Friday, 10 March 2017

From StefanK: 28th Regiment of Foot at Aboukir 1801 (130 Points)

A couple of weeks ago I presented the intermediate state of the figures I wanted to paint for our game at Tactica wargames show in Hamburg (here). Namely it was the 28th Regiment of Foot which I wanted to recreate to serve during Sir Ralph Abercromby's landing at Aboukir in 1801. Finally the very day before we went to Hamburg I finished my work:


The unit consists of 24 figures of which 21 were converted plastics from Perry Miniatures and 3 metal miniatures for the three officers in the unit. First I though of using plastics for them as well but I wanted those iconic top hats most officers wore during the 1801 campaign.


For details about the conversion please look here. However as you see on the picture I used greenstuff to make most trumplines, water bottles and pouches. In addition I combined parts from the British Napoleonics, AWI British, AWI Continentals and NWF British plastics to create a rather relaxed looking unit. The idea was to have a unit which has a small break after a long march or something like that.
Colours by GMB.
The three metal officers with top hats. Without colours yet.
Of course the unit needed a combination of centre and flank companies. As usual I decided to include three men for each of the flank companies and 15 centre companie fellow.


Well... That's it so far. By now the most individual unit I painted and it was as much fun as it was work to create 21 individual figures. Finally they saw service here at Hamburg. During the three games we played they performed rather well and contributed their part in driving the French off the beach. However I hope you like my humble contribution to the challenge. Of course not a tremendous mass of figures but at least the project that kept me busy from November to February. In addition to this usual version of the 28th I created a rowing boat which carries them to the beach. But this will be content of my next post...


Ah these are fantastic Stefan, it's awesome to see more from this project. Those officers look most dapper in their top hats with massive feathers. And the regiment looks pleasingly 'on campaign' in their relaxed poses, motley equipment and choice of colours.
The beach landing game at Tactica looks stunning, really impressive. 
120 points base, but I'm going to top that up to 130 for the conversions and excellent Kings and Regimental Colours. Still a little way to your target though, so I hope those rowing boats are packed with more infantrymen! 
Phil 

22 comments:

  1. Wow Stefan, these are magnificent!

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    1. Many thanks, Sander.
      That's why the Landsknechts had to wait...

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  2. Really great work Stefan!
    a mere 5 points/fig does not reflect all that great detailing

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    1. Many thanks Paul. Frankly the fun and experience alone were worth the efforts. So I don't care too much how many points they bring...

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  3. Fantastic stuff Stefan! I've been very interested in this project and the care you've but into these figs is amazing. It is also great to see an off the beaten path Napoleonic project.

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    1. Many, many thanks for your kind feedback, Paul.

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  4. Fantastic, quality finish, lovely work.
    Best Iain

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  5. Stunning! This is Top Shelf work, sir. I'm quite smitten with those standard bearers. Just lovely.

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    1. Many, many thanks Curt. Unfortunately it took a lot of time to finish these. Not many contributions from me this year though.

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  6. Many thanks Phil!
    Concerning the points please consider that a couple of them were awarded for the first six I presented in January.

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  7. Bravo Stefan. This is truly the gold standard for painting 28mm Napoleonics.

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  8. This is quite off the hook - well done Stefan, really top notch.

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  9. I just love you work, these are brilliant

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  10. Many thanks for your appreciated feedback. I'm glad you like them.

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  11. That is some wonderful conversion work on these fellows, some grand brushwork too! a whole regiment of characters!;)

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