The Charge of the Heavy Brigade (Crimea 1854) 6MM Baccus Proxies.

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I have been very lazy and tardly to show those 6MM Baccus proxies… they have been in the cabinet for months (or weeks)… and they deserved a Post. Probably the less mentioned action of Balaklava!

My collection of 6MM is slowly growing (under control I like to think… lol).

This action has always been a favourite of mine.

The Russians are in fact german cavalry from the Franco-Prussian war… used just to give a sense of perspective!

Enjoy!

View from the British side
General Scarlett in front of the Scots Greys
Inniskillings
Frontal view from the Russian positions…

Red versus Blue!… basic and delightful scheme! as seen in Facebook. (30MM)

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Mi Sitio de Guerra or something akin AZULES versus COLORADOS… we ALL started in a similar way… and it is full of reminiscences.

A game like chess… same pieces… different colours.

I love it.

Congratulations! This is in essence the purest form.

Enjoy!

Going to War! Well’s Way
Red Army
Blue Army
Seeing the flags you know they disagree!
Highly symmetrical Armies!

Trying my hand at 6MM proxies (VI and last) Baccus slightly modified.

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It was somewhat an ordeal, maybe because I am 71, but the delays due to Postal Services mishaps did not help at all.

I first tried pestering Peter Berry about them (to no use), meaning why not a proper Baccus Crimean range?… wishful thinking of course!

Then I finally (and stubborn in a way) followed the Proxies Way!… that meant eliminating with a cutter the “French” parts of the minis (obvious even in 6MM).

Painting them was fast and true… the minor step of the way… you maybe do not believe how fast it is to paint 6MM!

Gluing them into bases was easy.

Then something I have not done for years… sculpting the bases or stands… an awful mess I did of it. To the credit of the Baccus basing system the old pots where still quite useful (except the wash who had evaporated more than 5 years later).

And finally the sets of colours (Napoleonic in fact).

This is my last effort of DIY in 6MM… my daughter has forbidden me to paint less than 54MM (LOL).

Enjoy!

Marching in paralel columns
One Regiment
Brigade Command in the background!
The Three Regiments in Line
Detail 1 Coldstream Guards
Scots Fusiliers Detail 2
Grenadier Guards (Detail 3)
Battle of the Alma deployment
Lateral view.

Trying my hand at 6MM proxies (VI) Baccus slightly modified.

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There you are even grass added (but for a Regiment).

Maybe tomorrow I will be able to finish them… flags and all.

A real ordeal… I am getting too old for this… I lack the patience needed… sorely needed… next time it will be the usual painters… I am done with it myself!

Enjoy.

Not quite a nice pic… will do better when finished!

Trying my hand at 6MM proxies (V) Baccus slightly modified.

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Well, glued in place for a start!

Only a matter of adding texture to the stands and pop goes the whistle!

It has been a long project with delays fault of the Postal services!… I have learned a lot about that by now. If I ever do a project again in 6MM (Do it Myself I mean) I would have to order quite ahead of the time of implementation.

Now the Brigade of Guards in the Crimea is finally on its last stages… of course the flags will help a lot!

Will keep you posted when finished properly!

Enjoy!

Scots Fusiliers (Queen Victoria’s pets)… no plume!
Working in many things at the same time of course!

There they go… Lieutenants Chard and Bromhead “join” the 24th… at last on the pertinent shelve!

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I had my doubts for some days… but it is over.

IMPERIAL MINIATURES (Antony Spencer) new figures won heads down… so I replace the old one’s with the new one’s.

The bugler is by Tradition of London and I did paint it myself long ago.

So,

Enjoy!

The old R.P. World Models are going to be repainted just a bit!

Yes, I do mis manufacturers!
Now I will have to repaint or adapt the old RPWorldModels of Chard and Bromhead into something else…

Gian Luca Cocchi presents a 90MM figure by Sergey Popovichenko. A Knight of the Holy Sepulchre.

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It was a quite compulsory Post… you see… my maternal grandfather was one of them (not that he ever went on a Crusade!)… quite a honorary thing in his times… having had no male descendants (only two daughters) and me being the eldest son of the eldest daughter I can claim right of succession to the Order… sadly my religious believes if you can call them that… does not include the use of force to conquer the Holy Land at all… this is the way evolution goes… traditions simply die by obsolescence… a pity somehow… I use to play with them ceremonial swords when a child.

Enjoy.

Sudanese Colonial Troops. British Bulldog Series by Roberto Lodoli. 54MM.

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I have a passion for colonial affairs in my fantasy world (because In the real world I think Imperialism was wrong… mind probably inevitable in context and I mean historically… but definitely wrong on the whole approach of white man supremacy… LOL… I do not know why I have to include my private opinions in this Blog at all!)… pros and cons aside… there was colourful troops and little actions who deserve attention if you are a wargamer in 54MM or whatever scale.

Find this setting and troops delightful even if some need a bit of repair (that prone figure with broken rifle hurts my eyes).

Enjoy!

Nice setting
Some are battered
Need to repair that rifle
Good Warriors
Final view,