Hello again,A long pause in the blog, the summer, my last exam in September; but now with more time and energies to resume it¡
(a little aquarelle, I did in Galicia, mi little kids…)
I will began with two entries (Granadiers and Light Infantry); I did them some time ago, not very glad with the result, so I retouch the paintworks; But there is only one reference with four poses of each type of unit and compatibility with other figures -for making new ones- practically impossible.
Granadiers.As I said in the previous entry I did them some time ago, not very glad with the result, I retouched the paintworks; but there is only one reference with four poses for making the entire unit, and compatibility with other figures -for making new ones- practically impossible.
They were the elite troops of each regiment, being the tallest and strongest men of theses. At first, they were in separates companies. Later, as with the Light Infantry, Instead of using them in separated companies, (each regiment infantry was composed of eight regular companies, plus one of light infantry and one of Granadiers) in this conflict they formed units of eight Granadiers companies, taking them from others eight regular regiments.
Uniforms were similar to the regular
infantry too, but with these main differences;
-The fur cap with metal plate.
-The tailed coat with wings as the Light infantry.
-As each company came from one different regimen, their lining color is different in each base.
-these kind of units didn’t use to have their own flag o musician.
Kits As I said in the previous entry, for this kind of unit,
we have only one reference in the market; A call to Arms set 65 “British infantry 1775”. Actually this set is composed of four poses of Granadiers, and four poses of Light infantry.
They are very well sculpted, it´s a pity that they don´t wear swords. The four poses, are very static too, but at least, this kind of unit used rigid formations (not as the light infantry), but they are very standard, and with small personality. Other problem is the height; they were supposed to be the tallest men of the army, but with 1,66 mts, and in comparison with the rest of figure references they are very, very small.
So I decided to make a firing unit in a very rigid composition.
I hope to have a good time seeing them¡