Tuesday, 7 July 2015

My God! Maiwand- 66th (Berkshire) Regiment of Foot

This pics below will be me entry into the painting comp. For those that aren't familiar with the events of the Battle of Maiwand during the Second Afghan War, the 66th Regiment of Foot were routed and many died defending the colours. Although, it has to be said, the events that took place during the route are not crystal clear.

Anyway, I thoroughly enjoyed putting all this together and as mentioned earlier, it is not a diorama per say, but a mix of a terrain piece and the start of my collection for the Second Afghan War.

I feel it necessary to point out my mistake in that it was only the officers in the 66th (Berkshire) Regiment of Foot that wore blue puttees and the rank and file wore khaki. Many thanks to Mad Guru of Maiwand Day Blog fame for pointing this out to me and acting as a fantastic source of inspiration which is very much an ongoing process for me. Needless to say, I will paint up the unit of the 66th in khaki puttees and this unit will be consigned to that of another! :>) I owe the soldiers that fought on both sides the right to be represented in the correct uniforms that at least.

I hope that you enjoy the photo's; there are pics of the individual soldiers of the 66th Berkshire's too!

66th (Berkshire) Regiment of Foot






Individual Shots of the Mini's:














































Hope that you enjoyed the pics- it was a real pleasure to paint them up.

Bye for now.

10 comments:

  1. Great painting Darrell! Love the pup, he looks one hell of a mean bugger!!

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    1. Yep, Bobby. He ended up stuffed in the barracks! :>)

      Darrell.

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  2. These are superb Darrell and I will certainly be popping back when I eventually get around to starting mine.

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    1. You'd be most welcome Michael. You never know, I might even have another unit painted by then!! :>)

      Darrell.

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  3. Stunning work on these guys Darrell!

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