*
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
March 21, 2023, 12:29:50 AM

Login with username, password and session length

Donate

We Appreciate Your Support

Members
Stats
  • Total Posts: 1626606
  • Total Topics: 113808
  • Online Today: 378
  • Online Ever: 1675
  • (December 28, 2020, 04:48:59 PM)
Users Online

Recent

Author Topic: AWI 28mm British Grenadiers & Light Infantry  (Read 1009 times)

Offline Jemima Fawr

  • Mastermind
  • Posts: 1538
    • Jemima Fawr's Miniature Wargames Blog
AWI 28mm British Grenadiers & Light Infantry
« on: January 31, 2023, 04:29:42 PM »
I've stuck a load of my 28mm AWI British elites on the blog.  Some of these were painted nearly 20 years ago and some were painted at the end of last year:

http://www.jemimafawr.co.uk/2023/01/31/the-british-are-coming-my-awi-british-army-part-1-the-elite-corps/





Suffering from insomnia?  Too much excitement in your life?  Jemima Fawr's Miniature Wargames Blog might be just the solution you've been looking for: www.jemimafawr.co.uk

Offline David H

  • Librarian
  • Posts: 195
Re: AWI 28mm British Grenadiers & Light Infantry
« Reply #1 on: January 31, 2023, 04:40:41 PM »
They look great, and so do the many others on your blog.

Offline MaleGriffin

  • Mastermind
  • Posts: 1384
  • Don't bother running.... You'll just die tired....
Re: AWI 28mm British Grenadiers & Light Infantry
« Reply #2 on: January 31, 2023, 04:45:29 PM »
Fantastic work! Thank you for sharing!
Hoc quoque transibit
Sanguinem sistit semper

Offline Grumpy Gnome

  • Galactic Brain
  • Posts: 4587
    • The Grumpy Gnome
Re: AWI 28mm British Grenadiers & Light Infantry
« Reply #3 on: January 31, 2023, 07:25:57 PM »
Looking good! 👍
Home of the Grumpy Gnome

https://thegrumpygnome.home.blog/

Offline M Blakey

  • Mad Scientist
  • Posts: 697
Re: AWI 28mm British Grenadiers & Light Infantry
« Reply #4 on: January 31, 2023, 08:33:53 PM »
Super impressive work there!  :-*

Offline Jemima Fawr

  • Mastermind
  • Posts: 1538
    • Jemima Fawr's Miniature Wargames Blog
Re: AWI 28mm British Grenadiers & Light Infantry
« Reply #5 on: January 31, 2023, 11:42:16 PM »
Thanks all!  :D

Offline kingsmt

  • Mad Scientist
  • Posts: 695
Re: AWI 28mm British Grenadiers & Light Infantry
« Reply #6 on: February 01, 2023, 01:22:32 AM »
Nicely done! My compliments, Sir!

Offline FifteensAway

  • Scatterbrained Genius
  • Posts: 3838
Re: AWI 28mm British Grenadiers & Light Infantry
« Reply #7 on: February 01, 2023, 07:20:58 AM »
Nice - and quite a good background on the blog on the units makeup as you painted them.  My recollection of the Marines was that they were only used in Boston and more or less disappeared after that.  Do you have information for them being around longer and when and where?  Always willing to increase/improve my knowledge of the AWI.

Offline Jemima Fawr

  • Mastermind
  • Posts: 1538
    • Jemima Fawr's Miniature Wargames Blog
Re: AWI 28mm British Grenadiers & Light Infantry
« Reply #8 on: February 01, 2023, 10:10:37 AM »
Nice - and quite a good background on the blog on the units makeup as you painted them.  My recollection of the Marines was that they were only used in Boston and more or less disappeared after that.  Do you have information for them being around longer and when and where?  Always willing to increase/improve my knowledge of the AWI.
Thanks both!  :D

Yes, after Boston, the 1st & 2nd Marine Battalions were sent to garrison Halifax, Nova Scotia.  However, both the 1st & 2nd Marines' grenadier companies were assigned to 2nd Grenadier Battalion for the Long Island and New York Campaigns.  When the army advanced into Pensylvania, the newly-reorganised 2nd Grenadier Battalion still had 'Marines' on the rolls, but it isn't specified if two companies were present.  They were still listed in 1777, but I don't have a detailed breakdown of the grenadier battalions after that year.

