Tuesday, 17 April 2012

French Command base and artillery.

Went for 2 guns per base, 40 x 40mm. Will add teams in due course. These guns had separate wheels, sticking them on was fiddly but they went together as a perfect fit! I note the British guns are single piece castings... phew. I had painted 2 mounted artillery officers but the bases looked overcrowded so I left them off. Under Polemos 'General de Division' rules a base represents a battery of 6 to 8 guns and should be just a single model gun, but 2 looks so much better I think so I will stick with it.

I also finished off the 3 figure French command base, a Division command base. The hussar figure was a joy to paint. I now have just 1 more French infantry battalion to paint and some British foot artillery before I have a rules run through. I'm still waiting for my Timecast order to arrive, but I'm sure they are well worth waiting for, the Peninsular buildings range looks brilliant. Once I have them I'll paint enough for a village base and a small town base to match the rest of my terrain items.

I should point out that I do have a busy family life but when I get spare time I spend it painting figures as I'm not one for sitting in front of the TV all night! Even so I consider myself lucky to be able to spend the time I do on this project, which is after all a part of my recovery therapy. I keep opening up the Old Guard grenadiers bag, but I must be patient and focus on line units at this early stage!








6 comments:

  1. Hi Lee - yes, the guns look good like that. This is a great scale to actually game in once you get over the size thing. The battlefield can end up looking much more realistic than in bigger scales. I'm looking forward to seeing you first game!

    Ian

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  2. I just can't keep up with you Lee!... Brilliant work sir. Some of the nicest 6mm Naps I've seen.

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  3. Cheers again, and Steve, I'll take that as a big compliment :-) I'm really pleased myself with how its going. I think I might have found a way of playing Polemos solo now, not perfect but a way to overcome the 'tempo bidding' feature. I'll explain when I write up my first run through game shortly.

    Ian, I can remember years ago playing ACW in 6mm using the H&R figures (still good to this day)and really feeling I was commanding an army moving across a large area. Some of the best games I ever played were in 6mm. One odd thing about the Baccus ACW range I have noticed is that all the muskets are cast on the left shoulder! A glaring historical error on otherwise brilliant castings which is a real shame. Maybe that makes me a bit geeky but it would bother me even in 6mm :-)

    Cheers,
    Lee.

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    1. Lee - those Baccus figures do look the bees-knees and you've painted them up a treat. I've been looking again at my old spare Heroics & Ros ACW figures because I need to paint up a couple of Command stands and I'm impressed with just how nice the castings are. These will be the first ones I've painted for nearly 20 years!!!

      Ian

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  4. Just come across your blog. Great stuff and very well painted. Keep it up, fella!

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  5. Thank you Phil, glad you are enjoying it.

    Lee.

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