Glenn is thinking of adding a new Napoleonic collection: true 25mm figures painted in "toy soldier" style and finished with a gloss clear coat. I can definitely see the appeal. I whipped up these 25mm Minifigs Prussians in a day, and I do think a table full of these would look splendid.
Saturday, April 11, 2020
Progress continues on my commission! This group of mounted figures completes the US forces.
The dragoons look awfully sharp with their black leather straps. I could not find any sources for them carrying colors, so I made their standard a plain blue guidon.
US Mounted Officers
That's General Wayne himself in the buff facings. I love the look of these sculpts. Nothing overly heroic here, just commanders intent on the action.
Mounted Frontier Militia
I now move on to 144 Indian warriors. I have no idea how long that will take. Wish me luck!
Thursday, April 9, 2020
I have been working on this project for almost two years. On a whim, I bought a few boxes of HaT Industries' 8280 "7YW Prussians Marching" and a box of 8282 "7YW Prussian Command." Each figure has the option of a tricorne, miter, or peaked cap. The marching figures come in only two poses, which is actually perfect for well ordered infantry.
I painted these with a simple block painting job, applied the dip, and based them up. Although each figure is not a masterpiece of painting, I do like their look on the table.
I painted these as a trial to see if I liked the range enough to commit to some armies. Well, I do like them enough, and I have ordered some boxes to supplement this starter force. This is just the kind of simple painting I can do while supervising my children's schoolwork.
Sunday, April 5, 2020
These singly-based figures will serve as commanders for my Greek and Macedonian armies.
These are all 18mm AB Miniatures ancient Greeks. Did you know that AB Miniatures had an ancients line? They have classical age Greeks, late 1st century BC Romans, and 3rd century Sassanid Persians. None of the ranges complement each other/