Thursday, 30 June 2016

28mm Bavarian Infantry & artillery

28mm Bavarian Infantry
4th Regiment of Line, circa 1812-15.
Continuing the restock of my 28mm Napoleonic armies I have ventured into darkest Bavaria to recruit some infantry for a Bavarian contingent.Comprising three battalions of line infantry, one battalion of light infantry,  artillery comprising three 6 pounder guns and 1 howitzer, two squadrons of cavalry and one command base. So far I managed to acquire the line infantry and artillery, over last weekend just two guns and one battalion were completed, varnished and based.
28mm Bavarian line & command courtesy of Perry miniatures.

I decided 16 figure battalions were going to be the standard number for my Napoleonic infantry. This would be kinder on my pocket and each battalion would be fairly quick to paint and base. 
4th Bavarian line infantry Regiment.
 Flags are provided by GMB designs.
Regarding base sizes, each figure has a frontage of 15mm and depth of 20mm, thus there are 3x bases four figures to a base, 1x base of 2 grenadiers and 2 individual bases for the skirmishers/light company.
 28mm Bavarian artillery 6 pounder gun, howitzer and crew.

a gunner stuffs his arm down the short barrel of a 7 inch howitzer to place an explosive shell.
6 pounder long gun ready to fire.
Artillery bases are 60mm frontage and 80mm depth, I don't base the gunners separately, instead I use casualty counters/markers, it helps the overall look and integrity of the base and creates a mini vignette.

That reminds me I need to acquire appropriate battle vignettes to add a little flavour to my battle fields; army baggage, supply wagons, camp sutlers, tents, bivouacs, local civilians etc.

Anyhow the remaining Bavarian line infantry and the 1st regiment Nassau-Usingen infantry are next on the painting board.


Wednesday, 22 June 2016

more 28mm Napoleonic Cavalry squadrons: 12th Light Dragoons, Red Lancers and 2nd Hussars.

more 28mm Napoleonic Cavalry squadrons: Continuing with my attempt to boost my Napoleonic armies regularly I have been mostly painting:

the British 12th Regiment of Light dragoons 1st Squadron 1815,  Waterloo/Hundred Days Campaign.
These are 28mm Perry miniatures metal alloy which paint up a treat..

the wooden blue painted water bottles have relevant regimental insignia on them: XII LD

and French Imperial Guard Regiment of Lancers 2nd Squadron 1815,  Waterloo Hundred Days Campaign.

By 1815 the Imperial Guard Lancers comprised 5 squadrons of with the 1st squadron was Polish in their blue uniforms with crimson facings the remaining squadrons being the 2nd through to the 5th squadrons were Dutch 'Red Lancers' as below.
Imperial Guard Lancers in campaign dress.

The lance pennants are made from aluminium foil which can be folded after painting to give it a 'flying pennant' effect.

also to fund my Napoleonic projects I have just sold a squadron of French 2nd Hussars on eBay over the weekend.

28mm Plastic Perry miniatures from their boxed set of Hussars.

and a bunch of other stuff:

a French aide de camp (ADC)

French Infantry officer which could be used a s a colonel or ADC. I converted the head to give it a 'shouty' look.

An Imperial Guard Horse Grenadier.

A Prussian Hussar of the 2nd Brandenburg Regiment 1815.

 Royal North British Dragoons later known as 'Scots Greys'.

Any how a Bavarian contingent of line infantry are next on the painting bench together with some Bavarian artillery.
All the Best,