Wednesday, 11 October 2017
Wednesday, 4 October 2017
The eighth regiment is finished.
Also a couple of eBay sales from my collection:
TAG Ottoman Janissaries and TAG Russian Jiltsi.
Saturday, 30 September 2017
The last time you saw this regiment was a post on this blog on 19th February 2012. So it is high time I returned to the 40mm and did some new work. This regiment has been re-based (I know some people hate re-basing – I find it strangely therapeutic) and reduced slightly in size. This will leave new spares across the army so new regiments will follow soon. It is my aim to reduce the Austrians battalions from 24s to 20s and to increase the Prussians from 20s to 24s. Plus maybe rework the huge cavalry regiments.
The seventh regiment is finished. Meanwhile we have replaced the lighting over the war-games table (with LED strip lights) so photography may well have a more expansive and less claustrophobic feel while retaining the detail.
Friday, 22 September 2017
The flags are my work.
Wednesday, 20 September 2017
Wednesday, 13 September 2017
These are 18mm SYW French from Eureka and they are gorgeous, even if I am quite unable to do much with the faces.
I have been looking ahead to the day when I will have to downsize my home and that will mean a smaller war-games table in due course. So slowly I am selling off many of my 28mm and 40mm collections. The ancients armies now live in the USA. I will want to sell others too if your are interested - and if so, just drop me a message here or at 18th Century press - the link is on the right.
As usual I have started off with my favourite French regiment - Limousin.
Wednesday, 6 September 2017
Wednesday, 30 August 2017
Tuesday, 22 August 2017
Tuesday, 15 August 2017
Now I am starting on a big project to paint Russian infantry in 28mm. Here is the first of the regiments and the basing is unusual as it will allow both the early-war 3 battallion per Regiment organisation as well as the later-war 2 battalion per Regiment. The two battalion organisation (with two Grenadier companies, sometimes detached and sometimes not) is by far the more common but at the battle of Gross-Jagersdorff (1757) the old 3 battalion organisation shows up in OOBs. By just removing the third flag base one can create stronger two battalions for the later war period.
There will be 18 Regiments of foot (as above), as well as Grenadier Regiments and the Observation Corps, somewhere around 70-80 battalions!
Figures are mostly from the fantastic Foundry range although, for variety, there will be the occasional Front Rank or Crusader officer thrown in.
I think the Regiment looks rather impressive and I have enjoyed painting it but will I still be saying the same thing in 18 weeks time?