While work outside mowing, preparing flowerbeds for the summer, and creating Doodly whiteboard animations for use with my courses next fall have kept me busy since the last post, I have managed to get the next infantry regiment fixed to their temporary bases for base-coating and painting.
And I'm trying something a bit different this time around.
You'll notice that most of the figures have been staggered eight to a base. Indeed, I plan to work on batches of eight to (almost) completion this time around for most of the unit.
You know. It's just one of those psychological games we play with ourselves to get through a lot of figures in one go. We'll see how things progress.
Later. . .
A question in the comments section on my possible plans for light infantry formations in the future. Well, in fact, I already have a battalion of jaeger (Holger Eriksoon figures painted by John Preece, which were part of the Sittangbad refight in 2006), and two companies of croats.
There is a third of the latter that has been waiting to be painted for some years, so perhaps now might be a good time to do that once the line troops above are finished.
In any case, given the relatively small size of my armies, I have resisted to temptation to add too many light units since we are operating within the mid-18th century. Fictitious combatants, but set within a quasi-historical context, although ol' Frederick II and Maria-Theresa seem blissfully ignorant of The neighboring Grand Duchy of Stollen and its arch nemesis The Electorate of Zichenau.