Apart from the terrain pieces I have been making during these past couple of weeks, I was also painting some figures for the projects I want to play.
French Indian War, is one of my favourite periods, mainly because it involved soldiers from Europe fighting over foreign soil, having the aid by the Natives that were thinking that the colonists were there to help them. Mad, in'nit? :-)
If you have seen Zvezda's excellent set of figures (7YW Prussian Grenadiers), you would understand that with a small conversion (replacing the grenadiers mitre with a tricorn hat), they could be painted as British infantrymen.
Below you will see the painted results of these conversions. Since many regiments have participated in this war, I decided to go generic, and paint them as 'plain' as possible. Red and yellow would be the recipe for success.
What inspired me to go into 18th century wars, was Stanley Kubrick's masterpiece, Barry Lyndon. The part (as you will see below) with the British Regiment marching on the plain field, was simply astonishing (pay attention to the camera's span).
Anyhoo, on with the photos.
And this my Fife and Drum version.
I hope you liked them.
Have a great Wednesday everyone! :-)