Wow.. that was quite impressive to me. After taking place in the irish "Preening Dandies" Competition I never ever thought on getting the first place, or place of honor for painting a miniature.
The Miniature I send along for the competition was a french infantry colonel by Perry Miniatures which I did paint in 3 evening sessions(including horse).
You will find the result here:
Mittwoch, 7. November 2012
Freitag, 2. November 2012
REPUBLIC TO EMPIRE is a Napoleonic rules set by Barry Hilton and partners. The general impression I've gotten from reading forums and blogs is that people think the rules are complicated. The game play is smooth and free flowing with minimal need to refer to the main text once concepts have been mastered. New players usually pick up the key mechanisms within three to four game turns.
As I do not own a copy of that I had to transfer everything to a rules set based on my Black Powder rules which I own. I simply love all the tips and hints in the bock about how to base or how many miniatures to base at once etc...
The difference is that Black Powder is scaleable to fit each scale. I own 28mm but could also use Black Powder on 20, 25, 15, 6 or whatever scale.
Donnerstag, 18. Oktober 2012
The Battle of Almarey, August 6th, 1809
Historically, Wellesley had four days to prepare his defenses and he positioned General Craufurd and his Light Brigade to reinforce the Spanish. At this time, the Light Brigade consisted of the 43rd, the 52nd, and the 95th. He also attached Donkin's Brigade to Craufurd, though this brigade had suffered heavy casualties at Talavera, loosing around a third of it's strength (read 24-man battalions rather than 36). This brigade included the 87th (the Prince of Wales' Own Irish) and 88th (Connaught Rangers) line as well as a handful of the 60th (more riflemen, this time with red facings). Soult dispatched Marshal Ney (finally) to take the crossing, but Ney found it too well defended by the time he arrived.
The forces are listed below and will have to be modified to meet my collection (e.g. bringing up "The Buffs", etc..).
Third Division, Craufurd
43rd Light (28)
52nd Light (28)
95th Rifles (28)
88th Line (36)
74th Line (24)
45th Line (24)
60th Rifles (12 skirmishers)
1st KGL (12)
RHA battery (2 guns)
2 Battalions (24)
half battery of foot artillery
Loison's Division Command by Marshal Ney
26th Line (2 battalions, 36 each)
Legion Hannoverienne (2 battalions, 28 each)
Legion du Midi (24)
32nd Light (24)
66th Line (2 battalions, 36 each)
82nd Line (30)
5th Hussars (12)
1 battery (4 guns)
This is the goal to actually paint. There will be a couple of substitutes anyway to fit my already painted