Sunday, July 8, 2018

"Wellington's on the run! I caught him at Quatre Bras! He's retreating!"

"If Wellington is retreating, what are you doing here?!" Just a little Napoleonic teaser while I await more reinforcements from the Perry's.
As you may know, these are figures that I painted some years ago, but only gamed a few time in the past. I started out with Sharp Practice, but ended up with enough figures for Black Powder games. The Highlanders are Victrix and the French heavy cavalry are Perry's. In the background is a metal Perry RHA gun and crew - they took too long to get into the square.
The mat was a gift from Chris Hughes of Cigar Box Battle Mats. He played in two of my WotR Lion Rampant games a couple of months ago. Anyway, I'll be pulling the rest of the Napoleonics out of the cabinet to see how they fit on the gaming table in their newly "downsized" unit configuration. I hope to have enough manuever space for 6 players with about 5-6 units each on an 8X5' table.

28 comments:

  1. Beautiful figures, Dean! And a very nice gaming mat, too.

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    1. Thank you very much, Aaron! Kind regards, Dean

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  2. Handsome, indeed! I await seeing what beauties you pull from the cabinet.

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    1. Thank you so much, Jonathan. Yes, I'm currently re-basing a couple of stands - just trying to get the right look - kind of OCD. Kind regards, Dean

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  3. Wooow! Just perfect looking minis! You are a master in any historical period!

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    1. Ah, you're too kind, Michal. Thank you very much for your compliments. Warm regards, Dean

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  4. Fantastic British and French Dean!

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    1. Thanks, Mike! Appreciate the visit and kind words. Best, Dean

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  5. It looks like you are going to have a lot of fun!

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    1. Thank you kindly, Michael. I am looking forward to getting them into action soon. Warm regards, Dean

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  6. These are superb figures. Truly top shelf painting here Dean!

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    1. Thank you very much, Carlo! Appreciate your visit and kind words. Warmest regards, Dean

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  7. Lovely work Dean. Who wouldn't love the Highlanders?

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  8. "Has Wellington nothing to offer me but these Amazons?" Lol! Thank you, Ray! Best regards, Dean

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  9. Excellence on the table!

    Cheers, Ross

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    1. Thanks, Ross! Warm regards, Dean

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  10. Great looking Napoleonic troops, lovely heavy cavalry and highlanders!
    Best Iain

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    1. Thanks, Iain! Kindest regards, Dean

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  11. Nice units, would be good to see the whole collection on the table 😀

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    1. Thanks, Matt. Yes, I will be posting images of the units - have to add a figure or two to several cav units to round them up to 8 figures first though. Kind regards, Dean

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  12. They look great Dean. I left my 28mm Napoleonics in the UK, maybe they can come over if I extend my visa past April.

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    1. That would be a nice reunion, Scrivs! :) I'm pretty much focusing on plastic figures now. A few metals, like the RHA, but if available in plastic, I'm in. Much light for storage and transport. Fairly sturdy too, IMO. Warm regards, Dean

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  13. Stunning units Dean. Those Highlanders are gobsmacking.

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    1. Thanks so much, Curt. They are some of my favorites. Warmest regards, Dean

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  14. While generally Napoleonics don’t really get me excited yours do look ansolutely brilliant. I‘d actually look forward to see some more of these.

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    1. Thank you very much for your kind words! I am motivated to drive on with more Napoleonic projects. Warmest regards, Dean

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