My brushes were really burning rubber over the weekend as I completed a 12 figure squadron of Suren Prussian dragoons for the Seven Years War, put the basic colors on 18 Napoleonic Black Watch Highlanders (I'm painting these for someone else) and started on 18 more Jacobites.
The DR2 Jung Krakow dragoons are now up to their full establishment of 600 troopers (i.e. 60 figures)which should enable them to hold their own against the French/Gallian armoured cavalry that they always seem to fight. I have added two squadrons to the Jung Krakow dragoons over the past two weeks, in preparation for our next BAR game on June 7th as well as their use at Historicon.
So what is next, the 10 squadron Bayreuth Dragoons perhaps?
I am nearly done with all of my Prussian cavalry in my projected army, with 2 regiments of cuirassiers, 1 regiment of Garde du Corps and 1 regiment of dragoons. I also have 36 Black Hussars, which will eventually top up to 60 figures, and a dozen Blue Hussars, which will go up to 24 figures.
That said, it was nice to get back to the SYW for awhile. The Napoleonics really turned me off, so I stopped painting them Sunday night and switched over to 18 Lowland Jacobites for the Atholl Brigade. Eventually, I will have two 30 figure regiments in the Atholl Brigade (Front Rank figures). These should paint a little bit faster than the Highlanders because there is minimal tartan to paint on these lads. Most of them are wearing civilian coats and breeches, plus a blanket roll across the shoulder to the waist. I will probably paint the blanket as a plaid, but use browns and greys for the rest of the Lowlanders' outfits.
More later, it's off to work now.