Well last summer's project has taken a year. Life is what happens when you are making plans. At any rate here are two brigades of 8 battalions. You will note two grenadier battalions, two jaeger battalions and four musketeer battalions. Next in the queue are three medium artillery batteries and four regiments (12 each) of cavalry, hussars, two dragoons and cuirassiers. Involves casting 36 heads so it will take a while.
Sunday, August 9, 2015
Painting a Russian army this summer. Cobbled together some cavalry and artillery for the Russians, cavalry for the Prussians. Most are Timpo with HaT heads. The cuirassiuer is a Marx Mexican with HaT Bavarian head, helmet modified. Thanks to Cent Jours website.
Friday, July 11, 2014
This project was started decades ago when I was stationed in Germany. Really liked ZinnBrigade molds for the toy soldier feel with enough detail to make them nice figures. They are also fully round. Only drawback is limited opponents for the French, Brit heavy cavalry and Prussian infantry-all of whom appear to be left handed. I made the Brit inf from molds of modified French and the bottom half of a Heyde Scot. Below are photos of a French relief forces being routed by a British BDE.
Thursday, June 5, 2014
No new line/light infantry for Britain has been offered in 54mm for quite some time. Fortunately you can still find it on ebay. Below is the British Bde that has a solid winning streak on the billiards table.
A Call to Arms has the best Brit set on the market with British light Infantry. Think they serve well as pre 1812 line. Robust, good poses easy to paint, just a terrific set.
|Firing line with Airfix Officer|
|Fully round models-great set.|
|Airfix line infantry in Belgic shakos. Really good set that has stood the test of time,|
|ACATA Brit Arty-great set.|
|Size comparison with HaT, all match pretty well.|
Sunday, June 1, 2014
There are a few decent choices for the King of Battle. To my liking the ACTA British Artillery crew is the best set made. Believable poses (4) with 16 figures to a box. Where it falls apart is that the guns come 1 to a box- just too expensive. I make do with play-set cannons on what appear to be howitzer caissons. Two guns and 8 crew make a battery. Two minor drawbacks to the set is the gunner with the ammo has a ball rather than a cartridge, and the other is that Brit gunners require lots of "surgery" to represent other nations.
I was lucky enough to get a number of Italeri French Artillery kits . They a very well done but have yet to reach the painting table. These guns are crewed by guard horse artillery (a couple of over-dramatic poses) that are beautifully executed. Will post when painted.
Another source is the prolific Armies in Plastic. While I really like their Rogers Rangers/Woodland Indian sets, their Napoleonic poses look a bit wooden. That said, they are in production and reasonably priced.