vrijdag 14 september 2018

Just a short notice and some pictures.

As the title says, some pictures below of what I've recently painted.
Two units of French infantry, 24 figs each.
They are Perry Mins plastics and the start of what should become a division for Quatre Bras. This could take a while though.

And what I think will be the last unit of Spartans. At least for now. I have three more of these units, for a total of 144 Spartan hoplites.
36 figs of mixed armour, from no armour to heavy bronze armour, Foundry Miniatures.

I'm currently working on a 15mm project, but It might take longer then I thought before this is ready.
More to come when I find the time, and have something to show!

dinsdag 6 februari 2018

My army is ready (to stop the French).

At last, pictures of my Napoleonic army!
The complete 2nd Netherlands Infantry Division, plus supporting cavalry.

As said in the former message, I've been working on this army on and of for a way too long time. But it did got finished at the end!

General overview of the troops.

Van Merlen's light cavalry brigade.

A Dutch horse artillery battery.

Another picture of the light cavalry brigade. Nassau infantry at the back.

Frontal view of the Nassau brigade, with the Volunteer J├Ągers in front.

The Belgian foot artillery battery.

Overview of the Dutch-Belgian brigade, Militia in front.

Another picture of the Nassauers.

Commanding the lot is Lt.-Gen. Baron de Perponcher-Sedlnitzky.

That's a total of 321 foot, 31 mounted (incl commanders) plus 4 guns and 16 gunners. All miniatures are metal Perry Miniatures, while the bases come from Warbases.

Now, where are the French?

woensdag 10 januari 2018

The last of the Dutch-Belgians (for now).

First of all, a bit late but a happy new year to my dear blog readers! I was planning to post earlier, but as they say, real live intervened.

As the title says, YES, after a very long time, I finaly could finish the last few things I had yet to paint for my Dutch-Belgian Napoleonic army!
Two more guns and two brigade commanders. The commanders and one gun were ready just before the end of the year, but I wanted to show them only when I had them all painted. Which happened last weekend.
So here are one foot gun and one horse gun, both 6 pounders.

The one on your right is the foot gun, should you want to know.

Meaning I now have two artillery batteries!
The army is initialy build to use with the Black Powder rulesset from Warlord Games. In these rules it is said that an artillery battery is only one gun, but I think that this does not look good. So two guns per battery it will be.

Ah yes, there are also the last two commanders to paint.

They are on your left Mjr.-Gen. Jean-Baptiste Van Merlen, commander of the Dutch-Belgian 2nd light cavalry brigade. And on your right Mjr.-Gen. Willem Frederik Van Bylandt, commander of the 1st brigade, 2nd Dutch-Belgian infantry Division.
As usual, all miniatures are Perry Miniatures.

Now that I have a more or less complete army, I'm in doubt if I should spend some more money and get me two artillery limbers also? I'll think about that.
I will post some pictures of the complete army in the near future. I hope to find the time next weekend, but we'll see about that.

dinsdag 19 december 2017

The Nassau project.

Finaly! My Nassau brigade for Quatre Bras is ready for action.
I've just checked my own blog, and the first battalion of this brigade was painted more then 2 years ago. Shocking it took so long! My main problem is one that many wargamers have I think: being a wargame butterfly, and shifting from one period to another game. And sometimes back again. Just check my blog and see what I've been doing since I'm blogging.
But without further delay, here are the pictures.

1st battalion, 2nd regiment of Nassau. As all other battalions, this was a large battalion, consisting of almost 900 men. So 36 figures strong.

2nd Battalion, 2nd regiment of Nassau. Also 36 figures strong.

3rd Battalion, 2nd regiment of Nassau. Another large 36 figures unit. I gave these white trousers, such as they wore earlier in Spain. There are several discussions about the trousers of this unit. Prescription was green trousers at the time of the Waterloo campaign, but it is not sure if all units got green trousers in time. So just for variety...

And finaly a picture of the complete brigade.
3 Battalions of the 2nd Nassau regiment.
2 Battalions of the 28th Orange-Nassau regiment
1 company of Orange-Nassau Volunteer Jaegers
And  including their commander, Major-General Prinz Bernard von Saxe-Weimar.
That's a total of 4 large 36 figures units, 1 standard 24 figures unit and a tiny unit of just 6 figures.
As before, all from the loveley Perry Miniatures range.

I'm currently painting a few more things that were missing, to complete the whole 2nd Netherland infantry division. So, yet more Napoleonics coming soon!
With a little luck, even before the end of this year.

zondag 3 december 2017

The Warrior Princess (and more).

It's been a while, I have been busy with other things. Real life interevened as they say.
There has been some painting at least. For those who are awaiting more Napoleonics, you just have to wait a bit longer, almost there...
To begin with, here is the Warrior Princess, age 7.

Cute, isn't she? This figure was part of a larger lot that I bought many moons ago from a website which also had a very active forum, FUUK. They held an annual sculpting competition, and the best figures got actually produced and were up for sale. This figure was part of one of those competitions. I should have the other figures somewere hidden...

And then there is this very famous but also slightly confused wizard.

It is not always easy to be the best at your core business.

Certainly when things happen that you don't expect, or are not meant to happen. Like dead people rising from the grave! Rusty and oxydated weapons and all!

There is only one thing more terifying, and that is a Witch-King!
About to die!!!

Just don't tell him, he doesn't know it. Yet.

That's it for now. Fantasy figures made by FUUK (?), Citadel (pre-slotta era wizard), Wargames Foundry (Greek skeletons) and again Citadel/GW (Death of the With-King vignette).

Next time probably Napoleonics.

donderdag 9 november 2017

More coming soon.

It's been a while, but I just wanted to show what I've been painting recently.
Command bases for my Napoleonic Dutch-Belgian troops. As usual all Perry Miniatures.

Prinz Bernard von Saxe-Weimar

Nassau mounted infantry officer

The "wound" markers are also ready.
Three bases, one for each upcoming battalion of the 2nd regiment. Those are being build as "large" battalions in (our) Black Powder terms, so each regiment will be 36 figures strong.
Already two finished, and currently working on the third. once this is ready, pictures here!

My Dutch-Belgian devision, started many moons ago is nearly finished now. After this regiment, I only need to paint two more guns and two brigade commanders.
Since a few more club members showed interest in Napoleonics, I started painting my own again.
On the other side, I bought quite a few new unpainted Perry's at Crisis past weekend... Another post may follow about Crisis.

As a side note, I also painted a few loose fantasy figures, which will eventualy get there own blog post.

vrijdag 27 oktober 2017

More Aureola Rococo Knights.

I've been painting historical miniatures for a while now, so it is maybe time for a short break. A few months ago, I could finaly buy the few figures I was missing to build another two units. Many thanks to Dave from Caliverbooks, who owns Miniature Figurines (or Minifigs for short) for bringing them back into production!
I believe my Knight s of the Silver Rose army is now finished, having at least one of each of the produced miniatures.

The new recruits are a unit of spearmen.

As usual the flag is a free download, originaly from Perry Miniatures' Korean range. I painted a linear B symbol on it, to show the ancient character of these troops, as I did with all other units before.

The other unit is armed with the fearfull (and magical) double action blowpipe.

This is the only unit in the army that doesn't have a flag, I think they don't need one since they use a shooting weapon and normaly don't come into hand to hand combat. Or at least they hope so.

That's it, my fantasy army is ready for battle!
Maybe some pictures of the complete army?

I hope you like the look of the army. It was a great pleasure to paint them. I finaly have the army I dreamed of as a 15 year old! It's only that I'm now ...51.

As always, any comments welcome!