It's been about 3 weeks since i last posted. Ive taken up reenacting(war of 1812) this summer, with the 21st US infantry, Treats Company. my location is well suited to 1812, since I live right in the middle of "1812 country". I joined a US unit, because there aren't enough reenacters of US units in Canada, and I have friends in the unit.
Anyway, I've had 2 weekends in a row with reenactments that soaked up a lot of my time(this last weekend being teh Seige of Old Fort Erie, and all-weekend affair). and in between them i did a rush job on a trio of 40K Baneblades for a friend. I also got another squadron of Metzger Cuirassier mostly done along with a few more curiassier command for my imagination army.
Also I finished the french brigade. Actually I finished painting it about 2 weeks ago, I just hadn't grassed the arty and 2 infantry units until this morning.
|Full Perry French Brigade|
|Close up on Artillery battery and Brigade commander|
These are a commission for a friend. i was paid for this(and another unit each of line and skirmish, 24 figures, to come) with 2 Warlord Russian starter armies. unfortunately I'm going to have to wait until i can get command to start painting my Russians. i was rather horrified to find out i had 192 Russian musketeers with no command! In the past with other plastic sets, the command were also in plastic(like the ECW battalion starter army) so i just assumed there would be. i mean, who would want 96 musketeers with NO command? so I'll have to make a order direct to Perry Bros. for 18(!) command sprues. on the plus side, it does mean once i acquire the perry command, i wil only have to add my artillery and jagers to finish off the corps.
Speaking of Russians, I did start painting a few and re-testing colours for Russian green. to do this i painted a perry Russian high command set. One of the first things i thought of when i heard the Perry's were doing russians was that i would finally get a good command vignette. and to not dissappoint, the perry's scuplted a scene from the battle of Borodino, which appears on hte back cover of the F.-G. Hourtoulle book about the same battle.
the characters pictured are as follows from the left: General Wilson(Britsh Observer) General Yermolov, General Barclay de Tolly, General Osterman-Tolstoy, General Kutuzov, General Ouverov, General Kutaissov, and Colonel Toll.
|Perry command vignette picturing a scene from Borodino|
These figure were spectacularly sculpted. After having painted some french command which I though were a little rushed in their sculpting, these were an absolute joy to paint. I hope the Perrys sculpt some russian jagers in forage caps skirmishing. I need about 32...
hte next army command stand I'd like to get would be Foundry's Napoleon & staff(at Borodino). it has Napoleon looking decidedly unhappy, with arms cross and feet up on a drum.
over teh next few weeks I'm probably going to be working mostly on imagination stuff, with perhaps a little tangent on some peninsular war British.