I managed to finish up my British foot Artillery a week or two ago. These are Old Glory 28mm crew figures with Wargames Foundry Artillery pieces, both purchased 2 - 3 years ago. My British army was getting seriously behind on ordnance, so this should go a long way to correct that. I still have enough left over pieces, as seen, to add at least a couple more batteries in the future,
A battery armed with 9 lber cannon.
The British foot artillery uniform is surprisingly elaborate, with the bands of yellow lace on the chest....
Yellow trim on the scarlet collars
and yellow lace on the cuffs as well.
The white pants were evidently worn for home duty, and grey in the field.
That makes sense, as the white would be very impractical around the grime of black powder etc... but I like the look of the white pants!
The next battery is armed with 6 lbers.
I see I left off the brass badges on the cartridge boxes. Even worse, in one of those wonderfully British idiosyncrasies, the RFA used white cartridge boxes instead of black. Oh bugger, now I'll HAVE to go back and fix those now!
The Foot Artillery could wear yellow cords on their shako, but these 28 mm Old Glory figures don't have them, cast on so I left them off.
Plain white plumes were standard on the shako.
The turn backs are sometimes shown white piped yellow or red piped yellow. I might go back and ad a slash of red on them.
All three batteries, plus enough spare tubes for a couple more eventually!
A nice but deadly firing line!
OK, so I did it; cartridge boxes now painted off white, brass badges added, and red added to the turnbacks.
Damned obsessive compulsive tendencies!
Most people would probably never notice, but now i would!
I have several units on the painting table presently, all from the same era. Any guesses as to what they might be?