This sunny weather has seen a boost to my production and completion figures this week. Basing five unit of infantry and one of cavalry for my 1672 collection was far less of a chore than it would otherwise be as I was able to decamp into the garden and spread out over the table on the patio. Four of the infantry were already painted courtesy of my mate Barry but the other two units were completed from scratch during the course of the week, which is good going for me and almost back to my production capabilities of a good few years ago, when I was still working!
On my painting table to do this week (above) are two battalions of 1790's Bavarians in the distinctive Rumford uniform and another battalion of Dutch for 1672 that are 50% done already, as well as various odds and ends that get little attention unless I need to use up some paint. I also need to make an observation basket to dangle beneath my French Compagnie d'Aerostiers balloon ready for the next FRW game, as well as painting an Aerostatier to be dangled in it.
|The four new 'French' battalions|
|A single Imperial regiment.|
|Regiment Anjou. Dixon figures.|
|Another battalion of early Gardes Franca-is|
|A Swiss battalion - Jung Stuppa, raised if I am correct in 1672.|
|Ten battalions of 1806 Prussians.|
|A Dutch regiment for 1672|
|1790s Rumford Bavarians (Reiver Castings)|
|A wider view of the paining station. On the left in blue are some dismounted 18thC hussars while just visible on the right is a Russian 18th/19thC religious vignette and some Black African bandsmen. Organised chaos it isn't.|