Saturday, 11 March 2017

From ByronM, SteveB, and MikeA - Curtgeld French Napoleonic Command Stand (33 points each)

Well, it was touch and go there fore a while, getting 3 gamers to get things done at one time is like herding cats, but with nary a moment to spare may I present to you three Winnipeg games Curtgeld submission.


When Curt stated he wanted a collaboration piece between gamers, I thought "Wonderful, a way to torture friends by making them paint French Napoleonics too!!"  As I have stated in the past, I LOVE French Napoleonics, well the look and playing them at least, I have a love/hate affair with painting them, I love when they are done but I hate painting them.  So, knowing Curt's love of them, and a chance to torture friends, I figured why not! 


Mike and Steve each did 2 figures, all of them Victrix plastics that I had around the house.  Steve's are the two in white pants, and Mikes are in khaki pants. This was both of their first attempts at doing Napoleonic era figures and uniforms and both have now expressed their concern that I am quite mad for having painted so many of these damn things.


To spread the torture around, I painted yet another damn horse this year, this time for Curt. This is a Perry metal figure I had kicking around.


Once all the figures were done, I collected them and got them ready to base.  I 3d printed out a little dice tray that holds three 7mm dice so that Curt can use it for moral, leadership, or whatever else he wants (depending on the rule system used).


I hope you like it Curt, I will hand it off to you next time we meet up. 

I believe it will score us 30 points each (10 points for 2 inf or 1 cav and then 20 points for the curtgeld bonus), but more importantly it will score some cash for the Regina Humane Society.

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Wow. What can I say? This is just tremendous guys - I absolutely love it. 

Byron, my hat's off to you for torturing convincing Steve and Mike to take on this project. I'm particularly impressed with them as this is their first foray into painting Napoleonic figures - no mean feat, as the period can be a bit intimidating to the uninitiated. Nonetheless, bravo to you all, these fantassins are brilliant and look ready to conquer Europe (well, except for the fellow in the front who's seems to be feeling a little poorly).

So, 30 points for the each of you, with a few more added for you working so well together.  Again, thank you very much Byron, Steve and Mike!

15 comments:

  1. Very nice work guys, especially Steve and Mike as it was your first encounter with French Naps :)

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  2. While I did have some fun painting these. White is hard to do properly, and think people are quite mad for doing a large army with lots of white.

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    1. So would you like to try some Austrians?

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  3. What a great entry guys, well done

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  4. Oh wow this is absolutely gorgeous, the figures and basing are top notch and the idea of adding a dice-tray thingy is very clever indeed!

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  5. Great work Byron et al. I find it so cute that people get put off by Napoleonics - back in my day that's where everybody started off! Still haven't got over your irrational fear of equines either Byron.

    Anyway enough barbs, these are great figures and everyone did a gear job. Now you just need to paint more of them!

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  6. Great looking vignette and all the different hand's merge together nicely, really good.
    Best Iain

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  7. Simply beautiful work lads. I'm impressed that between you the painting styles don't clash at all and the whole looks like it was painted by one person!

    I must say though, that centre die should be white, non?

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    1. LOL, hadn't even thought of that Michael, but will correct it before handing it off to Curt. I did make sure the dice read my personal number though... do I get points for that?

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  8. Nice work, splendid command stand.

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  9. That's a great Curtgeld. Really great work guys.

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