Tuesday, 10 April 2012

Cuirassiers, and terrain construction started.

First French cavalry base, again 18 figures. Pink facings to give them a 'lift'. There's enough figures in each Baccus cavalry bag to produce 2 units with a few leftover. Next French cavalry unit will be a chassuer a cheval regiment.

4 infantry bases planned for the coming week, followed by the first artillery and a couple of command stands. Another advantage of 6mm is that I can produce artillery batteries with teams, way beyond my means in 28mm! Been thinking about the artillery bases and I hope to get 4 guns on the French bases, each with a 4 horse team behind it and 4 crew per gun, all on a 60 x 60 base. Maybe just 3 on the British bases to represent the 6 gun battery size.

Also been working on a couple of 'wood' bases as you can see, still a bit if finishing off to do yet. There will also be a couple of freestanding trees placed in the centre of each, which can be removed when its occupied by troops. Each base will take a 60x60 troop base inside it. Roads and fields will follow, then I plan to make 2 or 3 village/town bases using Time cast peninsular buildings, which are excellent little models.








5 comments:

  1. Blimey Lee! You're on a roll mate!.. Great stuff. keep up the great work.

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  2. You have really found a scale that works for you.

    John

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  3. Fantastic brush work Lee! One of the things I always wanted to attempt for my own 1/300th armies is fully sculpted terrain squares - probably 1ft. I feel it's one scale where I could actually manage to make some half decent ones and smaller terrain squares are easier to store. Any similar thoughts?

    Ian

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  4. Nicely done! A very good work.

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  5. Thanks for the comments once again.

    John, yes I think I may have finally found the right scale for me!

    Ian, I can see the potential for some realistic terrain work in this scale, but I have to say I really like the effect you have achieved on your 6mm set up. I'll probably go with modular or stand on terrain features at this stage, but in the back of my mind lurks visions of model railway like terrain squares, fully landscaped.

    Steve, cheers mate, had a fair bit of spare time over Easter hols so making the most of it :-)

    Phil, welcome and thank you.

    Cheers,
    Lee.

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