Sunday, 9 October 2016

Sikh Wars British

Its been a while since my last post, a lot has been happening, but hopefully I'll be able to post regularly as I get some painting done. There is a it of a backlog on the basing table, and I've made a start on some GrandManner buildings for the Peninsula project, which has also expanded to included Spanish forces for Sharp Practice 2, but more of that another time.

Below are two of the Queens Regiments that I've painted for the Sikh Wars.
The figures are 1/72nd Newline Designs, flags are from the Virtual Armchair General. Both provide excellent customer service.

The units are, with the red or scarlet facings, the 53rd Regiment. Their battle honours at the time of the Sikh Wars included Nieuport, Tournay, St.Lucia, Peninsula, Talavera, Salamanca, Vittoria, Pyrenees, Nive, Nivelle and Toulouse.
The unit with the yellow facing dis the 29th Regiment. Their battle honours at the time were, Ramilies, Peninsula, Roleia, Vimiera, Talavera and Albuera. The battle of Gujerat was the last occasion that the colours of the 29th were carried in action.

I chose these regiments as the first I painted because they both served during the first and second Sikh Wars.

Information taken from Armies of the 19th Century: The British in India 1825 to 1859 by John French., published by Foundry Books. This is an excellent book and worth searching out if you're interested in period covered.