Thursday 4 April 2019

Queen's and Bengal Europeans for the Sikh Wars

Another flurry of basing and flagging sees me with several more units completed for the Sikh Wars Project. This time it's European regiments. First up, some cavalry  in the shape of HM 3rd Light Dragoons and HM 16th Lancers. All figures are by Studio Miniatures acquired via their Kickstarter many years ago. They paint up ok but are a bit wooden. They were lots cheaper than Foundry and even Old Glory so I will make the best of them.

Next six European infantry battalions, HM 9th, 24th, 29th, 31st and 80th regiments, accompanied by the East India Company's 2nd Bengal Fusiliers . Again Studio Miniatures but the infantry are ok in my opinion, especially as I want a 'Shiny Toy Soldier' look to the armies. I'm happy with the way they've all turned out so that'll have to do.

As is always the case the photos highlight an aspect of the figures that I overlooked, i.e. the edges of the bases need doing before they march off to the European Cantonments at Burrolabad.

Next in the basing queue are my Bengal artillery and light cavalry, after which it'll be time to finish off the EIC Sepoys and the Sikh infantry. You never know, I might even get some bullocks and elephants painted up to pull the guns.


  1. Is that all? Slacking I call that! Seriously though,I don't know how you do it!

  2. They may be a little wooden but they ooze old school charm-your output is something to behold too!

  3. I agree with you about Studio Minis, but you've managed to do them proud Colin. Lovely stuff.