It is hard to believe that it was 6 months ago that I began my return to blogging and Napoleonics. In that time, I have made exactly three posts - all in August last year. It isn't as though I haven't had plenty to share, but as always, time spent blogging is time away from other aspects of hobbying.
The plan to produce large Napoleonic armies for Epic Black Powder met an unexpected and unwelcome wall. Essentially the keen eyesight that has served me so well for so long has succumbed to age. It happened almost overnight. One week I could paint 12mm figures with the naked eye, the next I needed glasses to even find them. This made me re-evaluate the Napoleonic project. So out went the 12mm, and in came 28mm. I decided to try and use the same frontages as the epic figures, but the cavalry struggled to fit on 3 on a 60mm frontage, so they will now be on 75mm wide bases. Not everything has been purchased yet, but I have painted two units.
|16 figure battalion. I've split the last element into the two elite companies.|
|I like the flags that come with the Warlord plastic figures.|
|The 29th Worcesters - home of my favourite sauce.|
|They're not the most beautiful figures I ever painted, but they work.|
|Lannisters for Craig|
|Some Thureophoroi for my Pontic army|
|Light Infantry and cavalry for the same|
|Iraqi T-72s for Craig|
|The Enchantress (3d print)|
|Blob and Pyro (3d prints)|
|The Goblin Queen (3d print)|
|Shadow Collective bus|
|Two 1840s British units|
|Close up of the Brits - Old Glory figures|
|Cobra troopers, HISS tank and Stinger jeep.|
|Dr Mindbender, BATs, Tomax, Xamot and Crimson guardsmen|
|GI Joes with Mobat tank and Vamp jeep.|
|Further GI Joe heroes with the vehicles|
I've converted rules for these guys using Star Wars Legion and Tabletop Admiral - they work remarkably well!
|Alongside Cobra and GI Joe I also have a Red Shadows army (those who collected Battle comics in the 80s may recognise these guys)|
|The Red Shadows lost this game|
So I've definitely been keeping busy hobby wise. Hopefully another update won't be too far away!