Tuesday, 28 July 2009

WIP- French Dragoons

Anyway heres my first base of French Dragoons. Im using Baccus once again, and they are based on 60x30 bases. The Baccus packs are made up to have 9 on a base but I think that looks too crowded for Dragoons so Ive settled with 6. I might put more on the bases when I do heavier cavalry.

Obviously the bases arent finished yet, but I am reasonably happy how they turned out- 1 has a light tan coat added to the reins and halter etc, but to be honest I am not going to bother with those on future ones- I drybrushed the undercoated figs white before painting and thats done an OK job of picking out all the bridles etc.

Wednesday, 1 July 2009

6mm French Line Infantry

Long time since I updated this blog!

Here's my current project- a French army of the Napoleonic era in 6mm, figures by Baccus. They are based on 60x30mm bases so that they are usable for Baccus' in house rule set, Polemos and my recent discovery thanks to the guys at Portbury Knights (Stefan in particular who also co wrote it), Napoleon's Legacy, a Warmasterlike game that covers Napoleonic warfare through to the end of the American Civil War (my next project I think!). Its a great little game, like most games based on Warmaster.

These Baccus frenchies have been hanging about on my to do list for about 2 years, so its nice to finally get some started. This is a Regiment of Line Infantry for Napoleons Legacy (6 bases= 2 Battalions). Ive mounted 24 soldiers to a base so it gives a great massed look. If I do ACW I will be doing it on 40x20 bases with less figures- save some time and money!