I continue to dabble on the outskirts of the Napoleonic period. I think the overall mass of the wars intimidates me. I have several interests that fit into the time frame and have made minor starts and stops throughout the years some of which are evidenced on the blog. In general I am drawn to the revolutionary period, 1806 and the 1809 campaigns. 1809 is the least interest to me so obviously this is the period most covered by manufacturers in 10mm and 6mm scale. This is understandable because I assume it draws the most sales. The question of scale is also an issue. I know I would like to go 10mm or 6mm but seem to go back and forth between. Below are a few pictures of my latest 6mm efforts 1806 Prussians and some 1809 Austrians. As usual no continuity forces from different times that never really fought together or each other.
I have some time this afternoon so took a picture of the 10mm terrain and War of Spanish Succession figures I have been working on. I was able to buy the scenic backdrop on ebay for cheap and I think it really brings out the figures. All of the miniatures are 10mm Pendraken. The buildings are mostly timecast.
I had a long weekend and it was freezing outside so I spent a good amount of time painting. I worked on a bunch of different stuff which kind of explains why I never get anything finished.
I finally got some of the Eureka miniatures modern Russians and Chechens painted. I wanted to paint these for sometime and really enjoyed working on them. I also put together and painted a Zvezda BTR80 and T72 tanks to go with them. The Zvezda kits are really nice and easy to build.
The buildings in the background are a timecast house and fences (I painted these) and Escenografia Epsilon buildings bought painted. The EE buildings really grew on me. Next I painted some 20mm WW2 Slovaks from Axel miniatures. So I have moderns in 15mm and WW2 in 20mm. I seem to move from 20mm to 15mm periodically in both periods. Not to mention the 6mm stuff.
The next batch is the start of my 10mm WSS French army to fight the Imperialists. These are all 10mm Pendraken figures.
And finally Khurasan miniatures 15mm WWI Germans. I wanted to try these out and while they are fantastic looking figures and were a joy to paint they are really big. I do not think I can use them with my 15mm Peter Pig. I would consider buying more if I knew Khurasan would eventually make Austrians and Italians as well. As of now I may stick to Peter Pig because the range is complete. In one of the photos you can see the size difference between Khurasan and Peter Pig. Eureka are about the same size as Peter Pig so also would not mix.
So a real eclectic mix. Hopefully next update will be a bit more focused. Overall a very enjoyable weekend painting.
I was playing around with One Hour Wargame Rules the other day and set up some Russian Civil War forces. The Reds hold an important crossroads with mostly volunteers. Reinforcements in the form of the new model Red army is on the way. The Whites have reached an agreement with the local German garrison and are attempting to dislodge the Reds. The figures are 15mm Peter Pig the buildings and trees a mix.
Today just a few WWI Austrians and Russians in 15mm. The thin Russian line tries to hold the Austrian advance. The figures are all Peter Pig. This project is mostly abandoned for the time being since I have largely moved to 10mm WWI early Austrians and Russians as evidenced by the work space photo.