Monday, October 7, 2013

The Absent Willow paid a visit today which always inspires me to get off my rear end and post some more pictures this time of the Hanoverian Brigade I just completed.

They are Osterode Landwehr Btn, Bremenvorde Landwehr Btn, Osnabruck Landwehr Btn,Duke of Yorks 1st Field Battalion, Bremen Field Btn, Verden Field Btn, and Luneberg Light Field Btn.(not all shown as we ran out of time). I will try and get a shot of the whole when I can master depth of field shots and bracketing.







 
Hope you enjoy the shots. Happy gaming
 
Colin

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

I resigned from my job a few weeks back and am starting the new one in another two weeks which has meant that I have had a lot of shed time.
I have moved things around and am starting to finish a lot of bench projects that have been calling me for years. I finally completed the Cavalry Commander for 2nd Corp being PirĂ© as well as finally basing all of the artillery.

The new home for II Corp is a new shiny display case. It only just fitted all of the lads as there are just under 1100 figures in it. For your delight a few shots.


The whole lot....


1st Brigade 6th Division


6th Brigade Artillery all Front Rank Figures with Elite Guns

The Lanciers from 2nd Brigade 2nd Cav Div

Until next time happy painting.
Colin


Monday, June 10, 2013

A year of figure painting passes again. I have added another 4 french regiments and 6 Hanoverian Field and Landwehr units. Hougamont is still sitting unfinished waiting for some assistance from the Willow. I thought I would go down memory lane today as it is cold and grey and foggy at home and look at the army in 2003 as it was then.
It is now three times as large and now has an entire French Corp and a Prussian Brigade in addition to the allied army. A few of my favorite shots.

Here is the whole army back in 2003

My favorite shot is the household cavalry brigade below
 
 
Rifles to the front

1st KGL Lights leading the way.
For the francophiles my Voltigeurs from 61st Ligne
General Husson from II Corp and his retinue
 

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

A few of the pictures from a number of games taken on the Blackberry when the Digital SLR was left at home through sheer stupidity......For a phone not bad on some and worse on others.

Artillery Command Stand where I have now redone the face of the mounted officer as it annoyed me.........

61st Regt of Ligne Command Base


Some of the artillery
Prince Jerome Bonaparte of II Corp and his underlings



Thursday, January 19, 2012

The laying out of Hougoumont was done on the weekend and now some final drybrushing and weathering and it can be glued down ready for all of the basing materials and gardens and trees to be completed.
All of the photos I have seen of Hougoumont showed a rise in the ground from both the north and south gates towards the chateau itself. We have used 3mm MDF cut with a jigsaw to step the ground up and when the filler and ground cover are put in place it should represent a gentle rise from the north gate and a sharper rise from the south gate toward the chateau.

The image in my head of what this will look like when completed is amazing and as I have seen quite a few representations of Hougoumont I think this one will be up there with the best.











Two years has just flown by but progress albeit slow is being seen.......
Cancon in Canberra on the Autralia day weekend should be an opportunity to stock up on some more terrain goodness.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

I thought it was about time to stick some pictures up of units that were photograhed about 5 years ago. Its funny how your painting style changes but I think I have gotten better, but some of my nicest units came from a time when I lived in a basement. Enjoy
Dutch 1st Carabiniers
 
Prince of Orange
 
Belgian 2nd Carabiniers

Monday, November 21, 2011

It had to happen sooner or later. The French II Corp rounded up the supply wagons and packed up and headed to Goulburn for the Bi Annual Australian Napoleonic Congress. The photos below are from the games I was involved in. Please enjoy. My command stand of General Husson won the award for Command Stand in 28mm in the painting competition as well which was a bonus.

On the First Day the French routed the Spanish in detail in Game 1 using 'General de Brigade' rules and in Game 2 on Sunday they had a hard task attacking a hill using 'In the Grand Manner' rules. A great two days gaming and some lovely eye candy to stare at on the other tables. Richards Spanish Lancers were superb.

 1st and 2nd Legere advance assisted by 1st and 2nd Ligne in reserve with Pajols Cavalry on the heights
 The view from behind the '6th Lancers of Pajols 2nd Cavalry Division' across the remainder of II Corp
 A regiment advances towards the hill facing cannister from turn 2 by the entrenched Spanish
 The left Brigade heading towards the hill...
5th Infantry Division under Bachelu from II Corp advances to the right of Jerome Bonapartes 6th Division.

Back to the Project in the next few weeks with an update on Hougamont on the cards as we are close to getting that glued down on its base.

Ciao
Colin