I guess we may all have a bit of time on our hands at the moment. I decided it was time I tried to finish off some of my started units that I never got around to finishing for one reason or another. So this extended weekend and with no work and all the DIY/gardening jobs done, I set about it.
Here is a unit for the WAR of 1812.
I had started these about a year ago but found them hard to paint, well actually get enthused about, so it was easy to put them to one side. Not sure why but they were never a high priority.
They are the mounted Kentucky Volunteers.
The models are by Old Glory.
I have given them a uniform although I have tried to vary the small clothes etc. In many reference pictures they appear to have different colours to what I have done but I found two reference that stated black hunting shirts with red trim.
It is believed that about 80% of all men who served in the war were Kentuckian. The mounted riflemen were famous for the Battle of the Thames where they sought and got their revenge for the Raisin River incident, where a number of Kentuckian were massacred by natives.
I haven’t based them all yet as I am still not sure how the fit them into my army. Do I keep them on single bases and skirmish with them(Rebels and Patriots) or Multi bases for our home rules?
I know I could do both with a MDF multipurpose base with Skirmish cavalry cut outs but I can never get the basing to look right/good so have avoided this option, in many cases collecting the unit twice and then based in each format.
Hope you like the pictures.