Monday, July 30, 2012
Salamanca Summer Painting Challenge 2012
So, I recently joined the La BRICOLE wargaming forum, a site dedicated to Napoleonic wargaming. The members there were very welcoming and I'm looking forward to sharing with them! :)
Anyways, the site is hosting a painting competition, and I've decided to enter. It will be the first painting competition that I've ever entered, so I'm pretty excited!
The theme for this competition is "vignettes," which also includes command stands. (A link to the rules HERE) While I normally don't like to do command stands until after I get units completed, I figure that doing a couple will be a nice change of pace from the rank and file.
I will have two entries: one will be a Russian battalion command stand (Colonel Dmitry Petrovich Lyapunov, 1st Brigade, 7th Division from the Borodino OOB), and the other will be an Army command stand for the British Forces at New Orleans (MG Sir Edward Pakenham). I will need to order some minis from Eureka here within the next week or two, then I will post up the required pictures in a thread over at La BRICOLE (and here, of course ;) ) This will also be a good chance to do some experimenting with bases for commanders to make them recognizeable on the table.
Well that's about it. On the buying front, I was able to get the RHA Rocket Battery, but was sniped on the Portugese. Oh well.
Have a great week!