This regiment presented somewhat of a dilemma as to whether to represent the buff coats which Trained Bands troops are often portrayed. The jackets on these musketeers are really too short to paint buff in the hope that I could get away with representing sleeveless buff coats. In the end I settled with some pikemen in sleeveless buff coats but musketeers without. Another dilemma was whether to have the trained bandsmen in civilian jackets or red ones - different modern authors seem split on this one. I decided to go for an issue of uniform coloured jackets, but kept personal touches of different coloured ribbon ties on breeches to show some independent spirit on the part of the regiment's volunteer members. The 'Red' of Red Regiment relates only to the colours carried, the same as the 'Blew Regiment' carried blue ones. (This regiment will follow at a later date!).
The figures are again the superb Bicorne figures from their English Civil War range and are an absolute joy to paint.
Here are a couple of close-ups:
Well, that's the figure progress of the last few weeks.
So....I'm designing a take-down table which can break into sections and go behind the sofa when I'm not playing. When assembled it is 12ft x 6ft...much more satisfactory! I'm divided between buying teddy bear fur and making a super home-made terrain set (and risk making a mess of it!) or whether to buy something ready made from someone like this: http://terrainmat.com/
Has anyone any experience of this firm or similar? Your advice would be much appreciated.:-)