Last week I hit the dreaded point where I had run out of the figures that I had pre-primed to paint for this year's Challenge. This post and the next feature minis that I had actually primed for last year's challenge. But then Brendan the Kiwi lured me over the Renaissance and my first batch of Perry figs arrived before I got to the older less shiny figures.
While most ACW battlefields feature a church in a prominent location, the 1812 battlefields tended to be based around pubs. This probably says much about our two nations. But in actuality, the War of 1812 was basically fought by small Napoleonic armies on an old school Wilderness D&D campaign map. Roads and settlements were few and far between, with the roadhouse often being the first (or only) building at key locations like and crossroads, fords and the like. The armies fought for the key locations and thus fought around the roadhouse inns.
|No slap and tickle of the waitresses lads!|
These are two metal Reaper Miniatures from their Townsfolk range. I have painted them up fairly generically so that they can serve in more than one era. This poses are nice and the figures well done except that the faces could use better defined features. Of course, one doesn't always notice the faces of serving wenches, especially after a few pints.
|Supper seems to include soup broth and veg, and be accompanied by red wine.|
|Who's round is it lads?|