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von Winterfeldt09 Aug 2022 5:56 a.m. PST

Reading recently some books about the campaign of Flanders 1793 – 1795 – the 17th of Foot was amonst the first units fighting there.

I used again Contrast colours as much as possible to keep paint progress speedy – all Sho Boki miniatures with the exception of the horse which is AB.

This time also photographed with my smart phone



79thPA Supporting Member of TMP09 Aug 2022 6:44 a.m. PST

Great painting and basing.

42flanker09 Aug 2022 11:02 a.m. PST

Actually, when war with France broke out in 1793 the 17th (Leicestershire) Regt were stationed in Ireland, subsequently being sent out to the West Indies where they participated in the unsuccessful attempt to capture Sto Domingo, before returning to Britain in 1798.

The 17th did participate in the Duke of York's second campaign in the Low Countries, the unsuccessful landings at northern Holland in 1799.

The 37th (North Hampshire)Regt, on the other hand, were one of the first regiments sent out to Flanders in 1793 (although their regimental colour, like their facings, was yellow). Unfortunately, after earning a retrospective distinction for Tournay in May 1794 (1825), in October they came a cropper in the fighting on the Maas being cut up badly by French hussars.

von Winterfeldt09 Aug 2022 11:22 a.m. PST

You are right, I should have paid closer attention, it was the 14th of foot – I wanted to paint but then got everything confused – I stand corrected – I won't repaint the facings though and well, 17th foot it will remain.

14th, 37th and 53rd, those were the regiments.
The problem is to find the right colours, I had to use AWI – but maybe have to fall back on Napoleonics but then repaint them a bit.

42flanker09 Aug 2022 2:43 p.m. PST

Still a handsome set

huron725 Supporting Member of TMP09 Aug 2022 6:43 p.m. PST

Very nice.

johannes5509 Aug 2022 10:32 p.m. PST

Great looking unit

dave836520 Oct 2022 12:56 p.m. PST

Very nice! Is the white a contrast paint, or a regular acrylic with a dark contrast to pick out the belting details?

von Winterfeldt22 Oct 2022 1:22 a.m. PST

The White is of regular acrylic paint, I pre paint it in a dark colour so to create the dark edges to enhance contrast.

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