Monday, February 20, 2012

Welcome to my new Blog!

Hello folks, my name's Chuck and this is my Napoleonic site. I game in 15/18mm, and this site will be used to post pictures of my miniatures, as well as the progress of my projects. I am currently working on two: British and French Divisions using the Order of Battle from Fuentes de Onoro, 1811, and a seperate, British versus American project based on the Battle of New Orleans to commemorate the 200th Anniversary to the start of the War of 1812. Pretty ambitious, but that's what hobbies are for.

I've taken pictures of my first painted Battalion, the British 45th (Nottinghamshire) Regiment of Foot, as well as I Battery, Royal Horse Artillery deployed for action (have yet to paint the caisson and horses) and the Brigade Commander, Colonel Henry Mackinnon. I've also completed one stand of three of a detachment from the 60th (Royal American) Regiment of Foot. I am currently awaiting some more basing material to complete the other two stands. I've also been working on a French battalion, one of the 6e Regiment d'Infanterie a Pied. So far I have the Voltigeurs completed.

In the mail I have some American Marines and a few sailors that will be painted as a company of Jean Laffite's Baratarian pirates that fought under Jackson at New Orleans. I'm looking forward to recieving them.

The vast majority of my figures are from AB Miniatures, and the marines and sailors that I've purchased are from Capitan Miniatures based in Spain. All of my units are based for the ruleset Black Powder, sold through Warlord Games. For me, this means that the standard base is 40mm by 40mm, six bases to an average infantry battalion, with six figures per base. While this is time consuming to paint, the impression made by 36 15mm high miniatures formed up really makes it look like a battalion, and not a half platoon like some scales and rulesets make it seem like.

Well, I'm getting long winded. Hopefully I can get my pictures uploaded fairly quickly, and I hope that you continue to drop by my blog!

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