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Arcane Steve27 Mar 2017 8:24 a.m. PST

This is my latest blog and my take on how I research a unit before painting it. The example is the 28th North Gloucestershires, who have a few anomalies. I hope that it is useful for newcomers to the hobby:

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Camcleod27 Mar 2017 9:28 a.m. PST

I can't remember where I read it, but there is an account of the Czar reviewing a Grenadier of the 28th in Paris post-Waterloo. He was amused by the fact that the Grenadier had a French knapsack captured in Egypt.

Personal logo Unlucky General Supporting Member of TMP27 Mar 2017 10:39 a.m. PST

Nice article and I relate to your interest in the research. Like Bernard Cornwall highlights in his 'Waterloo' its amazing how much details is still not 'known' about the 100 days campaign. I'd throw is a couple of the French backpacks just for further variety. Thanks for posting. Can't wait to see what you do with the shakos.

Yellow Admiral Supporting Member of TMP27 Mar 2017 10:50 a.m. PST

My research of your research of the research just collapsed in a pile of meta. :-)

Some nice historical tidbits in there. Thanks for posting.

I admire your idea of keeping a theme throughout army construction, but I admit I've rarely had that kind of discipline. My 15mm terrain has a decidedly "early American Northeast" theme (for ACW and AWI gaming), but at this point the vast preponderance of my painted figures are flea-market acquisitions and my naval units tend to be batch-painted generically for multi-year theaters rather than particular events, battles or campaigns (barring a few single-ship exceptions).

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