King’s Royal Regiment of New York

So, here we are.

I’ll kick off this blog with a photo of some 6mm figures. This is my first attempt at arranging them with a backdrop. It’s a little too faint, but is appropriate for an overcast sky. 6mm is a challenge to photograph and needs a lot of light.

The wonderful thing about 6mm is the numbers. With my current focus on the northern frontier war, it’s entirely possible to do entire regiments at their original strengths. Based on Watt’s numbers given here, this represents the three companies that were present at the time of the very bloody ambush at Oriskany. Each one were at roughly fifty men, which lines up well with three stands of sixteen men each. The light infantry are based at half that – so, six stands at eight men each.

There’s a story about the light company pulling their coats inside out to approach close to the rebel lines during the battle. Perhaps I’ll have to paint some with turned coats.

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