I need to have my head examined… I’m painting napoleonics and it’s not even to play a game with John and/or Curt (which has been my excuse in the past), but for a game neither will likely ever play!?
I definitely have enough to play a decent sized scenario. Perhaps I’ll recruit one (or both) of the kids to try out a scenario of Song of Drums and Shakos over the weekend…?
(Remember: click on the pictures for a bigger version):
More French Napoleonic Light Infantry from Hät.
Chasseur Officer, Sappeur, and Voltigeur Horn-blower – all from the Chasseur Command Pack.
That’s it for Frenchies (for now…). I have a bunch more Prussian Landwehr and a few plastic Prussian Line Infantry (from Hät) to paint up. I also have a big box of assorted Napoleonic Minifigs I picked up at the Fallcon auction a few years back for $5 (I thought if nothing else I could melt them down…). There isn’t enough of them to make big units, but could give me a few more skirmish options. Here’s a few French Line, some Russians, a few british… some other stuff I can’t identify…
Speaking of Prussian Landwehr….
Another sample Prussian Landwehr from Warlord Games.
I’m still not sure which facing to use… Maybe I’ll try one in Green next…
Here are a few of the aforementioned mystery figures
Okay these ones aren’t that much of a mystery – they’re British Foot Guards in Bearskins… They were in with the box of Napoleonics, but I’d always thought the bearskins more of a Crimean War thing… But then I noticed the code BN... British Napoleonic... So when and where would there have been foot guards wearing bearskins during the Napoleonic wars?
These are the guys that I really can’t identify. I’m not even sure if they’re Minifigs – most minifigs have a code on the top of their base – which helped me identify a few of the others. These do not. They may have a code on the bottom of the base but hey are all glues to this awful board with super hard glue. These have almost more of a Seven Year War look – mitre caps and what looks like full leg gaiters…? Any ideas?
Coming soon on Tim’s Miniature Wargaming Blog:
Game reports… The end of the SoBH campaign and hoppefully a game of Song of Drums and Shakos.
More painting… I’ll probably finish up a handful of Prussians… Maybe I should pick up some cavalry to use in Sone of Drums and Shakos… perhaps a pack or two of Perry British and French cavalry…?
More Terrain… I’ve been working on a few more terrain boards – I’ve actually completed a few new ones and haven’t even taken pictures of them - though I’ve been taking lots of picture ON one of them – I’ve been using it for all the figure pictures I’ve been doing lately. It’s a 2x2 board which is big enough to hold a unit and provide a bit of a background – but not so unwieldy – for carrying in and out of doors - as the bigger 3x3 boards!