While looking after Young Master Paul this afternoon, I've had considerable time to think about what's next in the painting queue. And as promised a few weeks ago right here, two guns and crew -- a battery of guns according to the rules laid out in both Charge! and The War Game -- will follow that final squadron of the cuirassiers.
And here they are, thirteen Garrison figures and two Holger Eriksson cannon. Besides the officers and spongemen, I'm using a number of the porte fire figures, though I'll trim away the porte fire, leaving these open-handed. I'm doing this because I want a bunch of more or less identical figures to man the guns. And for the mounted colonel, I'll use a Garrison Prussian dragoon officer.
I have another thirteen such figures, for which I'll use MiniFig guns, to provide the third battery for the Stollenian army. Those of you who have followed the Grand Duchy of Stollen project for a while now might remember that my orders of battle and army sizes are based on those fielded by the Emperor and the Elector for the Battle of Sittangbad as presented in Charge! and refought by The Wargamers at the May 2006 Partizan show.
Now, in which uniforms will I paint the above battery crew? Ah, thought you'd never ask! I'm going to base my painting scheme on the uniforms worn by the Von Kleist Freikorps' artillery contingent as illustrated below. . .
I think I have just the green necessary in one or another tins of Humbrol enamel over in a plastic storage tote on the painting table here in Zum Stollenkeller. Hopefully, these have not dried out since last I used them several years ago. In any case, I like the dark green of these uniforms, and since it is the predominating color, its use should help speed along the painting process somewhat. But in the meantime, it's back to those remaining nine heavy cavalry. Tally ho!