Monday, July 20, 2015

Foundry Loyal Sikhs

No matter whose collection is brought out for a game, I find it difficult to fight the urge to paint "just a few" units to field on the day of battle.  Kevin's mid-19th Century colonial project is no exception.  Unable to fight this gravitational pull of fielding more lead, a battalion of Sikhs rolls off from the painting desk.
Outfitted in khaki, these fellows will likely see action throughout Kevin's NWF campaigns and will see service in both major combatants' expeditions.  Figures are Wargames Foundry from the Indian Mutiny range.   The Lead Pile contains a handful of similar figures capable of building at least two more such native infantry.  Excellent sculpts! 
Kevin has suggested a Russian force would be a useful addition to NWF campaigning.   Well, I took the bait.  Enough Foundry Crimean era Russians have been added to The Lead Pile to field two or three battalions of infantry, several squadrons of cavalry, and a couple of guns.  I have about a dozen Russian hussars painted long ago that I plan to rebase from single bases to pairs.  With most of the figures garbed in greatcoats, once begun, it should be possible to field the infantry in relatively quickly.  

Next off the painting desk will be my first attempts at Landsknechts and an AWI British combined light infantry battalion.

18 comments:

  1. They're very nice Jonathan. Washes of colour I presume ?

    Not to bad for khaki, eh?

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    1. Minwax stain over the paint. Not bad for khaki, for sure!

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  2. Well done; I think you got the skin tone about right, too!

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  3. Really nice painting Jon, and good choice on the colors for the grass tuffts. Both these and the Russian are, as you said, excellent sculpts. I only wish they would offer packs with more diversity in poses.

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    1. Thank you, Soren. Yes, a few more poses in the Foundry repertoire would be most welcome. However, I am happy to use what Foundry provides!

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  4. lovely looking Sikhs.... marvelous!

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  5. Lovely job on these famous troops Jonathan!

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    1. Thank you, Phil for your kind comments!
      I just hope these famous lads fight up to their reputation.

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  6. Great looking troops Jonathan. Perfect for fighting the hordes of the Tsar!

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    1. Thanks Nate and exactly right; for use against the Russians.

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  7. These look really nice Jonathan! The NWF is project I would really like to do someday and this does add to the motivation.

    Christopher

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    1. Thank you, Christopher!
      Always standing by to provide inspiration.

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  8. Superbly painted Sikhs, Jonathan. Their skin tone is perfect.

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    1. Skin tones can be tricky with great variation. Pleased you approve of the shade.

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