Tuesday, 18 August 2015

I am alive part 2

And as I promised, here is the big update that I have been talking about:
My Prussians are based on the Großgörschen OoB from the General de Brigade scenario booklet. 
Basically a battle where Napoleon trapped his pursuing enemies by setting up a trap and once he had the enemy in place he flanked them with the Imperial Guard.
Napoleon won the field but his lack of cavalry meant that he couldn't capitalise on it. Blame the Russian winter for the lack of horses...
Now, let me show you what I have been up to ...
Some of you might remember my 24 strong West Prussian Grenadiers that I painted quite a few years ago ( West Prussian Grenadiers ).
Well, here is the rest of the Brigade:

1st Battalion of the 2nd West Prussian Musketeers
another view

2nd Battalion of the 2nd West Prussian Musketeers
2nd West Prussian Fusiliers
another view
and another...
and yet another...

Supporting battery - Three 6lb guns and one 7lb howitzer

"Learning French might have been easier"

and finally a group shot of the infantry. Please note that the battery and the grenadiers are not shown for practical reasons. I had no space to fit them inside the same picture...

As always all figures are 28mm Perry based in Renendra and Litko bases. Flags are by GMB. Flock and turfs are from Woodland scenics and the Army Painter.

Hope you like them!

Next in line are 32 Silesian Fusiliers and two battalions of Silesian Musketeers...


Monday, 17 August 2015

I am still alive!

and this time I am painting Prussians!

It has been a long time since I posted anything so let me say that I am glad to be back again!

2014 was a busy year for me both work wise and life wise. I finally decided to take a big step and move in with my girlfriend so my hobby time and space have been greatly reduced!
That doesn't mean that I didn't paint though! Over the course of the past year I concentrated mainly on my Prussians and painted four battalions of musketeers and 1 battalion of fusiliers plus a 4 gun battery. All of them by the Perry twins.

However, although I did manage to paint the above things I never had the time to actually photograph and post them. Hence the lack of posts...

This however will change! Beginning from today I will slowly start updating this space with photos of my Prussians!

For today let me show you my 1st West Prussian Fusiliers. Although I painted 4 bases of them my camera's battery died on me last night so I only managed to photograph 1 of them...

Figures (as always) are Perry and are based 5 per base. Each base however has the dimensions for 8 figures. I did this purely for aesthetic reasons. 8 skirmishing figures would look too crowded so I deliberately chose 5.
Hopefully tonight I will get enough time to photograph the rest of the battalion!
On a side note let me show you my current WIP and my latest acquisition!

Those black figures over there are 32 Silesian Fusiliers waiting to be painted.... The thing they are sitting in is a spray booth and that little jar next to them is where my faithful airbrush is resting!

Basically a year ago (so not so recently) I bought an Iwata airbrush mainly for painting my fantasy figures but quickly I started realising that I could easily use it to mass basecoat my Napoleonics.

In this case I simply undercoated all 32 of them in a very dark grey that will basically form the basis for the black and grey colours on this battalion. If I had to do this by brush I would have easily spent more than 1 hour. With the airbrush it only took me 7-10 minutes.

Imagine how much faster I will be able to paint greatcoated infantry!

So hopefully tonight I will be able to post the rest of my battalion!

I hope you like them!