Christopher sends us this beautiful unit of AWI Virginia Continental infantry to feast our eyes upon.
The unit is the 1st Virginia Continental Infantry Regiment and is a period that I've long worked on, but haven't done anything for in quite some time. It's been fun to come back to the AWI period and will likely feature a lot more in my project plans this year as I wish do some more gaming in it.
The uniform is their early uniform in hunting shirts (my favorite) with a red trim, before later adopting the blue coat and red turn backs. I don't believe American units were ever completely uniformed so I made changes to colors, hats and other things to reflect this, but at the same time I put most of them in a unifying light grayish off white color and gave them all a red trim (a distinctive trait of the regiment in fact) so as to avoid them looking like militia.
The figures are Perry miniatures which make a brilliant AWI range that just keeps getting better. The flag is from the very nice Flag of Wars range of AWI flags.
Simply gorgeous work Christopher. I really like these early units that were dressed in the hunting shirt as it provides such a marked contrast to their more formal red-coated opponents.
This fine unit will give Christopher 76 points.