Sunday, 24 February 2013

Some finished things

It's been a while since I posted pics of painted stuff, so let me show you what I finished in the last couple of weeks.

First is the French Légère unit pictured before, now completely done:

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This is the first battalion of the 10th Légère, around 1809, using Front Rank figures. If all goes well, these figures will have their first game this Tuesday.
Something else I have been working on is this:

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That's 4Ground Scenery's full option (extra detailing & insides) pre-painted Roman watchtower. Assembling it was fairly simple thanks to the very good instruction sheet provided with the kit. This tower will feature in a future scenario, which might or might not be called 'All along the watchtower'. Watch this space.

Saturday, 23 February 2013

ACW: Action at the crossroads

As mentioned before on this blog, we use houserules for our ACW games. These rules have evolved over the years, and have focused on hex-gridded gaming mechanisms.

Recently, we tried to use these same rules in a setup using continuous movement and measurement. The conversion are of course quite easy to make (1 hex = 10cm), but surprisingly, some quirky effects came up: distance between units, terrain effects are now continuous rather than discretized, formations and footprint of units suddenly become more important, etc. Nothing too drastic, but still enough to turn the game into an altered experience.

Below are some (unedited) photographs of our game, based on the Command Challenge in Battlegames #32.

Tuesday, 12 February 2013

Wet Paint: three companies of 10th Légère

Next in the series of gratuitous post count increasing pictures, these are the carabinier and voltigeur companies and one chasseur company of the 10th Légère, 1809 edition (they were in St. Hilaire's Division of Davout's III Corps, which I am basing my French collection on):

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The figures are Front Rank, with very minor conversions. I probably should not even call it conversions as all I did was snip off the plume of the chasseurs' shakos, as I have a reference (the Osprey MAA on French Light infantry) that describes them as only having pompoms (the Légère units were notorious for their many deviations from standard uniform).

Sunday, 10 February 2013

Better pictured dwarfs

Here are the Crossbow Company of the Watch of the Seventh Deep, completely finished:

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Currently on the painting desk are the first 12 of a unit of French Napoleonic Légère infantry, modelled after the 10th Légère in the 1809 Danube/Aspern/Wagram campaign. They should be finished in the next few days, so expect a Wet Paint post on them soon.

Friday, 1 February 2013

Wet paint: the first fantasy figures

These are the crossbowmen of the Watch of the Seventh Deep:

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Figures are Mantic Games Ironwatch Dwarfs. You have the option of equipping them with crossbows, as I did, or with rifles. They are very easy to put together (only four parts: upper and lower torso, crossbow/rifle and heads) and paint up quite nicely and easily.