These units include four portraits of re-enactors who became patrons via a commission in their purchase and ownership of my paintings. They are now immortalised as Walkerloo print-fantry paper soldiers on Wargames Vault, available for immediate worldwide download and bladed extraction for real pretend play war.
I always want to make more units of paper soldiers to help prosecute my real pretend war and I’m often e-mailed with unit requests. But time and resources are limited. You-walkerloo commissions are a way for me to dedicate more time to the creation of new paper soldiers. The commissioning patron receives the original gouache portrait and is depicted as a paper soldier guaranteed a fighting part ever after in the Battle Of Walkerloo.
Anyone interested in a Walkerloo Commission can find details about the process on my website www.walkerloo.com. You needn’t be a re-enactor to join up, all I need is some photos of you in an appropriate pretend battle action and some cash. Men, women and children - all are accepted and just like stories from history of boys and women hiding their true identity to join the army in the Battle of Walkerloo you may appear younger, older, bigger or slimmer to suit your particular Print-fantry unit.
The Battle of Walkerloo needs you - together we can pretend to fight to set imagination free!!
To see which units are recruiting visit the RECRUITMENT PAGE where you can sign up for a portrait commission and parallel life as a print-fantry soldier on floors around the world. If you want to suggest your own choice of unit drop me an e-mail (at walkerloo.com) - If you can recruit your own comrades I can get painting right away and together we'll fill the world with new regiments of paper soldiers...
And consider, original paintings can sometimes even appreciate* in value... Oh the future!
(*depending on the originality, noteriety and market orientation of the painter** [**social conectivity, interest utility, arrogance, self inflationancy, cultural poignancy, genius etc etc etc]).
Between 1683 and 1871 commissions to most officer ranks in the British army had to be bought (Wikipedia article). Commissions in the Battle of Walkerloo are also purchased although for very different reasons
You can get them here... TheWarGamesVault....