Saturday, July 23, 2011

War of 1812 British Camp

I needed a camp for my British War of 1812 troops. I thought about doing something military (e.g., redoubt, officer's tent) so I started rooting through my box of extras and ran across a bunch of pigs. And then I thought "imperialist pigs!" (I'd had a fair bit of caffeine at that point). And then I thought, "hey, I know".

And thus was borne my British camp, wherein two poor privates are forced to pull sentry duty, guarding dinner from bears, tigers and hill-billies.

The fence is an old railway model that I won as part of a job lot at the EWG auction this spring. The pigs are from an Imex pioneer set. And the soldiers are Revell Napoleonic British Riflemen.

Up next: American militia and dragoons are drying. I have started to block in colours on some 28mm Normans. And I built me a bunch of ratmen yesterday for a HoTT army so I will prime them today if the weather cooperates and berry picking doe snot take too long!

3 comments:

  1. I can honestly say that that camp stinks! I love it. I wonder how some of these 20mm soft plastic livestock minis would stack up in 25/28mm?

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  2. Pigs would be fine; cattle would be a bit smallish (although perhaps pre-GMO cattle was smaller)? You can often find "farm set" toy cattle on fleabay that work fine with 28mm.

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  3. Top rate camp. Really original and great use of odds and ends.

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