Once again my post was delayed last week. Its been a challenging start to the new year. Somehow I have developed tendonitis in my painting hand, which has really slowed things down.
the last two week I continued to work my forces for a Sharpe Practice
game set in the Spanish Peninsula. I finished another 24 figure French
figures are all from Front Rank. As I have said before they are well
fed but really lovely scuplts. This unit is in more of a campaign style
dress without shako cords and other bling.
I still havent learned my lesson and painted the flag. Someday I will learn
Here are some close ups of the greniadier company and the light company
And the obligatory attack column.
made the mistake of basing them individually on 20mm squares. Most of
the Sharpe Practice games I have seen base on circles. I think if both
sides are based the same it should work out.
the Line unit I also painted up 8 Artillery Crew. The guns were
completed years ago and have been sitting in a box waiting for crewmen
artillery is also Front Rank. I think I may have a made a mistake with
white gaiters. Ill have to go back and read some more. While I like
all the figures, I particularly liked the raillery officer
a change of pace, I stopped work on the Napoleonic's long enough to
finish up a long over due birthday gift for a friend. He has been a
pirate lover for a long time as is closing in on completing his
project. To help out I painted up 12 28mm Old Glory figures (and a
table) from their pirate range. While the casting and sculpting
quality are not top of the line. they are easy to paint. Calling this
group pirates is a bit misleading. They are really from the colonial
governor set, so they are "cleaner" and less piratical than a real
I really like the seated governor and his entourage.
Here's a close up of the more action oriented types
my tally for the last 2 weeks is 44 28mm figures (and a table). This
week its on to the British and Spanish for the Peninsula