Progress has been steady but slow over the last year on my AWI collection. Word of warning… no flag as I have been LAZY! I have beautiful GMB flags, but I keep putting it off. Read the rest of this entry »
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Happy New Years! I know I am two months late. I have been painting I promise 🙂 I was sucked back into World of Warcraft for a few months, but I was able to remove those shackles in December and get back to painting. The first unit was a continental regiment in brown coats with red facings. I believe a number of the New England regiments wore something similar. In general my continental armies are meant to be generic regiments and not specific such as my British regiments.
Jim at Fie and Drum provides some of the best looking American War of Independence miniatures on the market.
The British Grenadier uniform is one of the most iconic pictures from the American War of Independence. The bearskin head gear is the symbol of a grenadier. Each regiment had an elite company of grenadiers and light infantry. During the Revolutionary War, the British Army formed elite battalions of grenadiers consisting of companies from several regiments. Typically the senior regiment would lead the battalion.
I finally completed the Regiment by adding the GMB Flags. The flags are absolutely beautiful! I had to remove the plastic flag staves as they were too short for the GMB flags. On this regiment I tried to drill holes in the hands to hold the flags. In both cases the hands broke off. I later found it easier to carve out the inside of the hand to sit the flag stave.