Tuesday, 30 July 2013

The Emperor's cherished daughters

I've just completed my first unit of Napoleonic artillery; a pair of 12 pounders of La Garde.

I felt that the Perry crew of 4 was somewhat meagre, so added a couple of Foundry gunners and a couple of Perry/Victrix plastic hybrid figures, for variety.  The other figures also had greatcoats which ties in with the look of the army I am slowly building for early 1814.  The buckets are conversions, and the ammo boxes are from Front Rank.

Basing posed a bit of a dilemma.  I had wanted them on a 45mm frontage, to match the base size of my infantry, but found that 60mm was the bare minimum width for the gunners to be positioned around the guns in a broadly historical manner.  I could be tempted to go even wider...

Saturday, 27 July 2013

Gunners II WIP

Another shot of my first Napoleonic artillery unit; made good progress yesterday, and I now just have the metallics and basing left to do.

Wednesday, 24 July 2013


A WIP shot of the Garde gunners.  I hope to have them ready for a game on Tuesday.  A vicarious mix of Perry, Foundry and Victrix conversions...

Saturday, 20 July 2013


I mentioned I was going to squeeze in a little Napoleonic work; well here are the first fruits; two Perry 12 pounders for the artillery of La Garde.

They are very nice models.  When I base them, I shall muddy them up.  I've started on the crew, too...

Thursday, 18 July 2013

Flogging Victrix (sold, thanks)

I'm selling 5 lots of Victrix French Ligne on eBay, that are based to a different system to my own French, to raise funds for some new gaming boards   I've spruced them up to a reasonable tabletop standard; they won't win any painting prizes, but look fine from around 2' away!  

All sold thanks!

Tuesday, 2 July 2013

Doesn't time fly!

I realised today, that it has been lmore than a year since I last posted on this blog!  I've been very busy with sundry projects, and working on my rather better-known ancients blog

I am planning to pick it up with the Napoleonics, though, partly because I can (almost) field a complete army, albeit mostly Garde, and partly because my friend Ian is working on an exciting Napoleonic project.  I have also had an idea for a simple grid-based rule system that will hopefully prove to be as much fun as a similar ancients system that I'm developing.

Whilst my Napoleonic posts will be irregular, I promise that it won't be a year before I post, again!