Monday, December 2, 2013
So this is a combined light infantry regiment, so no colors. They are based on 20mm frontage, i know some people base their wss/7YW/napoleonics like that, but I can't stand it, my close order infantry in any war from 1620-1865 are based on 12 or 15mm frontage, basicly as close as I can possibly fit them. But for the AWI were both sides used this semi open order for close order infantry this looks perfect.
Thursday, November 14, 2013
These are summer dress, so white trousers, that make them look alot like regular line infantry.
Not sure why perries choose summer dress..
I'm happy with these, again the jacket is so dark it's hard to see the shading. but it is there.
Tuesday, November 12, 2013
So these are the first 6 of 12 russian dragoons, These are perry and very cool, except it was strange painting one piece casting, rider and horse in one, but it worked out ok, I did most of the horse first, then when I painted the horse blanket, and facings, I could do it as I did they jacket and facings on the troopers. You wouldn't think figures that are mostly very dark green and grey would be colorfull, but that turqoise really helps, even the white on dark green looks cool. I have always been a light cav man, never cared that much for heavies and dragoons(except british dragoons in bicorne, becasue those are fucking awesome) anyway, I have of late stated to like them, the unsung heroes of the cavalry branch.
My plan is a Dragoon brigade of 2-3 units of 12, on one flank, another flank of hussars. then 2 cuirassiers in reserve. with 12 battalions(standard division, 8 line and 4 jegers) And a battery.
My french will be much the same, 8 battalions in the center, one flank of dragoons, one of chassaurs, with cuirassier reserve, and a battery.
Anyway on to the dragoons.
Painted them as kourland regiment, need a flag(can't find one for that regiment, so might need some generic dragoon flag) I'm very happy with these, tho they do not look as good on the pics as in real life.
Sunday, November 3, 2013
Meet Paddy O'Patric, Yes i know slightly racist name. He fought with the french in 1798, after the rebellion was crushed, he fled to Frence, he has a particular hateret for Irish in british service. He therefore get +1 in mele and accuracy if he knows the enemy soldier is Irish.
Friday, November 1, 2013
I did spent alot of time on them, takes about a day to do each one. Given they are 54mm i felt i had to put in some effort. So the blue on the french, and red and white on the british had 5 layers, the problems was finding the right shades, it was easy enough for the french i just used the french triad, and stuck in one color inbetween french A and french B , and finnaly a hight light after French c. but the brit is hard.
I have the dark brick red, I have to use to cover, or they other reds won't sit well.
But finding the right mixes is hard.
Wednesday, October 30, 2013
Anyway Simple yet great, I like it better the Ken Burns film. But i like that fact that you can sum up an ACW army on the colors, sevral times you hear the narator says. A endless line of blue lines, or a massive force of grey and butternut clad troops ect.
Wednesday, October 16, 2013
I have not done Napoleoinc in over a year, since then, I've been to the 24th centuary, painting klingons and cardasians, I've been to the jungles of vietnam, the islands of the pacific. I've been to russia in the early 18th centuary, I've fought on the fields of flanders during the WSS, I've been to ancient italy and greece. And now i'm back to this period! It started with a dream a few days ago, I dreamt perrys had come out with a second box of french line infantry. And that was it, i got the bug, I have to go through my stuff and find all my napoleonic stuff, i think most of it is in the basement in the foam case.
So i found a box perry hussars.
So which regiment to paint? The same I always paint, 7th hussars. I allready have a unit of them, but they look ugly by my current standards, so I thought i'd give them a try again.