Sunday, 7 May 2017

Napoleonic Project - part 6 - British Infantry Battalions

Good Afternoon All

As promised in my last two posts I am delighted to reveal the British Infantry Battalions - 12 in total. Of these I can lay claim to painting 11 of them in the past five weeks.

Part 5 can be found here
http://shedwars.blogspot.co.uk/2017/05/napoleonic-project-part-5.html

These are all based on Warbases movement trays - 4 men to a tray. Each man is based on a 25mm steel washer. The battalions are all 24 men strong (ie six bases) - the left and right trays are painted as the flank companies - grenadiers with white plumes and light companies with green plumes. Typically each of my battalions has two standard bearers, a drummer, a seargent major with Pike and an officer. In some of the units I have a sapper figure.

The figures a mix of Perry, Warlord and Victrix. They all work really well but if I had any complaint the Victrix heads are too small. The fact that these arrived already assembled meant I stuck with the heads attached otherwise I'd be inclined to have swapped them.

Most of the flags came from the box sets themselves.

Just to prove they are all painted a couple of big pictures





Interesting you can see 288 figures in this picture - when lined out in a two rank posiition this stretches to over 3 metres.


Given a regular battalion had anything from 600 to 1000 men that would make a small battalion stretch over 6 metres on the gaming table !


And onto the regiments themselves - don't worry I am not going to show everyone !

The Grenadier Guards (1st Regiment of Foot Guards)



The Royal Welsh Fusileers


£rd East Kent Regiment - The Buffs


29th Regiment of Foot (Worcestershire)


45th Regiment (Sherwood Forresters)


14th Regiment (East Essex)



95th Regiment (The Rifles)



The Gordon Highlanders

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Painting Tartan...urggh !

The Black Watch - These guys wore red plumes through out the regiment - as you can see the tartan is very feint

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So that's it on the British Infantry (for the moment) - There is still the Allied Portugal Brigade to paint and of course all those French Men.

For the moment I am turning my attention to the cavalry...More on this very soon

part 7 can be found here
http://shedwars.blogspot.co.uk/2017/06/napoleonic-project-part-7-french-guns.html





13 comments:

  1. Superb and absolutely prolific work on your part.

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  2. You have considerably stamina ...impressive 😀

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  3. You did what?
    Painting 11 battalions in 5 weeks?!?
    That's at least a year of painting for me.
    Congratulations with your excellent work.

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    1. Don't forget the Artillery, Generals and Dragoons in the five weeks

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  4. wonderful , i would recommend the metallic sharpie pens ( gold/silver/bronze)for doing fittings buttons etc .

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  5. These look great. That's a lot of figures in five weeks.

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  6. Amazing! Looking forward to see the French!

    Question regarding the basing, are the models based on 25mm rounds and then on 60x60mm square bases?

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    1. Yes - 25mm steel washers inserted into a warbases 2 x2 (which I think is 60mm square) - this provides total flexibility in formations and rulesets.

      The steel washers give the base some weight which plastic/mdf bases cannot provide which is essential with plastic figures

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  7. this provides total flexibility in formations and rulesets.


    gclub

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