Quite by chance both Mark and I completed a unit of Old Guard Grenadiers last month and he suggested that we try and coordinate a future Paint Along as a way of keeping motivated. So, we are currently in the process of painting a British Line Infantry unit each although I fear Mark has stolen a march on me – click here.
|This is the test figure for the unit - BN/5 Private (charging)|
I have painted him in accordance with the Hinton Hunt painting instruction sheet as a member of the 49th Hertfordshire Regiment. I’d wanted to have a unit with green facings, so this was a happy coincidence.
The 49th was an interesting choice made by Marcus Hinton because the Regiment served in Canada throughout almost the whole period of the Napoleonic Wars and never faced the French in either Spain or at Waterloo. However, I could use them to represent any unit with green facings so this doesn’t really matter.