Friday, 23 December 2016

From AlexS: Napoleonic Austrians, British and Spanish (308 Points)

Hi all again. Taking this opportunity, I decided to paint the Napoleonic Wars at the event to my great ambitious project "1814". I'm planning a big campaign, which will be different theaters of hostilities - France, Italy, Spain, Nordic countries (thanks to Perry's brothers for the Scandinavian army). Perhaps my children, when they grow up, will be able to play the campaign. :) In normal times, I would not paint so much for this project, but the event - a great opportunity to take the step forward. 

First, I always try to do a test, to see how best to paint this or that army. These models can then be used on the table for decoration or just to give people good. :) And here is the result of the test:


Secondly, I made a small detachment of the Austrian Landwehr in the war in Central Europe:


Next regiment - a British line infantry. I gathered a detachment of the miniatures in the marching position of two Victrix boxes, because the rest were in a pose of "dancing men" and not to paint quickly. But I'm sure they are painted.


Finally, the last detachment - a miniature of the Orinoco miniatures company. Formally, they are created in the later period (Bolivar), but it seems to me, are perfect to portray the Spanish guerrillas, or Italian bandits who fought against Murat, and Eugene de Beauharnais. These are beautiful miniatures. I painted them with great pleasure, I tried to do to make it look like it was a unit of bandits and deserters from various armies. Also, I got another extra pleasure from the fact that I got them as a gift from a sponsor for my part in the previous event. I truly envy the participants who received the prize from the Orinoco miniatures.




Group photo:



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Wow! Yet another paint bomb detonated so early in the event. Great work Alex! The Brits and the Austrians look great but I'm delighted that you've made good use of your Orinocco figures. I've never thought of using them for the Peninsular War but now I'm going to have to seriously consider it. 

You've taken a commanding lead early in the Challenge. Let's see if you can hang on to it. Well done!


34 comments:

  1. Wow... great entry. Been a busy boy.

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    1. I told you that your work inspire me. :)

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  2. Really! so many, so beautiful. Fantastic work

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  3. Another great entry, such a bomb and so well painted. Great work

    Ian

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    1. It's not a bomb, and a little pomegranate. I think we will soon see the real bomb or from Dave or Miles ^)

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  4. Great submission - the best points bombs are Nappy themed ones

    Very well done!

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  5. Great job - these look excellent.

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    1. I'll believe it when you say that about my work with 30k :)

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  6. How? Just... How? I struggled with three figures. Most impressive work!

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    1. I paint at night, making the base day and choose those miniatures that I want to paint. That's the whole secret.

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  7. If there ever is a points bomb this is it. Impressive painting speed!

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  8. Impressive work, quality, quantity and speed. I also love the variety of units you're looking at.

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    1. Thank you, I did not expect that out so well.

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  9. That's a varied submission, alright - I just hope you have the room for the big battalions!

    An amazing entry, Alex. You're clearly an extremely focused painter!

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    1. Thank you. We have a large country, there is a place. :)

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  10. Great entry Alex impressive to see such quality in such a short time look forward to seeing more

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  11. Someone has been busy! Great to see a lot of troops so quickly. Far quicker than a mortal like me could ever hope to achieve.

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    1. Thank you, I like it too, but it happens rarely :)

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  12. Points bomb! And a corker too. Love the partisans...

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  13. Well you've certainly started with a big BANG there and of such nice quality at that, well done that man!

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  14. Wow, great progress and they look great too!

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  15. Fantastic looking figures! And what an output so early.

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  16. Fantastic entry. A real pleasure to see larger scale Naps so well painted. Bravo - I applaud the quality and quantity of your output, sir.

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  17. Very nice Napoleonics, Alex! My favorite campaign too!
    They all look wonderful, but I really like the Spanish Milita!

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  18. Very nice (and early) points bomb Alex

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