Hello again all, if anyone is still there that is, hope you are all doing well.
With the world slowly starting to return to some form of normality and I’ve finally managed to get a game in I thought it was high time to dust off the blog and get posting again. I’ll be writing up the fantastic game of IABCYM round Des’ the other day tomorrow but before that and to help kick this place off I thought it’d be nice to post some pics of the 6mm Napoleonics I’ve been slowly doing. I am really keen to get cracking on a lot more of these and have some prepped ready for painting after I have finished a 20mm AB WW2 British force for CoC for Dan (which should be done in the next couple of weeks) so expect to see quite a bit more over the next few months as I want to put on a game of my ‘Elegant Chaos’ rules sometime soon so need to get cracking on painting up forces for that.
Anyway without further ado here’s the figures: the Saxons are Baccus and everything else is Adler. I really wish I’d started with the Adler figures as I really enjoy painting them and although basing them can be a right royal pain in the Aris’ I prefer the more dynamic look the units have once finished and I prefer the sculpts too – the cavalry are quite beautiful! Flags are from the marvellous Maverick Models.
First up the infantry component of the Lutzow Freikorp – the chaps in green are the Jager component of the Reiche Jager Battalion photobombing! I’ve decided to paint up the lesser used units of the Prussian and allied army of 1813 so the force will be loosely based on Walmoden’s Korp plus some extra Prussian units.
Next up the Bremen & Lubeck infantry battalions of the Hanseatic Legion: the Lubeckers are in the fetching Green & Light blue, Bremen in Black & White. I am still trying to decide whether to paint up the Hamburg battalion in the early uniform as worn by the Lubeck infantry or the more boring later uniform which is basically a Russian one. The group shot contains the Reiche Jager battalion, another of the short lived volunteer units raised in 1813 and which was also in Walmoden’s Korp in northern Germany.
Now for a quartet of French battalions. I bought a Division pack off of Richard, a Twitter chum, and when it arrived some of the figures were already painted so I only had to add the command figures and elite companies to get them up to strength – worse thing was that Richard had painted the brilliantly so it meant I had to up my own game a bit, I think they have come out quite well so many thanks for the inspiration Rich! These are the 1st battalions of 4 different Line Regiments and I’ve decided to use different voltigeur plume and epaulette combo’s as distinguishing marks as much as possible – especially for the 1st battalions, some units will be in a more campaign attire but its nice to have some with their best clobber on too!
Next up some Prussian guns and some Saxon Hussars – in my rules a gun model represent a half battery of 3 or 4 guns and a cavalry stand is 2 or 3 squadrons but a total of 200-300 men. The cavalry figures are just magnificent sculpts (Austrian Hussars) and the next in the queue is another base of these and limbers for these guns – I really love the simple elegance of the Saxon Hussar uniform, the blue is just lovely I think.
Finally a couple of group shots including one of the 8 Saxon Line infantry battalions and single artillery base currently finished.