the last two tins a couple of weeks ago) and although I have ordered half a dozen tins online I am not sure when these will be likely to arrive.
How very vexing!