Bassoonist, 7eme Chasseurs à Cheval. Note the pink facings!
So here we go! I thought it best to keep my targets modest at first, as they have to be reasonable if I am to have any chance of achieving them.
By the end of the month I want to get the following unit finished:
28eme Régiment d'Infanterie Légère - to be completed by July 31st. 24 figures + four voltigeurs.
This will be followed by a regiment of light cavalry:
7eme Régiment de Chasseurs à Cheval- to be completed by August 17th. 12 figures.
This will clear the painting table of two units that have been in painting purgatory for ages- indeed, much longer than I am willing to admit here! The light infantry are about 70% complete so I believe I have set myself a reasonable target, while the chasseurs have some way to go- they are about 15% done. Both to be duly photographed upon completion and and put up here.
If successful, I shall name the good colonel of the 7eme chasseurs in honour of Iannick Martin! (Thus I have someone else to blame should they get routed off the table in their first engagement...). While only 12 figures, getting these painted by the deadline may prove a challenge as I have never been a fan of painting horses with all those straps, reins, and various nooks and crannies that the paintbrush never seems to want to go.
Once these guys are done, the next up will be a unit of line infantry and some Russians, along with a scenario for a skirmish game. This should be fun, as I can start coming up with ideas for the character attributes I will need for the "Big Men" using the Sharpe Practice rules.
Born in Brighton, England, in 1961 (the same year the Berlin Wall went up). Family emigrated to Vancouver, Canada in 1962 (the same month as the Cuban Missle Crisis). I came to Japan in 1992 (the year it was revealed that Dan Quayle couldn't spell "potato").
I've lived here ever since.