Wednesday, 28 December 2011

Rebel Cavalry.

Confederate cavalry from the Perry brothers. I picked these guys up from a wargames buddy about a year ago and finally put them together last month. I have painted them in various colours to depict a typical bunch of rebels. The flag is one I bought in a Brisbane wargames shop many years ago. Not the best but will have to do for now.

Friday, 9 December 2011

20mm Bavarians and French, Part 2.

 In this post are photos of the Cavalry, Artillery and command stands for the 20mm Bavarian army. I have also painted up a couple of French units. One unit is the HaT early war French infantry in bicorns and the other is the good old Airfix French Infantry.

Just had to have a flag with this unit.

Brigade commander.

Army command stand.

Nice old Airfix figures.

Sunday, 4 December 2011

20mm Bavarians

As it has been a while since I last posted to this blog I thought I would share a few photos of my 20mm Bavarian army. Here are the infantry units, Three Line units and  two jager units. I will post the cavalry, artillery and command in the next post.

These guys were painted a few years back now and are all from the HaT range.

Sunday, 6 November 2011

Dragoons, Generals and ADCs..

No French Napoleonic army can be complete without some French dragoons. This is the first of at least two heavy dragoon units I want to add to my French army. The next unit will probably be a "yellow" faced unit. As I only had a few photos of them I have added some photos of some of my French commanders. All of these figures are from Front Rank. The dragoon's flag is from GMB.

Here they are in their pink facings.

French general and A.D.C.

Marshal Soult and A.D.Cs.
Line foot artillery command.

Heavy cavalry commander.

Tuesday, 18 October 2011

204 AWI troops for $1.98!!

Way back in the early 1970’s I remember seeing this add in a comic book. Back then I thought this was simply awesome and hassled my Dad for ages to send away for them. Eventually he did and after several months they arrived. The figures were rubbish really but I was still very glad to have them. They are all gone now but I still remember this add very fondly and the many battles we had with these guys. I now have a 15mm British army and a 28mm Continental army painted up and a 28mm British army still to paint. Here are my two French units that cost more than $1.98 for each figure.  Front Rank figures and GMB flags.

Probably use this chap as a marker.

The Royal Deux Ponts infantry regiment was made up of German soldiers in French service. I stared painting this unit about 3 years ago. It has been an “on again, off again” thing that has finally come to an end last month. The light blue coats and the colourful flag should make this unit stand out on the table. 

My other French unit is the Soissonnois Regiment. This unit was painted a couple of years ago and I struggled with getting all that white done. Me and white don’t really get along too well.

Sunday, 25 September 2011

The All Blacks of 1815.

Well, they are all ( almost all) dressed in black! The Brunswick Corp at Waterloo in 1815 was an all arms corp consisting of infantry,cavalry and artillery.The Jager wore light grey with green facings. The remainder of the corp were dressed in black with different coloured facings. I painted these troops about 10 years ago when a number of our group got carried away with all the plastic 1/72 Napoleonics that had appeared on the market. These guys are a mix of HaT, Esci and Italeri. A few minor conversions, head swaps mainly, were required but most of the work was just painting. The flags are from

1st Line Battalion.
The Brunswick Corp.

Foot Artillery

Horse Artillery

The 3 light infantry battalions.1st battalion in front, 2nd battalion in the centre and the 3rd at the rear.

The Leib-Battalion.

1st Line Battalion

2nd Line Battalion

3rd Line Battalion.

Avantgarde Light Infantry

Avantgarde Jagers

Uhlan Squadron

The Hussars.