Tuesday, 13 August 2013

Crimean War part IV

I've been making some more progress on this project, starting on a second infantry division. First up is the Borodino regiment. This comes in at 12 stands (all four battalions) As usual the figures are all from Pendraken.

Borodino Regiment
As usual I've gone for a slight mix in headgear, just to give the unit a bit of a campaign look which is rather difficult with 10mm figures. The next unit for this division is the only unit of skirmishers available to me. With the 6th Rifle regiment being in skirmish order I dispensed with the greatcoats.

6th Rifle battalion
Lastly I've painted up 3 pieces of artillery, 1 of which is destined for the 13/14th infantry division I've already painted. I was a bit worried painting up artillery in 10mm scale but needn't have been as the proved rather easier than I thought.

Artillery
On the painting table I have 2 further infantry regiments underway which I hope to have completed in the next couple of days. The last unit in this particular division is of some sailors. Now Pendraken do not have any as part of their range and it looks like I am going to have to either use some left over infantry without greatcoats or order from Magister Militum and hope they match in scale wise.

Different period and scale, Napoleonics in 15mm. I've finally succumbed to the bug, but in so much that I am prepared to collect huge armies, just enough for re fighting smaller actions. I've gone for the 1809 Brunswickers which will give me 3 small battalions of infantry and a large regiment of Hussars. I'll support these with a brigade of Austrians, a nice mix of Black and white. To oppose these I am going for 3 to 4 regiments of Westphalians and a couple of regiments of French infantry and cavalry. That will be more than enough troops for fighting games on a 6x4 table. I will be able to theme the games around the 1809 campaign in northern Germany and the Brunswickers march to the coast and into British service. Think I'll need to put together a paint plan to focus my efforts. Wish me luck

9 comments:

Phil said...

Very nice Scotty, I realy like the Borodino Regiment...And good luck for the Nap period, 1809 is really a fantastic campaign...

Francis Lee said...

Very nice Scotty, good luck with the Napoleonics!

Ian said...

These are nice, hard to take in that they are 10mm.

A painting plan can help a great deal

Ian

scotty said...

Cheers guys.

Christopher(aka Axebreaker) said...

If I ever do Naps it will likely be around Borodino. Nice!

Christopher

Ray Rousell said...

Great stuff Scotty! Its a great period to play!

Sean said...

They look nice, good additions.

NUFCwilson1 said...

Funny you should mention the artillery, i'm a bit apprehensive about doing my British guns but the infantry were not as bad as i thought so hopefully the artillery wont be either.

Mick

Captain Richard's miniature Civil War said...

Excellent work Scotty