Since I have about a company's worth of HäT WW1 Scottish Highlanders I found it time to make me some sort of a command squad. This meant scratch building an officer and a piper. The piper's body is from the HäT colonial Highlander set, his head is a HäT British heavy weapon headswop. The officer uses an Esci Colonial British ensigns body with a HäT British soft cap head.
A short while ago I indulged in the testshot sprues of 3 HäT sets, to whit the Peninsular British Command set, The British Colonial Command set and the British Colonial infantry set. The former is now finished and here are some pictures to wet your appetite. The heads are separate and what is new is the fact that the heads do not come with a peg, but the peg is fastened to the body while the heads have a corresponding gap. This gives you the option of making a pre- and post 1812 uniform or a mix. Also included is a head with, what I initially thought to be an undress cap. As it turns out upon closer examination it is actually a Scottish Kilmarnock with chequered band and all. Well I painted as an undress cap anyway.
The mounted officer:
Officers on foot:
BTW: have you discovered the two glaring mistakes in this picture? Yep the serg has no rank chevrons and the drummers has no shako plate, I will rectify this asap.