Wednesday, 6 April 2016

More Ponsonby's.

The last two trays/companies of infantry for my ECW regiment were finished this afternoon. Ponsonby's Regiment of Foote might not be their final name but as a working title it'll do for now. Once I get these home I'll base the whole regiment and sort out a standard.

I need to assemble the cavalry now...

Tuesday, 5 April 2016

Ponsonby's Regiment of Foote

A project embarked on since my last real post, English Civil War in 28mm. My son-in-law is a recent (and enthusiastic) convert to wargaming and I agreed to join him in this endeavour, ECW being something he's always had an interest in.

We went halves on a Warlord Games starter set and a few extra command figures. He painted his very quickly but sad to say I have kept him waiting... :( Still, I have my mojo back, have started to paint again (enjoying it!) And have made some good progress.

Initially at least we're planning on using File Leader as our chosen rule set. Infantry are on 'trays' of six figures representing a company. Our simple regiments will have four trays of musket and two of pike. Officers are based separately.

I painted the first two trays months ago but things stalled as they always do. Anyway, today I finished the musketeers for the other two trays and started the pikemen. I'll base them all at the same time at the end.

I'll get onto those pikemen right now!

'Ere we go...

In the mood to give this blogging lark another go. Lots of things have changed of course since I last posted. Rather than telling you what I'm up to these days I'll let you glean the information from my posts... Some stuff will pick up where I left off, other stuff will never be heard of again and it would be polite to not mention it...