|Swedish Life Guards at the charge 1676|
|Kannik - after 42 years it all makes sense!|
|A 30 minute figure. Not my best work but it does the job.|
I had already decided that the project was a diversion and so I could not afford to paint every mini to a very high standard. I wanted to do a relatively small number of largish units and opted for the 'gunk' method of shading. That meant painting well chosen flat colours over a white undercoat and using the Army Painter creosote method to provide the depth.
|Amazing what you can do with baking soda.|
In concert with the new forces I have as Blog followers will now know, been developing a new set of Horse & Musket rules. The combination of new armies - new rules is a useful vehicle to transport this series of posts along. Together with some modelling tips on winter bases I will show how units of both Foot and Horse can be constructed for use with the new rules.
|As yet incomplete unit of Danish infantry|
Several new ingredients will appear in the mix including some lovely Scanian Wars flags designed by Peter Smith. I hope to also include some of the work of Michael Leck and Soren Christiansen as we go. Both have created some wonderful units for the Scanian War era and Michael has written some interesting material on the Snaphanar (His Majesties Freeshooters of Denmark).