Sunday, July 5, 2020

The rest of my Pennsylvania Provincials for F&IW


I just can't seem to get on track with posting and commenting lately as too many distractions, but I have been painting here and there so I do have plenty to post whenever I get around to doing it. My focus has switched from WWII back to F&IW at the moment as I want to have a collection designed for Sharp Practice and I'm about half way where I want to be.



This is my 3rd group of Pennsylvania Provincials giving my a complete set. So far I'm keeping the troop types more in tune with the border fighting so Provincials, Militia, settlers and rangers will make up most of the English forces and Compagnies Franches de la Marines, Indians and Militia making up the French. That's not set in stone as I may add Regulars at some point, but that's the initial plan to give me a focus to both painting and perhaps a small campaign. 



Part of the reason I picked Pennsylvania Provincials is I quite like the color green in historical armies and this was included in their uniform which I decided I wanted it to be a dark shade, but not to dark that the tones disappear. What's also quite fun to do is changing up colors in the leggings that's a great aspect of F&IW in allowing more creativity.



The figures themselves are from Galloping Major and very enjoyable to paint in part due to their large size and character the figures have. I mix Redoubt and Galloping Major as I feel they mix very well together. The paint colors used were mostly Foundry with some Vallejo and MIG pigments for some dusting on the stones.



All forces need leaders so I added 2 officers a drummer a sergeant. The sergeants I placed with their groups in my group pics, but included this one with the officers as well. I must say the sculpts for the 2 officers are just excellent!



It been great fun working on the project looking forward to getting a game in with them at some point!



It wouldn't be complete without a full group shot of them all on their sabot bases ready for action! The sabot bases are from Warbases if your curious.



I expect more French and Indian to follow. Also I will be building forces for that enticing looking new rule set from TFL "Infamy! Infamy!" Happy 4th of July weekend to all us Americans out there!

Thanks for viewing!
Miniature Company- Galloping Major

19 comments :

  1. Gorgeous painting, Christopher! I like the green uniform too.

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  2. Superbly painted and based Provincials, Christopher. I do like their green coats with red facings too!

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  3. These are stunning, great work :-)

    Ian

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  4. Very fine additions there Christopher!

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  5. A damn fine spot of painting these Chris!

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  6. Happy Fourth of July Chris. Your paint manship is amazing. I working on some French and Indians. After watching the National Geographic series called Barkskins. I went on a mad buying spree purchasing figures of that era.

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  7. These guys are wonderful! Great work Christopher.

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  8. Splendid looking provincial! Lovely finish and really nice officers too!
    Best Iain

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  9. Great brush work Christopher. The green and reds really pop on them.

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  10. These look great, I like the fact you’ve gone for the green uniform rather than the blue. Nice work,

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  11. They look fantastic Christopher, uniformed troops with individual 'flair'!
    Regards, James

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  12. Beautiful work! I love the coloring on these. The dark green looks amazing.

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  13. Wonderful painting Christopher, a great advert for GM.

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  14. Thank you everyone for the kind words!

    Christopher

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  15. Superb looking figures, a wonderful uniform and a great paint job on them!

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  16. Stunning figures Christopher and a great motivator as I really do need to start my FIW forces this summer.

    Cheers, Ross

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