Friday, September 28, 2012

Some Minden Civilians

Minden SYW civilians employed in the AWI environment.

I found this picture of some of the Minden SYW civilians on another blog this morning:

Wargming With Silver Whistle

Since this is the first time that I have seen the figures painted, I wanted to "borrow" this picture from that blog so that everyone could see these fine figures in their painted splendor. It is interesting that they are being used for the AWI period. If you look closely at the figures, you can see lots of conversion opportunities abound. For example, the artist has placed muskets instead of work tools in some of the figures' hands. The fellow with the musket is eventually going to be an artillery "matross" in my AWI armies (i.e. dragging the cannon with a drag-rope). The figure carrying the bag over his shoulder would fit in well with a field bakery in the SYW.