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British Forces for Freeman’s Farm

Finally some new pictures.  While I havn’t been posting as I needed some time to assess the amount of time I was spending taking pictures and blogging versus the feedback, I have been painting like a madman.  Well, like a madman for me, I’m a very slow painter.

I finished all of the forces that will be on the table for the British side in my Freeman’s Farm scenario.  This is 932 infantry, four command stands, and seven gun stands.  Quite a tidy little group if I don’t say so myself.

These are not my best photos as I’m still trying to work out the best way to take effective pictures of large groups of miniatures.  I have it down pat for small groups, but still a lot to learn.

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Enoch Poor’s Brigade

I have been waiting a while for this.  So far I have been concentrating on getting pictures on the blog for Hubbardton as that was a manageable engagement to paint and create a scenario for.  I have been hard at work for quite some time now and am weeks away from finishing the troops needed for the the entire Saratoga Campaign.

Here is the firt of the units for the First Battle of Freeman’s Farm, Enoch Poor’s Brigade.  I have had to take some liberties  with a few unit colors and quite a few flags.  I am very happy with the way this turned out.  Without further ado, some introductions are in order.

Enoch Poor's Brigade
Enoch Poor's Brigade
  1. Enoch Poor Command Stand
  2. 1st NH
  3. 2nd NH
  4. 3rd NH
  5. 2nd NY
  6. 4th NY
  7. Conn. Militia
  8. Conn. Militia

I have to say that I’m pretty impressed with the results.  This really looks like a brigade ready to go to the table top, it’s recreated in 4:1 ratio.  I can’t imagine the same kind of satisfaction with 28mm in a 20:1 ratio (though I’m pretty sure many would argue with me).

Some of these units were from the most well documented units in the war (2nd NH) and other I relied up general knowledge and many trips to TMP to come up with coat colors.  I had fun with some of the flags and have found that with a little effort you can come up with something that is plausible: like a poster on TMP suggesting the 18th-century NH state seal for one flag , and things that are downright wrong, like the NY Yankees flag one of the NY units is carrying.

More than anything, it will look like a battle line when deployed on the table top.

I have had about ZERO input on my posts showing individual units, so unless there are 10 requests in the comments I won’t show the individual units.  It takes time away from painting and if I’m the only one interested, I already know what they look like.

Here are a few more photos of the boys in action.

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Here Come the New Yorkers

This is the first New York Regiment that I have created, so it represents my first step outside of New England.

The 4th New Yorkers had some pretty distinctive uniforms and I imagine they are pretty well documented as they show up in most collections of plates.  They wore with uniforms with black caps, rather than tricornes.  If you are priming your 6mm figs with white, this unit is a breeze to paint. It probably took 20% off the total painting time.

I had a little fun with the flag as I couldn’t find any references for it.  One of the great things (and at times frustrating things)  about the AWI is that you have a lot of latitude due to lack of information.  I got tired of trying to figure out the flag with this unit, that they got a Yankee’s symbol.   Now that I’m posting it, I see that I put the roman numerals for 3 on the flag rather than 4.  I’ll have to change that soon.

The 4th New York Regiment