The First of the 1st

The First of the 1st

The first batch of recruits for the newly raised 1st Regiment of Foot (Charnwood Grenadiers) have been painted. As indicated in a previous post, His Grace the Duke had been persuaded to put his new infantry regiment into white coats (their appearance bearing an uncanny resemblance to this regiment of the Saxon army.

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Originally, I had planned to gloss varnish the figures, giving them an old toy soldier look. Ultimately, I changed my mind however and matt varnished them instead. I’m pleased to get the first soldiers completed so quickly. I’m awaiting another regiment to come through the post so as to give me a bit of variety – hopefully more news on those soon.

Here are the first cohort of grenadiers. Lord Ulverscroft had them paraded for the Duke’s inspection on their parade ground at the Charnwood Barracks.

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