Friday, May 13, 2011

von Donop Regiment



I purchased the figures for this regiment a couple of years ago after being inspired by Mr. Allison over at his blog TQ with the goal of immediately painting and growing my own collection. A few football and basketball seasons later I've finally become serious about putting paint to figures and started in earnest on my AWI collection.

These figures are the first 25/28mm figures I've painted in nearly 15 years, so I was a little intimidated. My goal with these was to at least achieve a basic minimum wargaming standard and with luck watch my painting improve as I paint more in this scale. I think I've come close to a basic "wargaming" quality with room for huge improvement all over as I move forward. My biggest struggle is currently in making the flesh the way I believe it should be and will try some slightly different tactics on the next regiment. One wholesale departure from my past painting color preferences came when researching the muskets of the era. When painting in 15mm before I would use a lighter wood color. I aimed for a much darker and reddish wood with these and so far I'm happy with the results.

The regiment is based for British Grenadier and as a large regiment of 30 I chose to base in sixes. I painted the grenadiers along side this regiment for use later in the grenadier battalion von Lengerke. The unit strengths are based on the BG scenario for Brandywine.

Figures 36, Perry Miniatures, GMB Flags, Litko Bases












...and my youngest boy eating his birthday cake!



7 comments:

  1. Very nicely painted unit. It surely will awe the colonials on the battlefield.

    Jim
    http://colcampbellbarracks.blogspot.com/

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  2. Lovely work on those Hessians.

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  3. Thanks for the comments. With 4 children and one on the way, cake doesn't last long around here.

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  4. I've only just come across these, for some reason. They look fabulous, as we would expect. I don't know how you can cope with 4 children. I find just 1 boy more than enough!

    Giles

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  5. Giles:

    After 1 child that's exactly what I said. In fact I said it after 2 as well. Then something happened and they just kept arriving. However, now that a 5th is on the way I find myself going back into that "more than enough" state of mind.

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