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Offline Normsmith

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Re: 6 mm Napoleonics - Modified Lion Rampant
« Reply #45 on: July 26, 2018, 09:30:04 AM »
Jon, a very nice look and an interesting way to highlight the value of skirmishers and differentiating from line by allowing fire. Good thread.

Offline jon_1066

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Re: 6 mm Napoleonics - Modified Lion Rampant
« Reply #46 on: July 26, 2018, 10:09:45 AM »
Thanks.  It is a scale thing.  Once you get to 1" = 100 yards the really effective killing range of the musket is only about 100 yards itself so only 1" on the battlefield.  It makes a lot more sense to me to have that close range fire as part of the attack resolution.  So units cannot move within 300 yards without actually launching an attack.

Using the opposed dice rolls allows a number of results from such an attack.  Basically the higher total shoots last  with double dice (this sounds counter intuitive but basically the side that shoots last shoots from the closest range and thus has more effect). 

For Skirmishers the base represents the formed reserve location so actual men would be operating up to 200 yards advanced of that and shooting 3-400 yards - hence they can perform long range shooting up to 6" range.

Artillery range is about 1200 yards max so 12".  Canister is 6" range.

Offline jon_1066

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Re: 6 mm Napoleonics - Modified Lion Rampant
« Reply #47 on: October 05, 2018, 09:09:44 AM »
Well more slow progress - another unit of Austrian horse


A shot of everything that is finished so far:


I have three more bases of infantry to paint then I am waiting on an order from Baccus for some French opponents.

Offline jon_1066

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Re: 6 mm Napoleonics - Modified Lion Rampant
« Reply #48 on: November 01, 2018, 11:29:26 AM »
Started on some French



Need to finish their bases and paint their pom poms.

Offline vtsaogames

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Re: 6 mm Napoleonics - Modified Lion Rampant
« Reply #49 on: November 01, 2018, 04:15:02 PM »
Le Tondu would approve.
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Offline jon_1066

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Re: 6 mm Napoleonics - Modified Lion Rampant
« Reply #50 on: November 01, 2018, 05:18:57 PM »
Merci mon ami!

I think I'm getting better and understanding a little more what to do with the 6 mm chaps.  I have to say I was very disappointed with my efforts on these until I painted the white fronts and suddenly they were transformed into proper little French men. 

I told myself I wasn't going to paint the Shako chords on the grounds that they were often removed in battle but once I started I couldn't not paint them.  As a bonus it also helps differentiate them from the Austrians further and it actually didn't take too much longer.

Offline jon_1066

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Re: 6 mm Napoleonics - Modified Lion Rampant
« Reply #51 on: November 06, 2018, 10:08:24 AM »
The first French cavalry: some Chasseurs.



Cavalry are definitely time consuming.  I think I painted the musician trousers the wrong colour as well - should be green.  Will touch up when I do the other strip.

Offline jon_1066

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Re: 6 mm Napoleonics - Modified Lion Rampant
« Reply #52 on: November 09, 2018, 10:29:14 AM »
Here are the completed Chasseurs - just need to paint the base and grass it.



I may add a few more markings to the horses as the white blazes, etc really seem to bring them to life.

Might try to tackle the Cuirassiers next or go back to another unit of infantry.

Offline jon_1066

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Re: 6 mm Napoleonics - Modified Lion Rampant
« Reply #53 on: November 13, 2018, 03:21:37 PM »
Completed Chasseurs



 

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