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18th (Western Ontario) Battalion, CEF
I realized, while painting these that a few of the figures I initially thought were infantrymen (because they were carrying rifles) are actually officers?! One was from a pack of Officers and NCOs – I figured the two with pistols were officers and the two with rifles were NCOs. Wrong-oh! On closer observation (once I actually started PAINTING the guys) one of the guys I thought was an NCO is actually another officer carrying a rifle. The THIRD officer in this unit actually came in the “Advancing/Charging” pack. I suppose I could have done some converting… but I was in painting mode and couldn’t be bothered at that point. I’ll have to look at the other battalions and maybe carve off the officer-ish details on the same figures in the other battalions.
The formation patch for the 18th Battalion was a green square surmounting a red patch – the blue patch was for the 2nd Division, the circle indicated the senior battalion within the brigade and the green was the senior brigade within the division.
I hope to get a couple more cracked out over the long weekend –in between playing a few games - so stay tuned.
Coming soon on Tim’s Miniature Wargaming Blog:
19th (Central Ontario) Battalion, CEF - or perhaps some Machine-guns and mortars…