Sunday, September 26, 2021

Modelling therapy

Struggling a bit this week. Two of the kids have gone off to university and are finding it hard to adapt emotionally to the change after months of basically being isolated at home, while the feed back from Crisis Point was best described as "mixed". So a bit of model-making is called for to take my mind off things. 

Somewhat surprisingly I'm still working on 28mm Sharp Practice stuff but now it's for the 1812 campaign.

These are Perry plastic Prussian infantry; on the left, some line infantry that will get me up to 24 figures when they are complete. 

On the right and below are skirmishers. The Perry set comes with parts to make six men from a volunteer Jaeger company but while these are appropriate for 1813 onwards, I believe they weren't present in Macdonald's X Corps in Livonia. 

Instead, skirmishing duties were carried out by the third rank of each battalion so I'm using Green Stuff and spare parts to produce some more active-looking fusiliers to populate a six-figure skirmisher Group.

Interestingly this leaves me with six unused forage caps that would be quite useful if I were making Ellet's Mississippi Marine Corps in this scale but that would be silly...


Tales from Shed HQ said...

Excellent 👍 starting to work on Russian force next week. Might as well use those forage caps, be a shame to leave them unused 😉 Plus I can buy a paddle steamer! Crisis Point still the best weekend 👍

Counterpane said...

Thanks Richard!