Wednesday, February 29, 2012

French 6lb Cannon

Just finished my French 6lb Cannon, minus the protective coat

Side View

Side View
Top View
This is a Perry model

Still slow on my Line Infantrymen, have about 2 companies done, I post them when I am more done.

As for the crew for this gun, I am getting them done as well

I need a new day soon

Thursday, February 23, 2012

French Commander

Finished my first Infantry Commander (Perry Figure & Horse)

Received my paints on Monday and have been busy painting away on my infantry, but decided to finish up the commander first, have one regiment going, and working on an artillery 6lb piece as well. So I jump around just a little not to burn out on just one thing.

Four views to look at

** of note, I did paint his belt infantry blue, I think this was right, but I think I forgot gold trim

now to get back working on the companies

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Wargaming - AAR

Played a little wargaming today, a Flames of War game and a Republic to Empire game.

The RtE game was based on the War of 1812 with a allowance of two of us whom have European forces  to get in and play and learn the rules

My Militia Bde (French were Drilled) others were Recruit
We just played a meeting engagement, four brigades each side. Americans two regular brigades and two militia brigade. The British three regular brigades, one brigade having a veteran regiment and one militia brigade. I played a American militia brigade, one drilled regiment and two recruit regiments, no artillery was assigned to my brigade.

British forces moving
It was a first time for most of us playing, so we took thinks slow and had a few learning curves. I had my recruit militia run from the field, but one of them did bloody one regiment before they broke.

My French holding steady ready for advance

While the militia held the right flank, the main fight was on the left, the Americans were holding the upper hand by taking out two British regiments, but they swung their veteran highlanders and caused a cascading moral failure along the left flank.

All in all it was a good time had by all, it was the first time in over a year the club played these rules, there was a lot of people just watching. Everyone is excited to play again.

Next month we will do European theater, so I can't wait to finish my French Bde.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Terrain Building

Did some Flames of War terrain building while I wait for my paint for my French.

I finish up a bocage piece, stone walls, and hedges

Just a few pieces of terrain
Close up of Bocage...need to add a little more flock

just a few things to add to my terrain box

Monday, February 6, 2012

Horses, WIP

Two of the Perry horses that are getting close to done...70%

These are my first ever painted horses, I never tried to do horses until now.

Friday, February 3, 2012

Paint Ordered

OK, I ordered paint online and well since my local store had issues, I went and ordered some of the Foundry's triads paint set, they are on back order at the Warstore, but I know for sure I will get them. But not to knock my hobby store they can get anything, I think it was maybe bad communication on my part.

Thursday, February 2, 2012


UGH..painting is at a crawl, the paint I ordered did not come in, so I just reordered online, but I have started on the horses, and have half a box of Perry's all primed.