Monday, 25 January 2016

From MilesR: 28MM Portuguese Infantry (162 points)

 My 4th enter of the day is a 32 figure Portuguese infantry regiment in 28mm scale.  The figures are from Front Rank and were very easy to clean up and paint.

While Perry's are still my favorites, Front Rank are rapidly moving up the "like-o-meter" and I really enjoy painting them.  In fact I started this unit Saturday afternoon after shoveling snow and finished them Sunday morning.
I got the flags from a free online site (nap flags) and painted these chaps as a generic infantry unit.  With the completion of this unit, I've finished all the miniatures I need for the summers convention game.  I may add a few more for optionality but I've got the basics covered.  It feels kind of weird having the painting essentially done 6 months before a convention game!


This submission should net me 162 points, 160 for 42 figures and 2 for the 2 flags.

One more submission to go today.













Ah yes the "like-o-meter" , yet another of the modern technological advances used today.  well these figures score high on my Like-o-meter as well.  Well done with the flags.  I like both Napflags and its more general cousin Warflag, they provide wonderful, easy to use and free flags.  
Again its it is nice to see your troops on your terrain boards I like the stream in the background.    If I can make a suggestion for the next unit of Portuguese, why not try a mix of pans trousers, using grey and the ubiquitous Iberian brown. It will give them less of a uniform look, make them look more experienced and break up the large concentration of blue in the official uniform.  

26 comments:

  1. That'S a great unit. Well done sir.

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  2. Front Rank does great figures, one of my favorites. Very nice looking unit.

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  3. Very nice... I will take FR over Perry any day.. Consistently well cast , easy to clean , and if you pick up some extra variation ones really look the part. Grand job on these ...

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    1. I think I'm coming around to the view front rank metals are better then perry, but I still rate perry plastics as the best there is

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    2. Nah, I still like Perry better across the board (their infuriating casting quality aside). Front Rank stuff is excellent, don't get me wrong, but they always seem a little too well fed for my liking. When I see their models it gives the impression that EVERYONE in the Napoleonic age ate pasta and sausages three times a day. ;)

      Horses for Courses, naturally!

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    3. This all being said those are some very fine, and strapping, Portuguese lads! :) Great work Miles!

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    4. Must have been wonderful times then! Sausages and Pasta all day? Where can I enlist?

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  4. Portugal - awesome! Great work. And I second the enjoyment of Front Rank - the castings are a bit heavy, but great sculpts that are wonderful to paint.

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  5. Very nice Portugese unit Miles. Maybe you should nickname them "the Jonahs" in honour of the winter storm that afforded you the painting time to complete them ;)

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  6. You must play on a table the size of a parking lot to accommodate 32 fig battalions at this scale! I'm a huge fan of Front Rank and prefer them over Perry. The sculpting is nearly as good or better than Perry and they're always neat sculpts that require little clean up...

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  7. Excellent looking unit. Off to look at the Front Rank website

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    1. Mention the challenge - maybe we can get a group discount!

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  8. Fantastic Miles!
    Getting the figs done now will ease a bit of the pressure as the Con approaches

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  9. Nice job again!

    I would say based on your output, it should snow more often where you're at. But that would be wrong, just plain wrong.

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  10. Holy cow, Miles! I need I job that has snow days! Fantastic output, and that blue is stunning!

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  11. I keep saying Napoleonic's is not my bag! Then someone paints a unit like these and I have to rethink that statement. Terrific stuff.

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  12. Very impressive that you painted these overnight! Nice work!

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  13. Fast and good, what more could you ask for?

    Ian

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  14. less than a day to get these done? Very impressive indeed!

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  15. Really nice unit! They are inspiring me to get my unit of Fighting Cocks on the pain table asap!

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