Monday, 8 December 2014

From IanW - A 6mm Napoleonic Love-In (90 points)

My Project Waterloo really started here two years ago so it's fitting that during this Painting Challenge it will come to a close, well figure wise.


So lets start with a bang, eight Prussian guns four each of Adler and Baccus, I prefer the Adler crews whilst the Baccus guns are better overall. 


This gives me enough guns for the Prussians at Waterloo, still have the one limber to paint up though.


Next is three Battalions of the 1st Landwehr Regiment of Silesia which not only finishes off the 16th Brigade but also all the infantry needed for Waterloo. The keen eyed will note the figures out front are Baccus Landwehr (dressed as Jager and the battalions are Adler). I plan to carry on until I have all the Prussian units of the 100 days but will be taking a break once I have the three regiments of horse painted up that I still need. Should be done before Christmas.


I also have painted up a few of the new Baccus Old Guard releases though I will not be using these in Project Waterloo as a mate has these covered already.



Two 6lb horse artillery bases and two 12lb foot bases and I really like them and when I finally get round to painting up my own Guard will finish the guns I have in hand.



Lastly one battalion of Old Guard, again new Baccus and these are really nice and easy to paint, I even painted the moustaches as they were sculptured on the faces. 


Points wise each battalion has a 4 figure skirmish element out front and supposed to have 24 lads in the ranks but I forgot to add one more figure to each of the Prussians so they only have 23 so 109 infantry with two mounted offices and 60 guns and crews for a total of 86.5 points. I will leave it to Curt to decide how that rounds.

From Curt:

Ah, it's great to see you entering the fray with your 6mm Napoleonics. I always love seeing your work with these as you do such a nice job with the basing, which I think is half the trick with approaching in this scale.

Taking the time to paint moustaches in 6mm? You're a lovely man, Mr. Willey, but you are rather touched...

I'm rounding this up to 90 points to reflect the banners (and moustaches). Great work!

23 comments:

  1. Great work. Love your little guys.

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  2. Lovely tiny shiny goodness Ian. You must be glad to have (almost) finished the Prussians after all this time.

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  3. Wonderful work! Love that basing.

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  4. Congratulations on bringing such a long term project to a close. Well done and nice point haul!

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  5. great job, great base and a general view

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  6. 6mm moustaches? That's quite something Ian. Good to see you back again with more Napoleonics.

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  7. Lovely work! Massed 6mm units really work a treat!

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  8. Excellent stuff, numbers have their own quality as well, especially when this well done

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  9. 6mm is a fantastic scale when done well. And you have done so very well. These are excellent.

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  10. I do like the larger bases on the regiments/battalions with the skirmishers added, a jolly nice touch.

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  11. Nicely done, these really look the job.

    And you're more patient than I am, snipping and positioning the Adler figures shoulder-to-shoulder would drive me loony :)

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  12. Holy crap mustaches in 6mm!!!! - that's amazing

    Wonderful figures and I look forward to seeing them on a tabletop

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  13. My word Ian, that's seriously impressive! What an entry Sir.

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  14. Great work; this is a fantastic entry!

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  15. Simply stunning! All the tiny details at this scale.

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  16. Thanks guys, next entry is a bit bigger

    Ian

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  17. 6mm always gives me the fear. You make it look easy, great job

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  18. Awesome lokking fellows. I really admire this result with such tiny figures.

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  19. I'm just glad your project is coming to an end--your entries last year were almost enough to get me into 6mm Napoleonics, and I don't need the temptation again this year! Fantastic basing work, as always.

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  20. Wow are these fellows impressive for their size!
    The arty is very nicely done and the bases are fantastic!

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  21. Ian, you know you have my respect how you paint these little fellows! These, again, look fantastic! Painting moustaches on these? You must have gone mad!

    Greetings
    Peter

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