The Perry figures are a mix of "northern" and "southern" packs. I just wanted to use up all my remaining firing militia figures. The officer is, I'm pretty sure, modelled on Colonel William Prescott, one of the patriot commanders at Bunker Hill. He is usually depicted in a long overcoat and a floppy hat, brandishing a sword. There's a terrific statue of him at the site of the battle (see here for my reminiscences on visiting Boston). Prescott was 49 at the time of the battle, so may well have been rather thin on top. He is credited with giving the order "don't shoot until you see the white of their eyes". He survived the battle and appears to have then commanded a regiment of the Continental line. The flag is a very simple hand-painted affair - "LIBERTY!" on a white background.
I'm determined to get up to date on this blog by the end of the year. So, and I appreciate I keep saying this, there will be more regular blogs posts over the next few weeks. I certainly have enough material now.
18 figures. Painted January/February 2014.