Tuesday 28 November 2017

Back on the horse

For some reason my Napoleonic Peninsular War project, which started with such vigour and vinegar, completely stalled in September 2016. Since then I've had the 50th West Kent, undercoated, with no more than their faces painted, sat in a tray at the top of a cupboard. 

I've painted stuff since: WW2, Italian Wars and some extra bits and pieces for my SYW collections but I've avoided anything Napoleonic (except for commissions) like they've had the 'cheese touch'. Even the stuff I've painted this year has not been done in huge amounts - less than 600 figures at a guess.

I'm happy to report that this is no longer the case and, not only are the 50th done, I've started on some French. I intend to make a push for a first game - that is usually quite a spur to keep adding for new scenarios. I need to get this thing done. I'm even ordering a few extra bits and pieces over the next week or two.

Figures are Front Rank.

The 50th West Kent.

One other thing I've decided to do now, whilst the job is less daunting than it will be, is to change the basing format of the duplicate light company figures when skirmishing. Initially I had decided to base them individually on two penny pieces. However, for storage purposes, and to make movement on the table easier I have decided to base them on 40 x 40 mm squares, two per base. Note that in the photographs above all of the 50th's figures, including duplicate light company figures, are pictured.

A pitiful sight, the painted stuff so far. 6 battalions of Infantry, a gun battery and two Brigadiers. All of that empty shelving needs to be filled!


Phil said...

Superb James, flags and painting!

David said...

Nice work! I know some folk who would call that group an army!

Colin Ashton said...

keep it going James. Great work.

carojon said...

Glad to see the Napoleonics are back on track - Keep going with the end in mind, it will be well worth it.


Tony Miles said...

Great looking troops there, keep it up.

Jay White said...

Looking absolutely awesome! :-)

Neil Scott said...

They look superb

Independentwargamesgroup said...

I am certain the shelves will fill up rapidly. I love the way you tackle white. It is very effective and convincing. Well up with your high standards. Well done.

Clive w said...

Looking forward to a report of their first game

Kevin said...

Very nice brush work. A period I’ve always wanted to do.


Colbourne said...

great figures and great painting. I've hit a Napoleonic painting slump as well.

love the Front Rank Figures