Thursday, November 10, 2016

4th (Central Ontario) Battalion, CEF

I finally finished up the final battalion for the 1st brigade, and indeed the entire 1st Division: 4th (Central Ontario) Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force.

The figures for the battalion, as with the recently finished 1st battalion,  2nd battalion, and 3rd Battalion are all from Wargames Foundry

(Remember: click on the pictures for a bigger version):

4th (Central Ontario) Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force.

The formation patch for the 4th Battalion was a green square surmounting a red patch – the red patch was for the 1st Division, the square indicated the junior battalion within the brigade and the green was the senior brigade within the division.

I was actually short a figure to make this battalion – so I pinched a couple from the 14th Battalion and replaced those with two spare figures I had from Old Glory. that way the entire 1st Brigade is made up of Wargames Foundry Figures, the Second Brigade is made up of Old Glory figures and the 3rd Brigade is made up of a mix of Wargames Foundry, Old Glory, and home-cast figures. Ideally I’d have liked to have the battalions made up of figures from one manufacturer (and so it bothers me intensely to have the two Old glory figues in the unit of Wargames Foundry figures… but I’ll just have to live with it – because I can’t be bothered to pay $25-$20 just to get one or two more figures).

I’d take pictures of the entire brigade, but while the battalions making up the brigade, the entire brigade is not complete as I have some supporting elements that would be attached to the brigade that I have yet to complete. Same goes for the Division.

Coming soon on Tim’s Miniature Wargaming Blog:

On to the 2nd Division – or perhaps some Germans…?


  1. Great looking great war figures, I know what you mean about 2 figures being different and bugging you but I have to say I can't tell them apart, glad to see your back in khaki.
    Best Iain

    1. Thanks Iain!

      There aren't any different ones in this picture - I stole figures from the 14th to make this unit completely Wargames Foundry and replaced those taken from the 14th with the Old Glory figures. If I took a new picture of the 14th with the replacements they'd probably stick out if you took a real close look. I'm just hoping no one will. When there are over 1000 figures on the table - who's going to notice if two in one unit are not like the others...

  2. So it's Where's Waldo, 1917 edition then.