I know I said my next post would be on a hike and you probably thought the next model I would present would be another boat. Well I have recently gone back into figure painting mode and I finished up a group of figures from the Imex Alamo set. Painted up here as Oronegrean infantry of el ejército segundo (Soldiers of el ejército primero can be seen here). El ejército segundo or second army of Oronegro are often termed reservists or even militia. However, on the whole, many units are comparable to the line regiments of other nations at the time. Basically I made the other units too OP so these guys can be normal. These soldiers specifically are from what can be considered an average unit. Some equipment has been sourced from home, while most make do with the standardised equipment they are issued. Anyway onto the pics.
|Still trying to find a lighting/background set up that works. I find that the contrast is a bit too much with this set up.|
|But I should be talking about the figures. All 16 of them, There is a mix of skin tones and hair colour but it's rather hard to see, some also wear pink gloves which matches the uniform in other units.|
|Other things that are mixed are the colour of blankets, bags and canteens. This makes the unit feel more varied and alive.|
|16 figures isn't much and it too small for a unit. In the future I plan to acquire an Imex set of US infantry for the US-Mexican war. This would bulk out the numbers and increase the level of variation|
|I have singled out this figure to be the representative of the uniform. Although the cross belts are hidden.|
|The colour scheme matches that of the other infantry. With dark blue and white being the primary colours, accompanied with yellow, black and grey, highlighted with golden details and the occasional addition of pink.|
|This gentlemen is the current officer of the unit, he doesn't wear a uniform rather his own preferred attire (which often was in the military colours popular in Oronegro). He will likely be replaced by a uniformed officer in the future.|
So that concludes our little infantry unit. They will no doubt feature more in the future as I try my hand at some games. In addition I am looking to redo and create more law for Oronegro's military. Particularly in this period. Indeed there are plans for a total re-write of Oronegrean history and a major clean up and organisation of the Oronegro blog. Don't be alarmed though, the main aim is to improve consistency as well as quality (But I will change certain things). This will be a long project so it will probably happen further down the line.
Finally I'm looking to seriously churn out figures for a bit. This is primarily to break the monotony of ships but I admit I hope that it will increase views and comments. Input from others is what really helps keep me motivated and working. So please leave a comment, no matter what it is, do please come again and maybe bring a friend along too. With that I wish you all a good day/night.