I tried to stay focused and finish off my WWII project. I got a pretty good start working on the last of my Americans. I painted 20 28mm Americans with winter equipment from Warlord Games. I really liked the figures but the castings are a bit brittle and had excess flash. When unpacking them I had three rifle barrels that were bent and covered in heavy casting residue. I managed to break the barrels while cleaning and straightening them. I know Warlord has fantastic customer service but running short on time I didn't want to wait for the replacement so I repaired the figures.
After finishing off the first group of WWII Americans I hit a bit of a block. So I jumped back to a little side project I have been working on occasionally. I painted a 24 figure unit of British infantry for the War of Spanish Succession.
The figures are all 28 mm Front Rank. I think Front Rank make some of the nicest figures around. The figures are a bit exaggerated which works well with my painting style. They are on the well fed side of 28mm so they don't always mix well with other manufactures. The unit they are supposed to represent is the Welsh Fusiliers. The flags are speculative as I was unable to find good documentation.
The last bit of painting I was able to complete was to finish out some troops needed for an upcoming game of General d Armee. My Austrian cavalry was under strength so I added some Dragoons and Cuirassier. All the figures are 15mm and from Battle Honors.
All total for the week (and change) I was able to paint 44-28mm infantry and 28-15mm cavalry
BANG! Eric drops a pointsbomb dear Challengers, great stuff Eric! Without trying to fall into clichés here: just every part of your entry is superbly executed. I really dig the GI's in wintergear, they just ooze Band of Brothers Battle of the Bulge atmosphere. The 15mm cavalry are brilliant in all their splendid colours and ranking up troops is always impressive. That said, I must admit to being particularly fond of those WSS Welshmen, that red just sparkles off the screen, I also concur tghat Front Rank figures are top notch so yeah love them! Pointswise the 44 28mm figures will net you 220 points and the 15mm cavalry is good for 112 points, therefore 332 points will be added tonight.