Copyright © 2020, Paul Scrivens-Smith

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Tuesday, 8 September 2020

2nd Battalion, 40th (2nd Somersetshire) Regiment of Foot


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.



20 comments:

  1. Great looking firing line, Scrivs. The buff facings and straps makes them look unique. Looks like your recent arrivals are Perry metals?

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    1. Thanks Dean, the buff is indeed a nice change.
      The delivery was indeed from the Perrys, more mounted British officers to make some command stands, a battalion of Highlanders and guns to bring all the batteries up to strength for General d'Armee

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  2. Another splendid unit Paul...
    The buff facings and belts are a pleasing combination...
    All the best. Aly

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    1. Thanks Aly, they make a nice change to all that white-work

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  3. Everything about this regiment is neat, tidy, and very Regular! They do you credit, sir.

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  4. Another fine looking regiment mustered out!

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  5. Another fine looking addition, you are progressing at a gallop.

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    1. Cheers Phil, I think I am about 3 or 4 units away from a playable force now.

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  6. These are far from regular; great looking unit and thanks for the colour guides, always helpful to see.

    Cheers, Ross

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  7. Splendid looking British army unit,love the firing line!
    Best Iain

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