Tuesday, 7 April 2009
First Carlist War test figures
Just because Andreas asked...this is where my first Isabellino unit currently stands after a week of painting. This is a battalion of regular army line infantry. It will be 20 figures strong, which is about a 1:30 figure to men ratio. At 1:20 I would have 32 figures for a battalion at full strength. However, I want to keep the units down to 20/24 figures (i.e. in line with my AWI stuff) and I imagine that battalions were rarely at full strength anyway - if both sides have this sort of ratio then it should be fine. Current rules plans are the GdB variant "There are your guns". Anyway, I still have plenty of planning to do and, when I have a couple of units painted up, a new blog will emerge... The buildings were bought ready-made from "Tablescape" at Salute.
Plenty to come for the AWI - the 6th Continentals, more buildings, a second British limber, a discussion on colonial fence styles and the Green Mountain Boys when they are finished. I have some 17th century stuff from South Africa to post on as well and plastic Perry Brits. Incidentally, am I the only person who feels overwhelmed by the range and quality of figures available at the moment? Even if I gave up work and painted 24/7 (ignoring the financial consequences for the time being) I still don't think I would have time to paint everything I'd like to do...