Sunday 10 April 2011

28th Foot (North Gloucestershire)

Following a hard day's fight at QB it seems unlikely the 28th numbered more than 400 at the outset of 18th June. We are still quite a long way off that number but a quick count this morning reveals 6 centre companies mostly complete, with the grenadier company complete and the skirmishing light company about halfway there. They will be in square so, as always, it's getting enough kneeling men that is the problem. If anyone reading this has any spares they'd like to sell...

The 28th were a mix of Irish (47%) and West Country (42% coming from Devon, Somerset, or Cornwall). Reflecting this concoction somewhat, my regiment is a mix of 4 main makes - 2 companies are Elite, 3 are Foundry, 1 is Essex, and 1, on the left below, is Victrix. I will probably complete the missing companies with more Victrix - I love the variety they provide.

Wednesday 6 April 2011

92nd Foot update

Lots of work recently on the charge of the Gordons at Waterloo. After Quatre Bras estimates of nominal strength were not more than 20 men per company. Here each company is 18 men (one entire company is still missing) while the flank companies are 24 men, which leaves me in the insane position of having TOO MANY figures for 1:1. Arrrghh!
The great majority are the very wonderful Victrix, including the Light company. The Grenadier company are a mix of Perry, Foundry, and Front Rank. The chap above is an old Hinchliffe figure with Victrix arms added.

A Foundry officer with a Victrix head.

Still a huge amount to be done, including the acursed yellow stripes of the Gordons through every kilt! But generally feeling quite pleased with the way these are coming along.