Two years later and I have settled into the 18th century imagination and really enjoying it. I was greatly surprised by the number of companies making figures, not just Airfix, Minifigs and Hinchliffe, and the large number of scales and of figure sizes within the same scale. I still like the Minifigs and Hinchliffe but I have also bought Dixon's, Foundry, Garrison, Zvezda and Revel. Some changes I like, such as the basing of figures, other things I am not convinced by, painting a black line round everything I just don't get that. My eyes and hands are not as good as they used to be but I am enjoying the painting.
I would like to give some credit and thanks to the staff at York branch of Games Workshop. They have been extremely helpful with technical stuff whilst selling me their paints.
Here is the First Battalion of Border Gendarmes, on exercises, practising surprise ambushes, exiting a wood.
|The figures are Eagle Miniatures Austrian Pandours|
|Colour scheme chosen after consulting Funcken Lace Wars Vol2|
|The officer is Foundry AWI range, the drummer is an old Hinchliffe AWI|