Saturday, 6 November 2010

95th coming along

The move has been finalised and I'm now packing like mad, however, the figures and paints are going to be the last thing I pack. When I have had enough of boxing, I turn to painting... ahh therapy.
So, while slow progress, it is still progress and here are the results of this week's endeavours.

These are the buglers and officers for the 95th.

These are some of the riflemen along side them.

Here too are the finished officer, sergeant and drummer of the 32nd

And finally, the company in it's semi complete state. About 40 more to make a full coy.

All in all, not too shabby on the progress front. More 95th are on their way from Perry and once they're completed, I'll move onto the final five men for the 32nd, then I think I'll have to pack up until I've moved house.

Monday, 1 November 2010

My OOB list

I thought I should perhaps include an OOB, so that we can see what progress is being made, what still remains to be completed and how insane I really am.
As my old German teacher at University used to say; 'what gets measured, gets done.' In her case, that usually translated to lots of tests, however, in this case, it is my own visual motivational method.

So I have found two differing lists of battalion strengths for the 8th Brigade. The first for before the morning of Quatre Bras and one covering the both QB and Waterloo.

The first:

This gives the pre QB strength for each battalion which is quite reasonable and is backed up by the figures in the second source:

However, this also has for some battalions a second value, which in my naivety, I am assuming are the strengths of the same regiments after QB but before Waterloo. Now, this could be incorrect, however I have decided that this second set of numbers will be the strength I model in my project.

Assuming too that the Light and Grenadier Coys have a larger compliment of troops (comparatively) than the centre Coy counterparts, I am assuming an:

average of 54 men per Centre Company for the 28th Foot (Light: 60, Grenadier: 56)
average of 48 men per Centre Company for the 32nd Foot (Light 60, Grenadier: 59).
average of 39 men per Centre Company for the 79th Foot (Light 65, Grenadier 65)
average of 69 men per Company of the 95th Rifles (Only 6 Companies)

So far:

28th Foot - 0 Painted
32nd Foot -  45 Painted (unassembled)
79th Foot - 0 Painted
95th Rifles - 20 Painted (8 wip)