Sunday, 20 November 2022

British Infantry Review

The Duke has ordered a full review of his infantry regiments as an official welcome to the Fusiliers.

Who doesn't love a march-past?
"What a fine body of men De Lancey!"
"Yes indeed your Grace."
Fusiliers, Guards and Rifles to the front - 49th, 30th and 42nd Foot behind.
The Fusiliers are happy to have been allotted such a prestigious position.
Sir Thomas Moore and General Picton are leading the rear detachment.
And getting them ordered into line.
A stirring sight - serried ranks of redcoats.
"Will they frighten the French Wellington?"
"I don't know Mainwaring but by God they frighten me!"

This gives me six British infantry units, but I’ll need a couple more to make up my ideal eight-unit army establishment. However, before that I’ll be turning my attention back to the Prussians.

32 comments:

Rob Young said...

Love it! Love Reviews!

Stryker said...

Yes, nothing quite like a review!

Rob said...

A splendid array of red-coated heroes; I guess this means Boney's won't be coming back for a second attempt on 'Old Blighty'.

Jeffers said...

Superb! But have the Guards committed a faux pas with the colours?

Stryker said...

Thanks Rob, you never know with old Boney!

Stryker said...

Jeffers, ah yes - put that man on a charge! Actually the Black Watch have got it wrong too...

French Follower said...

Your 23 fusilier battalion is magnificent, but all your miniatures have a white plume. If all the companies wear the wings of the elite companies on their shoulders, it seems to me that only the grenadier company wears white plumes. The other companies (center companies and light company) wear their usual plumes.

Stryker said...

FF, I'm sure you are right but of course I'm just following the painting instructions as issued by Marcus Hinton back in the 1960s so we can blame him!

WSTKS-FM Worldwide said...

Historical miniatures at the very best! What an inspiring array of units and flags.

Kind Regards,

Stokes

KEV. Robertson. said...

Super collection of British Regiments- beautifully painted- well done Ian.

Bob The Old Painter said...

Wonderful figures, beautifully painted. Nice to see the old Airfix cottage in the background too!

Stryker said...

Thanks Stokes, I really do like those cast-on flags!

Stryker said...

Cheers Kev!

Stryker said...

Bob, no table-top battlefield is complete without one!

MSFoy said...

Terrific - brightened an otherwise dreary day! I am so inspired that I may do a copy-cat British team photo for my Malburian chaps! [The gloomy day not helped by the fact that the signal amplifier on my TV aerial has gone plonk on the opening day of the World Cup - aargh!] Anyway - great stuff - what was the transgression in the regimental colours department?

Stryker said...

I think its that the Kings colour and Regimental colour are the wrong way around but they are glued to their bases with Superglue so I won’t be rearranging them!

Mark Nichipor said...

Magnificent! A most beautiful army!

Stryker said...

Thank you Mark, glad you like them!

Aly Morrison said...

A beautiful and inspiring parade…
I really must paint a few more shiny’s….

All the best. Aly

Matt said...

Brings a lump to the throat and a tear to the eye. Gawd Bless 'Em.

Stryker said...

Thanks Aly, shiny is good for the soul…

Stryker said...

Matt, with the Fusiliers in their ranks you may fancy your chances with them against the Austrians again!

Wellington Man said...

All you hard work and dedication has really come to fruition, Ian. They look absolutely magnificent.
Best regards
WM

Stryker said...

Thanks WM!

'Lee. said...

I have been following along here for many years Ian and wonderful to see such a fine array of redcoats.

All the best,

Lee.

Stryker said...

Thanks Lee, it has been quite a few years now!

the Archduke said...

Well the Austrians are ready, but slightly confused....

Stryker said...

Nigel, yes we know that by the amount of countermarching that they do!

mojoworking said...

Totally inspiring Ian! BTW who is the guy on Old Hookey's left, standing waving his bicorne? What manufacturer and who does he represent?

Cheers, Dave

Stryker said...

Dave, I’m not sure what the base figure is but he is a clever conversion made for me by Goya to resemble Captain Mainwaring for my “Invasion Britain” campaign - there is a link to the campaign in the side bar under labels.

Rob Young said...

Very nice. Though the 1972 picture needs to have a slight blurriness added...

Stryker said...

Good point and they should also be about 6 foot away with a bizarre wallpaper background!