My two infantry regiments for my White Beach Dieppe scenario will be the Royal Hamilton Light Infantry and the Essex Scottish Regiments of Canada. I purchased sufficient numbers of AB Miniatures WWII British Infantry (I hope) to field two mid-late war battalions organised for Rapid Fire rules.
These will be about my fourth or fifth Commonwealth battalion for WWII Rapid Fire wargaming in 20mm - although I will be relegating a plastic battalion to the dustbin. I have a late war British battalion from Britannia Miniatures which I just love - they are very chuncky toy-soldier style. The AB figures; however, are the best I've ever seen with superb detail and proportions rendering them extremely life-like in my view. They also make me want to paint them better.
The images are from my first and smallest of three batches I'm painting - the second is now underway. I had purchased Vallejo English Uniform 141but ended up mixing Humbrol Matt 26 Khaki and Matt 80 Grass Green (50/50) with a drop or two of black to darken it down a little. I did this for two reasons: I had forgotten I bought the Vallejo and also because Canadian battledress was greener than the UK product. I darken it slightly because it's going over white undercoat and just shades better - given that I use a wash technique.
Generally I follow a very handy SHQ Miniatures painting guide. The only thing a bit different was I mixed in some earth tones into the slightly lightened black matt mix to do their boots. I can't say it looks too radical but it's got a slight fading look and I'm very happy with the boots. I am going to apply the Canada shoulder patch and the unit/divisional insignia patches but only once they are all finished so I know what's-what and who's-who as I haven't properly sorted them yet.
Both regiments were from the Second Infantry Division and the above chart was taken from the wonderful Canadiansoldiers.com website which contains everything that I wished was included in the Osprey Men-At-Arms 359 Canadian Forces in WWII but wasn't.