To all those who have kindly posted about my 6mm painting efforts, thank you very much. I'm probably degrading my eyesight at a terrifying rate, and nearly hurtled an entire regiment of Grenadiers through my TV set in sheer frustration at the fiddly awfulness of the uniforms, but somehow - I'm actually enjoying it! :-)
As her royal highness (my fiancée) has decided the loft needs cleaning out, I’m still unable to try out the Might & Reason rules. Still, as the current cleaning programme is likely to leave me with much more ‘elbow room’ for games, I’m actually quite prepared to put up with the delay. I’m less happy about my knees being red raw from all the scrambling around hauling boxes, but what can you do?
Hooray! Frederick’s first infantry regiment in 6mm is ready. Here’s a photo of them, sporting the uniforms of IR1 Von Winterfeldt. I was a bit unsure about the base, but then I’ve only seen them as an individual unit on a wood shelf. I’m proceeding on trust that when assembled en masse on a green table surface, they’ll look the part. For the photos below, I've merely placed them on an old green folder to inprove things a little.
If I may offer any word of advice, it's that the flags make a big improvement to a unit all on their own - even if they need some work to improve them (you can see my orange flag has a slight white 'edge' to it, which I'll need to paint out.)
I have a total of six Line Infantry regiments to paint for Mollwitz 2.0. Currently underway on the painting table (or drillsquare, if you will) are a grenadier unit, a Cuirassier unit, and (in the background) my army’s artillery. Pics will follow as and when the units are fit for parade.