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.
The 23rd Royal Fusiliers or Royal Welch Fusiliers was founded as an infantry regiment in 1689 to oppose James II during yet another war with France. Originally, the regiment was known as the 23rd Regiment of Foot. However, it was given the fusilier title in 1702 and was then known as The Welsh Regiment of Fusiliers. They gained Royal status fighting in the War of the Spanish Succession in 1713.
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.