Tuesday, July 12, 2011

War of 1812 British Foot

I'm on a bit of a roll with 1/72 figures so I'm going to keep this going as long as I can. Today I pushed some more 1/72 "British" troops through the painting process.

First up are as bunch that I'm going to term Upper Canadian militia. These are extra Imex Alamo troops I had. This unit (from what I can tell) was issued with red jackets but uniforms were pretty dodgy their first year. So red jackets with yellow trim but some are cut short and there is a lot of variety in head gear and pants.

The second group are loosely painted as Lower Canadian militia--something of coureur des bois meets bon homme. I think they would do for almost any militia unit.

This last group I painted up to look (roughly) like Caldwell's rangers, with green coats and black trim with grey pants. I'd field these as irregulars. Again not a perfect uniform match, but definitive source material is a bit tricky to find on some of these units.

Up next: Some British cavalry/dragoons are drying. Then onto some superheroes. And then back to some more 1/72 British line troops and perhaps a camp. Somewhere in there I'll ben playing some For Honour and Glory with Bruce.

2 comments:

  1. Very nice, I like the look of the red coated Upper Canadians. well done Bob!

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  2. Thanks Ray. It is hard to find good info on militia "uniforms" which make sit easier to sneak in out of period figures to use them up!

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