Monday, April 4, 2011

1st Post

So I'm getting back into painting my 6mm once again.

For those who don't know (which I'm sure is 99.99% of you) I'm the "Kronos" member of the AoE yahoo group who designed the Spanish Ulcer scenarios in the files section. And while I had a lot of fun designing the scenarios I have in fact never played them. I had sold off my Napoleonic collection before hand after falling out of wargaming for awhile. After mulling it over, I'm trying to be more disciplined about my free time schedule and get back into painting once again.

As the main page says I don't have a major long term plan with painting my Napoleonic 6s, and what remains in my collection is a mess. So I just intend to paint little here little there and see what we come up with. Regardless of its disorganization I just want to paint these new Napoleonics as the best I've ever done. And I've come to discover I far more like using a black primer than the white I choose for most of painting career (sigh....another addition to regrets list). So here we go.

I haven't worked on a Blog for some time, so hopefully these pictures come through ok.

These three brigades are all thats left of French Ligne/Legere infantry. So that's number #1 on the shopping list for any future purchases after I finish painting the remaining figures. As with my Age of Honor Blog (which needs to updated badly ...another addition to the "to do list") I've gone with my home style of bases for mounting instead of the official one listed in the rules. I just find that the official ones don't work well with Heroic and Ros figures. You can remount figures to make it work to be sure, but I think it doesn't present as nice a visual as using the strips as they are. The Legere brigade was the 1st one painted and mounted and the two Ligne quickly followed. After comparing the Legere brigade to my Seven Years War infantry I realized the French H&R infantry arent as 'robust' as the 7YW ones, and gave a slight gap between the figures from stand to stand. To improve the look I decided to add one figure to each rank from now on. And as you can see the 12 figure per stand Ligne brigades compared to the 10 stand Legere does seem a little more impressive.

Close up of one the Ligne Brigades

All the British Cavalry I had left. Wish I had a steadier hand for this shot, but luckily the close ups came out a little better.

The Household Cavalry, I think some of my finest work. The 1st Regiment in the front rank and the Royal Regiment (Blues) in the second rank.

Heavy Cavalry Brigade, going from left to right, consisting of the 4th Dragoons, 5th Dragoon Guards and 3rd Dragoons.

Smaller Heavy Cavalry Brigade with the 3rd Dragoon Guards in the front and 1st Dragoons behind.

Light Cavalry made up of the 14th and 8th Light Dragoon regiments.

And some Portuguese Light Cavalry....sadly a little fuzzy....cause even with a less decorative uniform than their English allies a good paint job.

So that's it for right now.....Some Young guard cavalry, Guard artillery and French Dragoons await to be painted....hope to have them up here soon.