"Wake up, Wake up! The British are coming."
~ Breakfast at Tiffany's, 1961
|"flank" company. Flags are Victrix, then converted to fit the larger flag pole.|
British Flank company
As we enter the Yuletide season, I am jumping in with Santa's elves and making toys for Christmas. This has been my first chance to paint up an entire unit of my Wooden Wars British infantry, and they are a blast!
|These guys in square- that just looks right!|
This unit of 20 lads plus officer took me about 12 hours or so to paint up over the week. I used a lot of the new Humbrol acrylics (red and black) that I got as a present for my birthday, and was pleasantly surprised at how well they covered the wood. Like my other paints, I mixed them down with a bit of 50/50 Future floor wax and water.
|It looks like they are going right for the Officer in front!|
|11 lads left standing out of 21.|
Here at the Fossling proving grounds, no unit is sent off without proper training and being put under fire at least once. Taking some heavy pounding from a battery of French guns, it shows that once again that it pays to get that officer's commission!
More painted batons for presents. I did the white one for the Russians and the light blue to compliment the Bavarian generals I painted up.
Here we have a credible "Russian" officer using the mounted officer model. I kinda made up some bits plus mixed and matched from Russian General and Field Marshal uniforms I referenced.