Here is the latest addition to my American War of Independence collection. Playing such a key role in so many battles, I decided to make my fourth British and Allied unit, a unit of Jagers.
I opted to paint the Ansbach-Bayeuth Jagers as they fit in with the Southern campaign battles which I am hoping to fill the order of battles for. The good thing is that they are so similar in dress to their better known Hesse-Cassel comrades that I should be able to get away with using them for both as required.
I understand that there were eventually six companies of Ansbach-Bayreuth Jagers serving in North America by the end of the war.
The figures are from the wonderful Perry Miniatures range. I painted them mostly with Foundry triad paints but for the green I used Vallejo flat green for the main shade, applied over the darkest Russian Green shade. I then mixed the flat green with some Foundry dragoon green for the highlights. I made the mistake years ago of making Franco-Prussian War Jager coats too dark and I wanted to avoid that happening again. Hopefully the appearance on these is close to how it should be.
The logs are twigs are from a wonderful New Years day walk in Wychwood Forest! It was a wet but refreshing walk and a fine start to clear the lethargy of the Christmas break. The twigs did need some drying out on a radiator before glueing them on though!
I am determined to paint up more AWI units before my attention gets pulled towards a different period of history. I nearly started re-basing some WW2 1/285 vehicles (as I have just ordered a Desert Mat from Barrage Miniatures - see last post) but I managed to hold my course and complete these.
That's all for now. I hope you all have a superb 2016!