May 24, 2017

The might of Spain

As you can see I've been a busy bee and finished about a hundred Napoleonic Spaniards. Three units of regulars, two units of militia and the Voluntarios de Valencia (the rest are quite generic in appearance, they are rather the opposite). I've found some Zvezda and Italeri French officers hidden in the plastic pile, and as I've already got my hands full of French staff, they changed sides.

May 20, 2017

Purchase history, May

Besides the usual re-supply of glue, plasticard and Vallejo paints, I've only bought two boxes of HäT Napoleonic Spaniards. My dear readers will be able to see them painted soon.

I'm planning on purchasing a few books and more Napoleonic figures for the 1809 campaign at the beginning of June.

May 18, 2017

French heavies

This Italeri set looks good for its age. The second set of figures they ever produced, actually. These are - obviously - Carabiniers á Cheval, riding heavy horses and wearing dapper uniforms.

May 15, 2017

Austrian Chevauxlegers

I've found six more Italeri horsemen hidden in my stash. I stripped them and added Austrian helmets to make a small group of Chevauxlegers.

May 12, 2017

Spanish Dragoons ep.2

The Napoleonic Spanish project continues with two more units of horse. These guys in bicornes look really nice.
Italeri figures with minor GS converting work, and some of the guys in blue ride spare Zvezda horses.

May 9, 2017

More Opolcheniye

Two more units of this big box of HäT figures were completed recently. They are very easy to paint , with chunky details and simple uniforms.

May 6, 2017

A small Napoleonic game

We've sat down at the small kitchen table to fight a battle between an Austrian and Russian division vs. the might of the French army. To quicken up the pace, I've diverted from the card-driven version of Victorious Eagle Warfare, and chose dice activation instead: the General rolls 1d6 for each command point he has, and may activate a unit on a roll of 3 or more. 

The French had better command and co-ordination from the beginning, which, despite heroic efforts, was the ultimate demise of the Allied forces.

May 3, 2017

The Böhnstadt Royal Cutter 'SMS Springend'

This was a simple one-hour build, from the remaining materials I had lying around after the Dachshund was complete. It's a small, compact one-mast vessel of four guns.

Apr 30, 2017

The Böhnstadt Royal Frigate 'SMS Dachshund'

After a good year or so I've returned to this project and re-designed the ship as a whole, sealing every 2nd gunport, adding smaller wooden cannon and a longer quarterdeck.