- My restraint finally snapped with the new kickstarter from Flags of War and I have signed up to a bunch of figures for the 1745 Govornment troops kickstarter looking to complete early 2020.
We have been playing a lot of Sharp Practice lately and I felt that a lot of the smaller actions of the 45 lent themselves to these rules really well. As a bonus the British in their campaign dress will look perfect for French and Indian War British regulars which some of the guys by a happy coincidence are just starting to get into. So at least some of my troops will work for two different gaming periods.
Clearly for now the Govornment regulars will have to wait but I wanted to keep my interest, pick upa few books, re-read soem others and make a very small start on the Jacobites which Flags of War have had available for a while.
I needed a flag for a unit I am building for the boyne campaign anyway so picked up 2 packs of the Jacobites along with a pack of spare heads for some ideas I had for some coversions.
Fantastic clean and dynamic figures with no flash at all, very impressed with them
With the above in mind I also bought two packs of Galloping Major French and Indian Wars figures. The British Uniform will pass for the 45 and the American Militia can be used too. No reason not to mix in the odd tricorne. The penicuik drawings show Edinburgh regiment volunteers in tricorne as well as bonnet.
Being unable to contain myself here are the first four Jacobite Lowlanders. I like how they have come out. The bonnet is deliberately less bright blue than others I have seen, this shade feels more realistic.
And then a pack of Highlanders, this is the character pack from Flags of War, now before you judge its been a while since I did tartan and I am still getting my eye in. I understand the recipe but need to get some trial figures done before cracking on, these have sort of come out OK the next batch should look a bit more like it.