Meantime I have continued to unpack the 40mm Napoleonics, and have to start by saying what a brilliant job Mrs 'Big Andy' made of the wrapping up, not a single broken bayonet or sword, even the extra 'blocked in' figures all individually wrapped! I'm going to really enjoy finishing off the blocked in figures, adding detail and shading etc and generally bringing them up to the standard of the completed figures. I'm really pleased with them, and have organised them into 8 figure Sharp Practice companies. With a total of about 300 figures it did occur to me yesterday that with additional command figures I could organise them in 24 figure units for Muskets and Marshals instead, possibly for small games given the scale, I'll set up a couple of 24 figure battalions for the next post as an example. Anyway, here is what came out of the unbased/unfinished box yesterday and next time I'll feature some of the artillery and foot, along with the mounted officers.
|Finished line below and Grenadiers above. I counted a total of 16 Grenadiers plus an officer.|
|Lower two rows of French infantry are 'blocked in', above are fully painted.|
|These are finished figures, ready for basing.|
|'Blocked in Brits'.... the hard work mostly done now it's down to detailing and shading etc.|
|Printed linen flags.|
|The view from the terrace towards Calpe.|