This week I decided to take it easy and slow down before I burn myself out. I had a half finished Front Rank French foot battery half painted( 1 gun and 4 crew painted), and half-based individually from my skirmish project. Also, having decided to switch my personal artillery to 4 crew on a gun on a 60x80mm base, I went a head and converted my lone Prussian battery to that standard. I found a bag of Front rank Russian foot artillery crew, so I fully intend to get my 3 Russian foot batteries upgraded to this new standard once the bases arrive.
|Stuff I put paint on this week|
I also had some regular french infantry in great coats and a Prussian command base kicking around in various states of being painted, so I took some time to finish them off.
|Front Rank artillery battery with |
Perry infantry in great coats
|Front Rank Artillery Closeup|
I had the left gun and crew painted and individually based for skirmish. the right gun and crew were primed but not painted. I managed to Match the dark blue colour pretty good. then both were based on 60x80mm bases.
|Perry plastic infantry with |
some metal command added.
| Prussian I Foot Battery, Perry Miniatures|
|Blucher(left) and Gneisenau(right), |
Perry Miniatures, on a 60mm base
The Prussian foot battery was finished and based as 1 gun and 2 crew on a 50x50 base. Recently I have decided to abandon this basing because Perry guns come 1 gun and 4 crew to a pack for about $16.20 CDN (£9.50). most companies o comparable quality don't sell individual guns and crews. Front rank are the major exception. but a FR gun and 2 crew cost almost as much! so I decided to completely convert to the Perry artillery standard on 60x80mm bases. I do admit this looks nicer on the table. it still going to be awfully expensive for my 2nd Russian division's artillery. I need 3 batteries of 3 guns(9 guns total).
This week I also assembled a Perry Prussian regiment ( 1 fusilier battalion, 2 infantry battalions), but I'm still waiting for bases to arrive so I'll need to find something to keep my occupied next week.