The 44th was often in the thick of things. The second battalion captured a French eagle at Salamanca and the first battalion fought in the War of 1812. The regiment made the famous "last stand" at Gandamak at the close of the disastrous First Anglo-Afghan War and then fought in all the major actions of the Crimean War. It amalgamated with the 56th (West Essex) Regiment in 1881 to become the Essex Regiment and now survives as C Company of the 1st battalion of the Royal Anglian Regiment.
The 44th is quite a handy battalion to have for the AWI. It appears in the Dorchester scenario as an 18-figure unit and then as 16 figures in Long Island, Brandywine, Germantown, Whitemarsh and Monmouth. Like many battalions that fought in the AWI, it has yellow facings.
I've been rather remiss with posting at last, but I'll catch up over Easter with more civilians, some British casualties, Dabney's Virginian Legion and one or two other things. On the painting desk at the moment are Pulaski's Legion cavalry and the 46th Foot.
16 figures. Painted November-December 2015. Flags by GMB.