I’ve had my eye on the War of 1812 for some time. I even thought I had a chance to play Lasalle and have a game of War of 1812 at the same time once. It was not to be, but I’ve been left with a desire to get into the conflict in a big way. I also had a game of 28mm rank and file troops last November that changed my mind about gaming large conflicts in that scale. So, due to all of that, here I am. Painting troops from Scott’s Brigade for the Niagara Campaign of 1814.
I want to document how I’ve painted these figures so I can repeat it later and become more efficient as I go. I have a feeling that I may be painting quite a few of them.
Luck for me, and anyone else that might like to get into gaming the War of 1812, Knuckleduster Miniatures makes some great minis for the conflict. The company seems to be on track to produce everything you need to game the Niagara Campaign, PERFECT. I’ve had these minis around for a few months, and I’m getting ready order a few more as soon as my monthly spending allocation is renewed.
Scott’s Brigade – Troops from 9th, 11th,22nd and 25th US regulars
I’ll cover basing these as soon as they dry from my first coat of varnish, and as I’m a skirmish gamer mainly I’ll show how I base them so they can be part of a rank and file unit and still pop off for a skirmish.