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
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.
Well its been awhile........The Winter provided some respite from the labours of running 20 acres of kangaroos, wombats and rabbits. So the shed is almost finished with the workbench in, beer fridge in and stocked and the fireplace installed and operational. Two weekends ago Matt came up for a session of basing all of the figures that had been finished over Winter and some plans in place for gaming tables to fill the void.
The shot of the table where Matt was knocking out the completed units, shows about half of what we had done over the weekend. The large French clock is now in place above the figure cabinets and the remainder of the shots are of the workbench and 1st and 2nd Legere being finalised.
After a number of months of inactivity and many thousands of dollars being spent the games room is almost complete. It has been a mammoth task and over the next month or so the fixtures should be finalised to enable full production of the terrain tables needed for the project.
The view here is from the middle facing west and as you can see it has its own bar fridge, kitchenette and a toilet and handbasin within the enclosed area. The triple ranch sliders are in and the last piece of construction is placing the awnings up on the exterior to protect the doors from the weather. I also acquired a wood burner and flu kit which will be installed at the back RH side near the ladder so in winter the whole area can be heated.
This is the view east and is the other half of the shed, with cupboards and bookcases ready to be mounted against the far wall.
This last picture shows the middle area on the south facing wall which is where the workspace will be for the painting area and left of that the photography studio for the mammoth project of photographing each of the units done to date. Hopefully after January that task can start and the updates will become more regular.