This blog will will contain my rather pedantic ramblings on my experiences within the miniature war gaming hobby. There will be informative how-to’s, thrilling battle reports and thought provoking editorials. I fully expect that history will one day view the contents of this blog on par with Homer’s Illiad or Newton’s Principalia. Or it's a complete waste of time.
I was able to spend a good chunk of Sunday morning finishing up 5 Napoleonic Sailing ships - in the front are 2 French Third rates (74 guns) and behind them 3 US ships, 2 Third Rates and the 44 gun USS Constitution. I'll be adding specific names to the ships later this week.
Here's a close up of the French ships. All of the models are 1/1200 Langton models and, as I've posted in the past, they are the best table top miniatures I've come across. I find the rigging (which I've done at a very basic level) to be very challenging but I think these came out OK. I stall have a bit of detailing to do.
Here is the US contingent - I still have some shading to do on the decks, but I'm happy with the results. You might notice the bases are different shades of blue - I find this helps with recognition on the table top, especially for new players who aren't sailing nuts like me and notice different sail patterns etc.
A close up of one the Frenchies.
Here's a shot of the ships in line. Once my son's robotics team season is complete (the world championship is only a few weeks away (4/27 - 4/30), I'll get the game room back and will get some games going using the Trafalgar rules.
Next up will be a French Second Rate and two French frigates.