Sunday 24 August 2014

More Napoleonic odds 'n' sods

In preparation for next weeks game I have been finishing off the last of my available figures before another purchase is due. To add to Darren's French brigade I rustled up some left over French figures I had and put together a 20 figure regiment. Now as the Westphalian X corps contained a number of individual companies from French garrison which game a strength of roughly 2 battalions. These guys would be one such composite battalion. Also it makes up for the lack of elite companies. The figures are a mix of Warmodelling, Old Glory, AB and some I cannot identify, making it quite a mix.

Combined French companies
Combined French Companies
As I missed them in my last post here is the first battalion of the Dutch 6th infantry regiment. These figures are all from Warmodelling.

1st battalion 6th Dutch infantry
1st battalion 6th Dutch infantry
 As I mentioned in an earlier post I was thinking of adding some light cavalry to my Austrians and so I have. Though I did make a mistake in my order and missed 1 command pack. So I have only been able to complete 1 unit so far until I can get my order sent off. These guys are the 2nd Hussar regiment, Erzherzog Joseph Anton, Palatin von Ungarn. I chose these guys as I liked the striking blue uniforms and red shako. The figures are all from Warrior miniatures as well as the flag.

No2. Archduke Josephs Hussars
No2. Archduke Joseph Hussars
To lead my Austrians I decided I needed something more than a simple command figure so instead went for something slightly more dramatic. I had a spare hussar figure, and AB model I think. That I have added to a base to represent him riding up to deliver a report to a commanding officer and his aide. The other 2 officers are from Warrior miniatures.

Generals base
rear view of the General
Following on from refurbishing the bases of Darren's French figures I volunteered to to the same to the British and Russian figures he has lying around the club. A quick look through reveals they are both at about brigade strength and I am sure we can find a use for them in our games. I always feel it is a good thing to dust off old figures and use them again.

Tuesday 19 August 2014

Yet more Napoleonic madness

First off at the club there has been a small collection of 15mm Napoleonics covering French, British and some Russians. They have sat in a tray gathering dust for years, so long in fact I cannot recall in all my years at the club if they have ever been used. So I got in touch with Darren who owned them to see if I could re-base the French to match my own collection, hence allowing them to be used in club games. Darren's reply was a 'treat them as your own'. So a couple of days work and here are the French. The infantry was made up of 2x48 figure regiments which I have split into 4 battalions of 24 figures, creating a small brigade. There was also a couple of artillery pieces, a brigadier and a small Hussar regiment.

French Brigade
French Brigade
Also as I stated in an earlier post I finally completed the second part of the Austria Anspach Cuirassiers, allowing me to field them as either 2x12 figure regiments or a single 24 figure regiment. I also finished off two pieces of horse artillery that will eventually be used as part of a light division. As like the others these are all from Warrior Miniatures, including the flag.

Anspach Cuirassiers
Horse artillery
Now with it being school holidays I have managed to be quite productive, completing 2 battalions of Dutch infantry to fight along side my Westphalians. The 1st battalion is already at the club being used as part of a game. So here is the second battalion of the 6th infantry regiment. The figures are from Warmodelling and at first I wasn't very keen as they can be difficult to clean up ready for painting. However they have painted up rather fine, so I will definitely purchase another 2 battalions to finish off the brigade.

One issue I had with the Dutch is the colour of the pompoms, I have come across a number of differences so plumed for the one I preferred which is first battalion in red and second battalion in blue.

Command stand from the 1st battalion
2nd battalion, 6th regiment
2nd battalion, 6th regiment
Now I just have to finish basing an Austrian Hussar regiment and I'll post pictures of them later. I am also in the middle of umpiring a Napoleonic game and hope to post a battle report once it is finished.