These 'light bobs' are rather handy in the wilderness; good shots and able to screen the regular troops in more traditional formations, they became critical to the war effort (yet somehow those lessons were lost during the subsequent rebellion of the American colonies...)
I've painted these chaps as members of the 24th Regiment, a Regiment that would become famous in the Zulu War for both unlikely victory at Rorke's Drift and disastrous losses at Isandlwana. I've modelled the Regiment for that war in 15mm previously and thought it would be neat to game with the same regiment in another time period and scale. I've used a dark, dirty wash to reflect their irregular nature and lack of spit and polish compared to line infantry.
And finally, what was to be my Bonus round Character but who got replaced at the last minute...
The evil mastermind and super-villain Johan Schmidt, aka Red Skull, nemesis of Captain America and founder of Hydra
|“His Skull maybe Red but his heart is Black”|
|The skull isn't so washed out IRL, but I got the blue eyeballs done!|
Together these three submissions total around 55 points I believe, which leave me a tantalising 8 points shy of my upped 1000 point objective.
A great little entry Paul - nice the the 24th in a different setting other than Zulu! Great job. Red skull is a little cracker. my favourite is the canoe , it just feels so evocative of the era...
Now get yourself back to some brushes - you have a target that needs meeting !