Saturday, 17 April 2021

28mm Essex Peninsula British Infantry

I recently decided to tart up a couple of old 28mm Essex Napoleonic British foot regiments that I commissioned another local Christchurch wargamer, Dave Evans, to paint up for me back in the early 1990s. These were my first metal figures and at the time I lacked the experience and confidence in painting metals to a reasonable standard. I bought these as part of a ready-made army that the Guardroom in Dunstable used to sell. This was back in the days when you actually visited a 'bricks and mortar' wargaming shop...before internet shopping. Coming from the colonies, at that time a trip to the UK meant you had to buy in bulk when you had the opportunity...well, that's what I told my girlfriend (now long suffering wife) who was travelling with me when I confessed how much money I spent. These figures are dated and not the most dynamic, but once painted up and based as a unit they are ok for bulking up a sizable force. The GMB flags help to pretty them up.

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