Monday, October 24, 2016

Royal Foot Artillery

    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? 

24 comments:

  1. Superb bunch of guns and gunners

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    1. Tjanks, Joe. My British are nearing completion!

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  3. Impressive gun line, Peter! As for what's on the painting desk, well, how about more Macedonian phalanxes?

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    1. That *would* have been the answer until about 2 weeks ago. However, I am now slated to run an event for the Wargaming club at Jared's Middle School on December 3rd. These troops will be needed for that. All but a few are from figures purchased in the past year.

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  4. RE: RFA White Cartridge Box
    Well, now I will have to go off and check mine!

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    1. It is a rather odd thing, isn't it? It does appear in multiple sources.

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  5. Fantastic looking work. Guns look so much better arranged in battery.

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    1. Yes, a line of 6 or more guns looks impressive - it would be a Grand Battery in our rules!

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  6. Wonderful work Peter. Most rules look after Napoleonic British quite handsomely so they will make the enemy pay dearly for any ground they cover that's for sure! Nothing wrong with OCD mate - it makes us appreciated the details in life!

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    1. Thanks Carlo! Some obsessive compulsive tendencies are useful (very common among physicians!), but one does also need to be able to see the Army for the cartridge boxes, LOL!

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  7. Very nicely done, impressive guns!

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  8. Nice job Peter. I very much enjoyed the tour around the bases.

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  9. Lovely work Peter, and I especially like your choice of bluish-grey for the artillery.

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    1. hank you Lawrence; they could be perhaps even a slight bit more bluish, but not too much more!

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  10. Lovely looking guns and crews, I'm resisting too much details on my naps, otherwise I won't finish them!
    Best Iain

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    1. Thanks, Iain! For us obsessive compulsive types, the details are half the fun! :-)

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