I have been involved with miniature soldiers since I was four years old. For Christmas I received a Fort Apache play set. I was hooked from that moment on. I love all aspects of military history, but I am especially fond of the 18th and 19th centuries. I have painted up large armies for the Seven Years War, Jacobite Rebellion, American Revolution, and the American Civil War. I also have a nice collection of soldiers for the Battle for Empires.
I am on to my next commission. This is in a period I have never done before, the English Civil War. The figures are all from Warlord Games, mostly plastic, but several metal models added in. This has been a fun challenge. The uniforms are varied, so lots of different colors/highlights for each unit. It takes more time, but isn't as boring as painting scores of soldiers in the same kit. I have put a dent in the project by completing the Royalist infantry, three regiments of 26 figures each. Here are a couple of photos.
This is Newcastle's Regiment in white coats.
This is Tiller's Regiment in green coats.
Today I am going to finish a cannon and crew, a few preachers, and get a start on 12 Royalist dragoons. After that, it's on to the larger force of Scottish Convenaters. I have much to do before I have to head back to school.