Some years ago, at one of the HMGS East conventions, the giveaway for all attendees was a small sprue of four or five 25mm plastic British colonial figures. Most of the HAWKs handed me their sprues, because they didn’t do any colonial gaming in this scale and thought I could use them in a GASLIGHT game. I painted several GASLIGHT units in red jackets to use for service on Mars.
As noted in earlier posts, I’ve been picking away at my unpainted lead (or in this case plastic) collection. So, to finish off these free plastic figures, I decided to paint them for service in the Northwest Frontier. The sprues only came with rank and file, so the officers, standard bearer (currently missing a flag), and other special figures are Empress Miniatures, ordered from Age of Glory.
I was in Orlando last week for a conference for work. I had an opportunity one evening to spend an hour or two at the Downtown Disney marketplace looking for stocking stuffers for my kids and wife. In the art store I saw this picture and had to take a photo of it.
This weekend I continued to pick away at unpainted 10mm figures. The three units I finished this weekend were Copplestone 10mm figures. I like the way the archers are mounted in pairs. They are easier to paint than individuals, but not as easy to paint as strips of Old Glory or Games Workshop 10mm figures.