I've been a bit quiet here on the blog in the last week or so. Still it doesn't mean that there hasn't been anything hobby related going on. I've played a few games with my EW Germans losing both, but learning quite a few valuable lessons. I've also managed to get started with the French 9th Division for our Russian campaign. I need to have everything painted up in the end of May with the first battle of Polotsk being played then, so 2 months time to finish 13 battalions.
I've got the 3rd Provincional Croatian Regiment all painted up, but still missing basing and their flags. Pictured here is the 2nd battalion all done and glued on their bases.
I'm leaving for our summer cottage for easter holidays and after some negotiation I managed to sneak in some painting equipment as well. I've prepped up the 4th Swiss Regiment that was in the same brigade with the Croats. So 3 battalions of Swiss and the brigade commander with his aide. These are slightly smaller with only 18 men per battalion instead of the 24 that I had on the Croats. We only use 18 in our 15mm games, but in my opinion 24 look better when in march column so I have an extra base for that. After the Croats I decided to be smart and only paint the extra base when all the 13 battalions are finished.
During prep I also learned a valuable lesson in airbrushing again. Check what's behind even if it's not directly in the line of paint. With the brush sometimes pointing somewhere else than the table there can be some misplaced spray. This time my paintbrush rack was conveniently close. Luckily it was only the bottom parts of the brushes that got some overspray. At least now I will instantly recognize my brushes if I ever go to the club to paint something :)
But with that I wish everyone a Happy Easter! Even for a godless heathen like me it does give a much needed break from work with the few extra free days that we have here. So no rest for my brush arm as there's plenty of time for painting :)
Nice work. I have a lot of respect for those hardy souls who dare to paint Napoleonics! Love the cartoon as well :-) I too am a godless heathen, and enjoy the chance to have a couple of extra days off and enjoy a lie in. My Easter motto: he got up so you don't have to!VastaaPoista
Thanks Paul! In 28mm Naps are quite nice to paint. In 15mm not so much :D I need a darn magnifying glass!Poista
Great motto by the way. Pretty much my thoughts about easter as well :)
The Croats look excellent, so do the brushes!VastaaPoista
Thanks Ray! I did my best on the brushes. Could still do with a bit more practice on blending the shades thoughPoista
Nice looking Croats! Welcome to Napoleonic 15 mm !VastaaPoista
Thanks! Not strictly my first 15mm Naps, but I haven't really gotten around to finishing too many Prussians, so maybe this will be the first finished force :)Poista