The poor Grand Duchess Sonja! Thanks to delays, bad weather, and canceled flights, it took her almost three days to make it home from
In any case, Sonja is exhausted and catching up on some real sleep in an actual bed. Of course, this leaves me to my own devices for the evening. And as you know, when there is some extra time, new figures to ogle, and Norwegian radio (NRK Program 1) playing in the background online, it’s a lethal combination!
So, for your viewing pleasure, here is the promised new regiment of Spencer Smith cavalry, which will eventually become the Electorate of Zichenau’s Grenadiere zu Pferd – or horse grenadiers to you and me. Aren’t they lovely? Nicely proportioned with enough raised detail to make painting fairly easy.
Have you spotted the two Holger Eriksson figures? They are at the head of the regiment -- a bugler and a guidon bearer, figures not included as part of the Spencer Smith line. Nicely enough, there is no appreciable difference in size between the two lines other than slightly wider HE horses, chiefly in the flanks. Once everything is painted, I think, this minor difference will hardly be apparent.
Now, in what uniform will I paint these fine fellows? Well, I still have a few months to work out the details, but I am leaning toward a combination of light blue coats/breaches with bright orange facings/turnbacks/vests and yellow hat lace, or something along those lines. I’d like to have the regiment finished for the Big Battalion game I plan to attend in
On that particular note, the Spencer Smith figures are not much larger than my 1/72 plastic mounted figures. Neither are they horribly out of scale with the RSMs or 25mm MiniFigs, which is what I’d hoped for. As has been discussed before in various forums, with BIG units on the table, what your eyes notice are the scale of the 30-60 figure units rather than minor size differences between individual figures.