I have one more VC recipient to go but wanted to get stuck into some of the troops, the redcoats. I really enjoy painting redcoats and even just painting red.
For each defender who didn’t t receive a VC I will give what information I can but it won’t be as lengthy as the VC posts. I’ll also include a few models in each post.
Starting with the bugler, who was actually the first plastic defender I’ve painted. There’s no real proof that a bugler played at Rorke’s Drift but the following chap was a bugler.
Garret Hayden: Private D Company 2nd 24th Regiment:
Died in Hospital. His body presented two large cut to the Abdomen, and 16 spear wounds to other parts of his body. His left cheek had been separated from his mouth. Gruesome.
Private William Beckett, 1st Battalion, 24th (2nd Warwickshire) Regiment of Foot. Died of wounds on the 23rd of January 1879
Private Patrick Desmond 1st Battalion, 24th (2nd Warwickshire) Regiment of Foot.
Lots more to go but I am still having lots of fun with this project.