After the fun of painting some guns and riflemen it's back to the painting churn of British line infantry units with this group representing the 2nd Battalion, 40th (2nd Somersetshire) Regiment of Foot who fought as part of Wellingtons reserve in the 6th Division during the Battle of Waterloo.
As this unit has buff coloured facings it meant that I got a slight break from the monotony of the "painting all the stuff white" step as their straps are also in buff. I'm currently painting another unit of British line at the moment and I think that the "painting all the stuff white" step is bloody tedious.
The mounted officer is from the Warlord Games range, while the rest of the unit, like the majority of this force, is made up from the Perry Miniatures Plastic Napoleonic British Line Infantry box set.
I'm now on my third box of these, so had amassed enough pairs of the firing arms to do this entire unit unleashing it's volley.
I've again been experimenting with the grey palette, this time the blanket roll is from a basecoat of Basalt Grey highlighted up with Pale Grey while the trousers are from a basecoat of Luftwaffe uniform highlighted up with French Horizon Blue and finishing with a touch of Pale Grey added to the mix for the final layer.
Another shipment arrived from the UK this week, so after I finish the next British line unit that is currently "on deck" I'll probably start on some command stands for the Anglo-allied forces and then work to bring the gun batteries up to strength.