I have finished two units of British to a rudimentary standard that will need reworking in a month or so not a real problem as it is the converged Grenadiers so can always try something without changing the feel of the rest of the army.
The first Americans took a while to get going, again, one of preparation slowing things up. I have chosen, after testing, a four colour palette of buff (dark sand), green, brown and grey . This enabled me to add a militia unit quite quickly keeping it quite unique. I have thrown in a couple of uniformed figures with some artistic license.
I have had to order a uniform guide though as this is one period where I have absoluted no reference material to work from.
Basing will keep a middle road between British Grenadier and Washington's Army. I haven't added any cavalry units yet so they will either go on a 30 x 30 or a 30 x 40 but will wait until I have a couple of brigades painted up:
- 30 x 30mm for infantry bases with 4 figs per base.
- 40 x 40mm for CinC and artillery
- 30 x 40mm for Brigade Commanders
- 40 x 15mm for good quality skirmishers
- 60 x 15mm for Poor quality skirmisher (this might change and drop to a 50mm frontage but not yet decided).
For the painting record I have used the following
- Scarlet (British Uniforms)
- Violet Brown (good warm green colour for Hunting Shirts)
- Flat Brown (Hunting shirts)
- Intermediate Blue (Hunting Shirts)
- Flat Yellow (Facing colour)
- Dark Sand (General buff/leather colour)
- Beige Brown (Bases)
- White Scar Layer (Turn backs and breeches)
- Vermin Brown (Knapsacks)
- Bestial Brown (Wooden Items)
- Chaos Black (Hats, Shoes, Cartridge boxes)
- Agrax Earthshade (Wash on Hunting Shirts)
- Nuln Oil (Wash on anything uniform)
- Tallarn Flesh (Face and Hands)
- Chainmail (Bayonets)