Tuesday, 16 July 2013
Camp Frenchmen (2)
here (I like his idea of another table with lots of loaves on it - might have to do one of those). The table itseld was painted with my standard dark wood palette - base coat of GW "Scorched Brown" (or whatever it's called now), wash of dark brown ink, then highlights of Foundry "Spearshaft" A and B. The oven was painted with the Foundry "Stone" palette - using the A base colour and then drybrushing with the B and C colours. If you were painting this as a proper Revolutionary War set, you'd probably paint the feathers in the woman's hat as a tricolore, but I left them white, as being more of an AWI French colour. The pokalems I decided to paint as normal - I don't know the extent to which this sort of hat was worn prior to the 1790s.
So hopefully this is something that could be used in games that feature French encampments, such as Savannah and Yorktown, and so this set receives AWI and Napolenic French labels. There are two other vignettes which I'll post about soon. I've been on holiday recently and been subsumed by work; hence the lack of posts the past 2 weeks. I've enjoyed painting these sets and really hope that Eureka follow them up with more.
4 figures and various other bits. Painted March 2013.