Posts Tagged ‘Napoleonic’
One of my great passions within the hobby is painting Napoleonic figures, and like all painters my style has changed over the years and so too has the colour palettes I use, as my knowledge has improved through research. Napoleonics for many are a thor…
I am proud to announce that Alan at Lancashire games contacted me to ask if he could use my photo’s of Mel’s 15mm Napoleonic collection which I was happy to agree to.Mel’s Bavarians, Russians and Swedes are on show at: Lancashire Games
I’m sure you will agree that the hobby is full of talented individuals, whether they are authors, sculptors, painters, model makers…the list goes on. I’m lucky enough to know many such people, and I am constantly amazed by the quality of the work I see. However, every so often you see something that is, quite simply, stunning. One such moment happened last Friday. Ade Deacon and Alan Sheward (who are both known for putting on fantastic looking games themselves) went to play a game of Sharp Practice 2 (the new Black Powder rules from Too Fat Lardies) at the home of Jim Ibbotson. The encounter was a British vs French game from the Peninsular War, using Jim’s beautifully painted 28mm armies. Jim (Twitter name @LtHarryStocracy) tweeted pictures of the game during the day. Not only were Jim’s wonderful miniatures and terrain on show, but he showed that he was no slouch with the camera either as he took some fantastic photos. I exchanged messages with Jim, and was surprised to find that he currently doesn’t have a blog, so unless you follow Jim on Twitter, you may not have seen these. Jim has very kindly given me his permission to share his pictures on […]
We were having a go at Napoleonics with Jim. 200 points of Spanish vs French in an early Peninsular game. The Spanish hordes managed to hold their lines and beat back the higher quality French. Very nice game, the system is one of our favourites.
Hi guysA largish sized Wurttemberg army finished on commission, I’ve painted a few Wurttemberg armies now, have to do one for myself one day, sorry for the crappy pics (all my customers say my figures are better in person than as pictures) I’m a lousy …
While I have been busy with an urgent job for Brigantes Studio this had a positive effect on getting the French Line completed as I needed the desk space. Yes I could have shoved them to one side but not being far away from completion a final push…
It is all to easy for me to be distracted when it comes to working on my own projects or figures. It has not helped that I have been trying to erect a new Great Hall in the garden, a project that has currently stalled somewhat due to the inherent Briti…
We have 3 Spanish infantry regts, and some foot artillery finished om commission, haven’t painted Spanish before and enjoyed it, very colourful, all figs are AB, the 3 infantry regts are
I° Reggimento Veneto Real
39th Regiment (Napoles)
All comments welcome.
NAPOLEON IN SAINT HELENA (temporary exhibition)
FROM LOUIS XIV TO NAPOLEON III – FROM 1643 TO 1871
GALLERY 1: https://www.flickr.com/photos/asienieboje/albums/72157666908229053
GALLERY 2: https://www.flickr.com/photos/asienieboje/albums/72157668655379550
GALLERY 3: https://www.flickr.com/photos/asienieboje/albums/72157669084944161
GALLERY 4: https://www.flickr.com/photos/asienieboje/albums/72157669442930146
Special gallery about Napoleonic toy soldiers!:
Specjalna galeria dedykowana figurkom żołnierzy z czasów napoleńskich:
THE TWO WORLD WARS – FROM 1871 TO 1945
There are two other exhibitions in the museum. One is about General Charles de Gaulle, his life and his influence on France. That is mostly interactive, so not many pictures, but I managed to get two. One is when de Gaulle was in Poland during Polish-Bolshevik War in 1920 and the second shortly after German took Paris in 1940, visiting the Arc de Triumph. The last exhibition is called The Museum of the Order of Liberation, but was closed for renovation, so I have the reason to visit this museum again.
W muzeum są jeszcze dwie ekspozycje. Pierwsza z nich opowiada o życiu generała Charlesa de Gaulle i jego wpływie na Francję. większość tej ekspozycji jest interaktywna, więc niezbyt wiele mozna tam zrobić zdjęć, ja zrobiłem dwa. Pierwsze pochodzi z czasów wojny polsko-bolszewickiej z 1920 roku, gdy de Gaulle był w Polsce oraz drugie, wykonane krótko po zajęciu Paryża przez Niemców w 1940 roku, odwiedzających Łuk Triumfalny. Ostatnia wystawa nosi nazwę Muzeum Orderu Wolności i była zamknięta z powodu remontu, mam więc powód by odwiedzić to muzeum ponownie.