Aargh!  And while looking this up, I've just noticed that the Marine light companies remained in Halifax!  :'(  The 2nd Light Infantry Battalion was identical to the 2nd Grenadier Battalion but was missing the Marines... Doh!  >:(

Offline FifteensAway

  • Scatterbrained Genius
  • Posts: 3838
Re: AWI 28mm British Grenadiers & Light Infantry
« Reply #9 on: February 01, 2023, 04:51:36 PM »
Uh-oh!  There I go earning my nickname of "the spoon" again by stirring things up.  :o

Well, having marines in your light infantry post Boston isn't likely to crack open your gaming table and crash everything to the floor so I'd not worry too much.  And if your table does crack and drop stuff I take absolutely ZERO responsibility for that: see whoever constructed it for any flaws!   lol

Offline Jemima Fawr

  • Mastermind
  • Posts: 1538
    • Jemima Fawr's Miniature Wargames Blog
Re: AWI 28mm British Grenadiers & Light Infantry
« Reply #10 on: February 01, 2023, 04:56:43 PM »
 lol lol lol lol lol

Yes, thankfully they're not exactly wearing stand-out uniforms that shout "I'm a Marine!", so I'm happy.

Nowadays they'd be obvious, wearing their green lids and little black dresses...  lol

Offline CapnJim

  • Scatterbrained Genius
  • Posts: 2314
  • Gainfully unemployed and lovng it!
Re: AWI 28mm British Grenadiers & Light Infantry
« Reply #11 on: February 02, 2023, 10:30:21 PM »
Marines or no, the Grenadiers and Light Bobs look great.  I especially like the detail, like the different facing colors...
"Remember - Incoming Fire Has the Right-of-Way"

Offline Jemima Fawr

  • Mastermind
  • Posts: 1538
    • Jemima Fawr's Miniature Wargames Blog
Re: AWI 28mm British Grenadiers & Light Infantry
« Reply #12 on: February 02, 2023, 10:34:16 PM »
Marines or no, the Grenadiers and Light Bobs look great.  I especially like the detail, like the different facing colors...
Bugger, I completely forgot to use the expression 'Light Bobs', despite fully intending to...

 >:(

Offline CapnJim

  • Scatterbrained Genius
  • Posts: 2314
  • Gainfully unemployed and lovng it!
Re: AWI 28mm British Grenadiers & Light Infantry
« Reply #13 on: February 02, 2023, 10:42:41 PM »
Bugger, I completely forgot to use the expression 'Light Bobs', despite fully intending to...

 >:(

Meh.  If your age is near mine (61), a lapse in memory every now and again is to be expected, tolerated, and forgiven... ;)     

Offline bluewillow

  • Mastermind
  • Posts: 1923
  • Bluewillow- Matthew Williamson
    • French Wargame Holidays Stay-Tour-Wargame-Relax
Re: AWI 28mm British Grenadiers & Light Infantry
« Reply #14 on: February 03, 2023, 08:19:50 AM »
Lovely additions to your collection. One day I will paint mine !


Cheers
MattW
"Walk the battlefield in the morning,
Wargame in the afternoon"ô
From Caesar to WW2 at French Wargame Holidays

2023 deals available now for your holiday in France

 

Related Topics

  Subject / Started by Replies Last post
1 Replies
1851 Views
Last post July 04, 2013, 08:41:48 AM
by Jeff965
3 Replies
2459 Views
Last post February 20, 2015, 07:31:35 PM
by Brian Smaller
2 Replies
1249 Views
Last post August 25, 2015, 12:35:48 AM
by gustav
6 Replies
1045 Views
Last post August 11, 2017, 11:04:47 AM
by Malamute
0 Replies
436 Views
Last post September 18, 2020, 04:45:07 PM
by Dining Room Battles