I know, I know, I know… a lot of Napoleonic stuff lately… after wargaming the period obsessively for thirty years it is quite normal to have a soft spot for those minis… In a way my own painting of them (mine can be seen under Waterloo or Napoleons posts in this web page) was much more an approach a bit more detailed than a traditional Toy Soldier (Think Britain’s 54mm) but never did I achieve that detail!… my bases were plain green (green grass with a bit of flock) and never painted eyes on them!… Those here today are simply superb! and shows that 25/28mm has the potential of been “Collecting stuff of the first order” due to the sheer quality of the casts… and the skills of the painters. Enjoy.
I’ve been seeing a lot of nice Napoleonic stuff lately in Facebook, but thought it would be nice to show something different today. The Charles Grant (father&son) approach of the tricorne period was always appealing to me (not that this pic is related to them…). Charles Grant III is more WWII oriented I think…
Well, once I get home from this extended leave posts would be more profesional… not that it matters much… but I would be able to do it with my normal computer instead of the “mobile one”…
Seen in Facebook and quickly presented here!
ACW in large scale (at least they look like 25/28mm to me) is better suited to big tables and multiplayer wargaming. I am all for it… but as you know I live on the back of beyond… so it is solo wargaming in 6mm for me!
No wonder I wargamed Napoleonics in 25mm for thirty years! Enjoy the pic…
Ancients is a period I have played in a few occasions due to my initial introduction to the hobby (METAURO – GREAT BATTLES OF THE WORLD), experienced wargamers tend to use metal spears (or sarissas for that matter) instead of lead alloys to avoid bending and eventually broken “things”. This pic is a fine example of that practice.
French Napoleonic Light Infantry I guess… the level of painting and finish is Militay Modeling quality… a grat joy for the owner. Excellent basing too BTW.
On the other hand this kind of craftsmanship applied to 28mm was also one of the reasons behind my crisis with that scale (for me Military Modeling was another field)… not the main one (that was Big Battles)… but certainly I did not have the steady hand, eyesight or time to paint at this level… I was already sorry to see other people handling my wargames figures with due care … so imagine if they were like this!
Deep congratulations on a job well done!
Post Scriptum: If you want to see the efforts of my painting (MINIFIGS mainly) go the Post Napoleon or Waterloo… you shall understand what I mean.
At Abu Klea there never was an all round attack of the Square… but who cares! this is magnificent!… did’nt see Burnaby but he must be there of course… No idea of the scale of the minis but they look quite big… 28mm upwards not discarding 54mm.
How a clever scenery can enhance your exposition… I used to have one of those figures but painted with scarlet tunic in my 25/28mm days… lovely stuff from FOUNDRY or PERRY or whatever they are called nowadays. Inspirational.