Here they are, the second batch of infantry with the new, improved General Phillipe de Latte and his sidekick Major Paolo di Biscotti in the background.
Despite a few difficult days, for various reasons, I've managed to get my syllabi updates finished, have set up my course Moodle pages online, and basecoat the 21 figures and two horses above since roughly 11:30am this morning. Amazing what you can do if you set your mind to it, and the start of the next semester looms.
Monday is Martin Luther King Day here in the United States, so no school for either the Young Master or his parents tomorrow. I might, then, be able to squeeze in a couple of good painting sessions depending on how the day goes. This particular batch of figures will be based on the uniforms worn by the Sachs-Weimar-Eisenach contingent of the Ernestinisch Sachsen infantry during the SYW period, more or less. Below, you can review the various period illustrations -- from the New York Public Library's online Vinkhuijzen Collection -- that I'm using as a painting guide along with information from the Kronoskaf Project Seven Years War website.
When this current batch is finished, I'll reward myself by painting the small vignette of that most notorious of post-SYW cads and bounders, the French mercenary-adventurer General Phillipe de Latte and his aide de camp Major Paolo di Biscotti. Then, I'll return to the third batch of 19 figures in the planned 80-figure unit. Let's see how things progress over the next few weeks, shall we? And somewhere in there, I've got to paint up two dozen or so Minden pioneers before they gather any dust. As usual, too much to do, not enough time to do it, and then there is this thing called 'real life' that keeps getting in the way of everything.