To cut a long story short: Here's another entry featuring Napoleonic troops for our Sharpe & Aubrey games. This time I tried to stage a little levée en masse, that is painting two small units instead of single miniatures in a set time frame (1 week). Fellows who can build up an army litterally overnight may laugh at my trial, but I'm proud that I managed to do it. Now I have quite enough troops to stage the (hopefully) gran finale of our campaign. We will be using Triumph & Tragedy, a quite innovative rule set for bigger to large skirmish games (perhaps comparable to Sharp Practice in size).
So, here's the first bunch, five British Light Infantrymen and two Rifles:
The riflemen are once again Perry plastics (with the former ones I've build all variations of this kit), the Light Bobs are Foundry. Although the Perrys' style has changed - and improved - a lot since they worked for Foundry, I've to admit that even their earlier Napoleonics are looking still up to date.
As you can see, the rifles are of the 95th (of course!), and the Lights are painted as soldiers of Sharpe's imaginary regiment, the South Essex.
They are joined by a landing party, built up from Foundry's small Napoleonic seamen range. First I was disappointed by the physiognomy of these figures; some of them look rather distorted.
On the other hand their expressive (or better: aggressive) faces and poses just fit the bill. At last, these are angry sailormen, ready for boarding and beating the devil out of some Frenchmen...
Fantasy was my guide when painting the uniforms (one seems to have looted an army depot), since my Osprey books are already packed up for I'm currently moving house. That's also why I cannot post as regularly as I want to. Fortunately, painting is going well, so there are already some updates in the line, when things will be settled down again.
Models by Perry Miniatures and Wargames Foundry, painted in July 2009 (terrain by Grand Manner or scratch-built by me).