Freshly varnished, and the base terrained with a bit of stained sand and Woodland Scenics materials over top, here they are. . . a Fife&Drum Continental general, his aide de camp, and an errant infantryman looking for his unit. Rats! I see now that I have yet to paint in a gold sword knot and the spurs on the two mounted figures (shakes head in abject shame as face reddens).
I based these figures on the uniforms illustrated in plates 164 and 165 within John Mollo's Uniforms of the American Revolution along with a bit of creative license. See what you think. Jim Purky's Fife&Drum figures were (and are) fun and rapid to paint, this particular batch taking me maybe four sessions of around two hours each, give or take. Lots of guys could probably paint 'em up even faster, but I'm discovering that half the fun of painting figures to completion, collecting, and gaming with them is actually the journey. Geeze, this is starting to sound like a Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young tune or something. Stop me now, please, before I hurt myself or someone else!
This particular group of figures, while they might bear a striking resemblance to officers and enlisted men in the Continental army of the late 1770s-early 1780s, will assume their place in the Stollenian army where the as-yet-unnamed general and his ADC will command a brigade of infantry or some guns perhaps, depending on where and when they are needed. Next up, three Fife&Drum marching Continental infantrymen and a drummer. Skulking scoundrels, the lot of them, who have obviously crept away from the front line under the cover of musketry smoke and are making their way to some county tavern or other rural den of iniquity of which there are many dotting the Stollenian countryside.