Wednesday, 25 February 2015

Mexican Light Infantry #1

These are Old Glory (what else!) 25mm figures. They are in fact Spanish infantry from American/Spanish war of Teddy Roosevelt fame. Since the game at Ayton in May will be based on a desert scenario (circa 1880's)I wanted to go for the khaki look. They go quite well with my Mexican militia infantry who are more or less buff/khaki uniformed.

They are ok apart from one typical OG "look at me I'm about to trip up and fall pose!". However, I find something less than satisfactory about sandal wearing infantry such as these. Maybe because you cant give an enemy a good kicking or whatever....anyway the next two regiments will be made of OG British Boer war infantry. I painted a red square on the left side of the sun helmets and painted a "1" to identify them as the 1st regiment. The flag is by Battle Flag - these were left over from the ACW game from two years ago.

I based them on the 40x30 MDF bases I normally use to hold eight 15mm figures. I want these to be able to skirmish as well as fight in ranks so they are based in threes for open order/skirmish and can be combined into the more usual six per base.







8 comments:

  1. Excellent looking figures Ken, I like how you've painted the uniforms in different shades of brown, makes them look more realistic.

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    1. Yes I thought that too! Thanks ray.

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  2. Very nice, Ken. Didn't know they wore pith helmets. Very unique look for them.

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    1. Me neither until I perused the OG 25mm website.

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  3. I like these OG Spanish figures. I have bunch of them but I don't recall them wearing sandals. I must check when I return home.

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    1. Yes, I'm sure they are sandals, however the toes are not sculpted/formed at all, they are definitely not shoes. - the Mexican militia I painted were clearly wearing sandals.

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  4. Love this uniform, they look great, nice job!

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