My computer has also died so can not give the usual run down on the regiments as I have yet to look for my usual site on Cath's computer.
First up Regiment 6, La Marine and first of the light grey coated regiments I will be doing for The Boy. I went with Vallejo Sky Blue which I inked and then brought back up with a mix of Sky Blue and White as I found the sky blue to be a little darker than I wanted.
This and the next battalion are the last of the none turnback figures I have for the French so the next few battalions will be those with turnbacks then I will have to buy more figures for his other regiments. I bought him one grenadier battalion and two heavy cavalry at York so these may figure before the challenge finishes.
The Boy choose this regiment for the flag and who can blame him? The light blue cuffs and waistcoats seal the deal for me. This is Regiment 16 Dauphin, adding a spot of panache to his collection of flags. Having well over 100 he can really add some interesting standards to his force once he has enough basic units.
I really like the detail and pose of the Lancashire Games officer, though I do need to find some suitable alternative command figures that will fit in as I want to be able to have them looking a bit different.
So that's another two battalions for The Boy's growing army. On the walk home from school we discussed what he wanted painting next (expecting cavalry) for him to say more infantry. Not that these will be next up as I have a fancy for a couple of Prussian battalions next.
All four battalions painted over the last three weeks, if I was to keep at these I could get a sizeable army done fairly quickly but I like to jump around a little so I don't get bored of what I paint. It has been a bit of a production line kind of few weeks but I have strangely enjoyed it.
Great, more SYW, and this project is starting to look great in their massed lines. And what a flag on the Dauphine regiment! Very jazzy, a fine choice by your lad.
Positive thoughts on the side duel Ian: you can chase down the Queen of Points Bombs, surely? You just need to get three of these entries in for each one of hers, and ease off on those Prussians! ;-)