It has been a slow few weeks hobby wise for me, I have been pulling some extra shifts plus we had a wee break away up north, however I feel I'm back on track with my latest Saxons, 2nd battalion von Rechten and hope to have it finished by the end of the week.
The yellow shades have been fun to do which is just as well as I have another 2 yellow faced battalions to paint up. I will apologies for the poor pictures up front! I need to get myself a better camera as our old pink 1 isn't catching the focus so well since the lense had jam smeared around it by my good lady.
So 28 down with just 4 to go, I may need to give my buttons on the troops a highlight of chainmail? I went for a darker white metal to help the buttons pop on the white/yellow background but to my eyes they maybe a touch dark?
I tried painting ticking material on a few trousers and I am pretty happy how that worked out. I will keep it to a minimum but it does add an extra little bit of detail to the battalion. I think it will work best with the light troops?
I dont have any of the new French NCO's left so I've kept this battalion quite simple. I plan to order some up for my following marching battalions but its not a great issue.
John B from Oz put me onto a few figures that could be handy for the Saxons and 1 was the mounted French line officer in Bardin uniform, I head swapped in a bicorne head and I think it worked pretty well (thanks John). I will hopefully do this on a couple more battalions and command base for a little variety in the units.
So this is the 4 I have still to do plus a little brigade command I am working on.
Off to work for a few days now so I hope everyone is enjoying their gaming and painting.