Only one thing on the painting table this week. That will be a 6mm Napoleonic Army for Sharp Practice. 5 Units of regulars 3 units of Voltigeurs 1 Unit of Curassier 2 Units of Dragoons 1 Unit of Chasseurs 1 Unit of Hussars 1 Artillery Piece Several officers That should give me plenty of support options to play with. I wonder how long this will take to paint?Filed under: Painting & Modelling
So the curtain comes down on another Market Larden event and this one was perhaps the best yet. As ever the atmosphere was great and so different to many events in the gaming calander, a room full of people looking to playout a well balanced scenario o…
Now then,May has been a productive month for me, I have managed to get alot of painting done, and also managed to get 3! games in as well.So what did I get painted?15mm ECWPrince Ruperts regiment of HorseThomas Astons DragoonsJohn Innes Dragoons15mm Sc…
After the first outing of Sharp Practice 2 over at the Wyverns where the British suffered a major defeat after being mugged by several volley’s of unanswered French fire another chance to rebuild there honour.We played the encounter scenario with the B…
Hi guysFinished a batch of AB 15mm Napoleonic figs, bit of a mixed bag, we have foot Dragoons from a mix of units, line horse gunners, Guard horse gunners, line foot gunners in bicorns, and guard foot gunners, all comments firstname.lastname@example.org
Now then,My Austrian I Korps is complete, the Advance Guard Brigade and the 10th Hussars have now been rebased and sorted out too.The Advance Guard Brigade.This is a mixed unit, with line infantry, cavalry and Jagers. They have a good skirmishing abili…
Now then,Here are some more of the troops that will form my Austrian army I Korps for Blucher. This time I have the more interesting infantry units, a nice change from painting white!I have included the Korps artillery support which comes in the form o…
Now then,Here is the line infantry that will form the backbone of my I Korps (in my fictional/generic) Austrian force.It consists of 3 line regiments, each 3 battalions strong. There are 2 German Regiments and 1 Hungarian Regiment.IR 44 BellegardeI hav…
Now then,I have started a new page for my ongoing 6mm Napoleonic saga. I have re-based most of my Austrians onto new big bases, and I have even started the French!There isn’t a great deal on there at the moment but as I get stuff finished off the page …
Hi guysA heap of AB French Marshals, ADCs and officers finished on commission, all comments email@example.com
The great update of the blog: March/April games. Wielkie uzupełnienie bloga: gry z marca i kwietnia.Gilchrist
GAME 1st. GRA 1.
UMPIRING/PROWADZENIE GRY: Angus Konstam
1.1. Forces. Siły.
1.2. The game. Gra.
|100% realism of the game! 100% realizm gry!|
|Fleets are going to meet soon! Za chwile floty się spotkają!|
|HMS Lion in the middle slowly sinking. HMS Lion powoli sobie tonie w środku.|
|HMS Inflexible explodes! HMS Inflexible eksploduje!|
1.3. Links to that game. Linki do tej gry.
GAME 2nd. GRA 2.
UMPIRING/PROWADZENIE GRY: Michael Schneider
2.1. Forces. Siły.
2.2. The game. Gra.
|Initial setup. Rozstawienie początkowe.|
|Campbell’s French moving forward. Campbellowi Francuzi maszerują do przodu.|
|Spanish cavalry preparing for charge. Hiszpańska kawaleria przygotowuje się do szarży.|
2.3. Links. Linki.
GAME 3rd. GRA 3.
UMPIRING/PROWADZENIE GRY: Bill Gilchrist
3.1. Forces. Siły.
3.2. The game. Gra.
|For most of the game it was all about cavalry. Przez większość gry liczyła się tylko kawaleria.|
|Horse artillery played its role too. Konna artyleria także miała swój udział.|
|Artillery duel. Pojedynek artyleryjski.|
|Russians push the Allied to withdraw. Rosjanie zmuszają Sprzymierzonych do odwrotu.|
|Last Russian cavalry regiment, the victorious one. Ostatni rosyjski regiment kawalerii, ten zwycięski|
3.3. Links. Linki.
Hi guys2 Napoleonic vignettes finished, the first is Perry’s 28mm Secure the colour vignette, and ABsThe 69th Foot lose a colour to the 8th Cuirassiers at Quatre Bass vignette, both done for my mate Scott of Trailapes wargame lightings a bit…
…well, if you’ve listened to the last podcast, or been following me on Twitter, this hasn’t actually been very secret at all. Following the release of Sharp Practice 2, I’ve been looking for what scale and period to play. I’m a huge fan of the ‘Sharpe’ novels, and really fancied collecting a 28mm French force … Continue reading The “Secret” Sharp Practice 2 Project →