Wednesday, 12 October 2011
My first ever painted unit - SYW British 23rd regt of Foot
Many moons ago, infact around twenty years to be a little more precise, I was persuaded to enter a life of servitude and poverty. Yes, I became a wargamer, I was pretty reluctant at first and didn't really want to get involved with such a nerdy hobby, before that it was football, American football, snooker, pool and a growing Rock'nRoll 45 collection. The lads who later evolved into Posties Rejects had started to collect figures for a Seven Years War Campaign, using the Age of Reason ruleset and its campaign system Sport of Kings. Postie was painting the Austrians, Richard the Prussians, Trevor the Russians, Ian the French, Surj the Swedes, so I volunteered to paint up the British.
An Essex British starter pack was purchased for a very cheap price, I wish they were still the same price!!! A date set for Richard to come down and give me a little advice as I hadn't picked a paintbrush up since my school days.
So there we have it, my first ever wargaming unit, the 23rd Regiment of Foot, The Royal Welsh Fusiliers.