It's my secret shame. I, Scott Angus MacPhee, do not like painting highlanders. I may not be able to call myself a Scotsman.
The tartans are tough enough, but when you add in the diced hose and checked hat band . . .
Still, I managed to finish these 72 highlanders in just two weeks. These are the three highland regiments that fought at Waterloo: the 42nd, 79th, and 92nd Foot
42nd Foot "The Black Watch"
This is the most subdued tartan pattern. The challenge in 15mm is to make the pattern visible without making it too bright. I hope I kept to a happy medium here.
Glenn wanted his highlanders to be grenadiers, so I had a bunch of shoulder wings to paint.
Many of the figures had very fragile bayonet joins. I strengthened where I could, but I ended up having to replace over a dozen out of 60 castings.
As always the flags are from GMB and are correct for each regiment. This is my second time painting this regiment in 15mm. I have it in my own army too.
79th Foot "Cameron Highlanders"
Family tradition has it that an ancestor fought in the Hundred Days campaign. I have no idea if that's correct or not, but the 79th Foot had several MacPhees (with the original "McPhee" spelling, check out pp. 65-80).
Grenadier Company: Private John McPhee (wounded)
I Company: Lieutenant Donald McPhee (wounded)
II Company: Ensign McPhee
VIII Company: Private Donald McPhee (wounded)
So it looks as though the MacPhees fought (and bled) at Waterloo, or more likely at Quatre Bras. I will admit that I lavished a little extra attention on this regiment, trying very hard to get the tartans just right.
92nd Foot "Gordon Highlanders"
This is certainly the most colorful of the Highland regiments at Waterloo. The bright tartan and the yellow facings really jump out at the viewer. This is my second attempt at painting the Gordon tartan, but my first in 15mm.
I am working on the British and Hanoverian light infantry now. When they are done, I will be finished with the British infantry.