"Don't do it! Think of your life! Think about what it will do to your eyes!"
Those were my thoughts to myself but there wasn't anything but to pick up the 000 paint brush and get to it. So after much deliberate delay, I finally got to the tartans...and all the British regimental lace...and the bleeping bagpipes.....
For the element's strength ratios of the rules, one can often pick and choose which individual regiments one will want to use to represent the entire brigade. Well, for the brigades of Picton's Division I picked the Highland Regiments. How could I not, actually. They are THE units of Waterloo.
The 79th Camerons
the 92nd Gordons
While I only really needed the 79th and 92nd to represent the brigades, I also painted up the famous 42nd (the Black Watch) at the same time as they are well known and can be used in the Quatre-Bras scenario as they were chewed up by French cavalry. To that end, I used at the kneeling figures - from a Victrix box of flank company types and ignored the overuse of the shoulder wings - to create a "square-like" vignette of tense action amidst the rye.
|the Black Watch at The Battle of Quatre-Bras. My version anyway.|
Old eyes and impatience. But these still took a long time to paint. That is all I have to say about that.
As a final note, I added "Colonel Gordon" to the Duke of Wellington's command stand for, in the movie "Waterloo" he seemed to have the most interaction with the Allied commander. "Some of the lads can call me more than colonel"
|"The lads are down to three rounds a man......Och aye, they'll stand"|