Thursday, January 23, 2014

From ChristopherS: 28mm AWI Virginian Continental Infantry (76 points)


Christopher sends us this beautiful unit of AWI Virginia Continental infantry to feast our eyes upon.

From Christopher:
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.
 

11 comments:

  1. Amazing work Chris! They'll definitely give the red-coats something to think about.

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  2. Oh these are excellent work Christopher, The bases really set the figures of a treat

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  3. Some really nice figures here - it's always good to see some of the more muted uniforms painted well.

    Pip pip

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  4. They look terrific. I like your decisions, such as not painting white edging on all the hats, to give them a slightly variable and very American look. Bravo.

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  5. Lovely brushwork indeed Christopher.

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  6. Wowsers. These are something else!

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  7. Excellent, that white is fantastic

    Ian

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  8. These are terrific. Both the painting and the bases. Outstanding.

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  9. An lovely. Your. Asking is always so impressive too. Great unit.

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