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.
Tomorrow night is the big Peninsular game at Ernie's house and I'll be contributing my meager French Army to the fray. It's been awhile since my guys have seen the table top and I'm excited for another big Napoleonic game. My army currently consists of approx 380 figures and boasts 7 36 figure Line Infantry battalions, 1 42 figure Guard battalion, 3 guns and crews, 1 20 figure Light Cavalry, 1 24 figure Cuirassier and 1 28 figure Carabiniere unit. The total French force for saturday's battle will boast 26 infantry battalions alone!
Here's a shot of my infantry. All the Line infantry figures are Perry plastics. The Guard are Foundry figures. I really like the Perry plastics and find painting them a lot easier than metals.
Here's a picture of the artillery and my carabiniere unit. The artillery are Perry metals and the carabiniere are Perry plastics (French heavy cavalry set). The artillery crews were some of the first figures I painted and you can see they need some touch ups.
The other 2 calvary units of my little army are a 20 figure Light calvary (Perry Metals) and a 24 figure Cuirassier unit (Perry plastics - again).
Here's a close up on the artillery and the rather basic crew painting - well one has to start somewhere.
That must be a terrifying sight if your a British soldier on the table top!
Here's some close ups of the Line infantry. All of my figures are based as singles with magnetic bottoms which facilitates using different basing standards.
Another view of the infantry.
The Carabiniere's are my favorite unit - I love big heavy calvary units thundering across the tabletop. I've had mush success with these lads in the past - sometimes their mere presence is enough to sow confusion in the ranks of my opponents. Alas, I'm not sure if these guys, my Cuirassier or the Guard will be included in the battle. Ernie is trotting out something to do with "historical accuracy" and indicating these troops were not present in the battle we're playing. I think it's just a plot by the British players to gain an edge!