The British Legion is one unit of the American Revolution which has attained lasting fame...or infamy, depending on one's perspective. Commanded through its American campaigns by Banastre Tarleton, the Legion was known as an effective and sometimes ruthless fighting force. Whether fighting in the North (for example, at Poundridge NY) or the South (Camden SC), the Legion was generally the victors. They refused to charge during the Battle of Cowpens, but they later fought desperately at Guilford Court House and executed a lighting raid against Thomas Jefferson, missing him by minutes.
Figures are Chinese copies of Italeri; heads by All the King's Men. Heavy conversion was required on the riders and some on the horses. Painted with Testors paints.
Sunday, August 6, 2017
Thursday, June 29, 2017
It is clear to the corporal that they cannot hold out much longer against the numerically superior militia. His only hope is that the other units in the foraging party will hear the musketry and come to his assistance.
To be continued...
Friday, June 16, 2017
|The crew prepare to load the gun|
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Friday, February 3, 2017
Wednesday, January 11, 2017
This Ideal militiaman is the first figure which I finished in 2017! He is not an original Ideal figure, but is recast. Since he wore a bicorne hat, I cut it down and sculpted a roundhat turned up on one side instead. In addition, I lengthened his waistcoat, making him look more like a militiaman of 1776 than 1812. His socks are medium blue with light blue stripes, an interesting combination which I like. Click on the pictures to expand them. Figure by Ideal (recast), painted with Testors Paints.
Monday, January 2, 2017
One of my goals for the past year was to paint 25 figures. I succeeded, painting a total of 26 figures.
Next is a group of six militiamen completed this year. The man waving his hat makes an excellently patriotic NCO, while the armed minister is ready to resist both Episcopalianism and George III.
The 2nd Pennsylvania Regiment received their own flagbearer in 2016.
I began a French & Indian War collection in 2016 by painting this French-Canadian militiaman. Comrades and opponents are not far behind...