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(AP 2018) Peninsular War
« on: March 18, 2018, 06:09:11 PM »
Diving in to Napoleonics, but going to limit myself to the Peninsula.

Have avoided the period for forty years, because of the breadth and my tendency to go whole hog on any period I get involved with.  I have several gaming friends who have been very influential in pulling me in ( in other words bugging the crap out of me...) so, yeah, hell has finally frozen over.

Haven't painted early 19C troops since I did ~500 Mexicans for my Alamo project back in '90-'91, so first troops will be test paints to get a feel for figures, details, etc. I've also been focused on 28mm stuff for the past six or seven years, so getting back to 15s will be an adjustment of sorts.

Models will be an assortment -  AB, Xan, Khurasan, Warmodeling/Fantassin/Capitan, Battle Honors, and Blue Moon.
Standards will be mix of GMB and Ramos.

Plan on starting with Allies, since my friends have French already. Infantry, then cav, then arty and leaders.

Test sticks follow...

Spanish Line:




Militia:




Portuguese Line:
















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Re: (AP 2018) Peninsular War
« Reply #1 on: March 18, 2018, 06:28:00 PM »
Following up now with some Brit and Portuguese line, now that I think I have a handle on the figures and paint techniques.


Prepped 12 battalions of infantry, in prep for a business trip I took in Feb. With evenings and weekends to paint in hotel, my intention was to get these guys done.




Xan Brits:






Six batts ready for basing:



The Warmodeling Portuguese in progress:


Ready for basing:


Basing test - fine ground ballast, followed with overlay of stucco finish.
Base layer of thinned paint, then lighter drybrushes. Still need to add somery grass/greenery.
 
Flags by Adolpho Ramos.







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Re: (AP 2018) Peninsular War
« Reply #2 on: March 18, 2018, 06:32:02 PM »
Looking good so far  :)

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Re: (AP 2018) Peninsular War
« Reply #3 on: March 18, 2018, 09:55:38 PM »
Looking good so far  :)

Thanks.

Here's a couple pics of test paint on heavy dragoons. Figs are Warmodeling.



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Re: (AP 2018) Peninsular War
« Reply #4 on: March 18, 2018, 10:01:09 PM »
And the finished paint.






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Re: (AP 2018) Peninsular War
« Reply #5 on: March 21, 2018, 11:28:10 AM »
Much more productive than drinking in the hotel bar and watching crap TV in your hotel room! Those redcoats and British cavalry are my favourites, but I am a bit biased, it's all good.
2018 Painting Challenge

figures bought: Lost count after Salute and Hammerhead @1000
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Re: (AP 2018) Peninsular War
« Reply #6 on: March 21, 2018, 01:48:55 PM »
Much more productive than drinking in the hotel bar and watching crap TV in your hotel room! Those redcoats and British cavalry are my favourites, but I am a bit biased, it's all good.

:-)

I listened to three audio books by Bernard Cornwell - two from Sharpe series and his Waterloo book.

Great motivation!

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Re: (AP 2018) Peninsular War
« Reply #7 on: March 21, 2018, 06:49:43 PM »
Lovely work, great start for your project. :)

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Re: (AP 2018) Peninsular War
« Reply #8 on: March 22, 2018, 12:17:06 AM »
Lovely work, great start for your project. :)

Thanks!

Here's some progress on the Brit standards. Flags by GMB - they are a tad large, so had to get creative in getting them to wrap properly around some of the poses.






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Re: (AP 2018) Peninsular War
« Reply #9 on: March 23, 2018, 03:35:09 PM »
Latest progress...

10th Light Dragoons.




And a test paint for Portuguese Dragoons:







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Re: (AP 2018) Peninsular War
« Reply #10 on: March 23, 2018, 06:49:26 PM »
Very nice.

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Re: (AP 2018) Peninsular War
« Reply #11 on: March 24, 2018, 08:11:40 AM »
The Portuguese Dragoon will look lovely en masse, great uniform. Super work, enjoying this thread immensely. :)

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Re: (AP 2018) Peninsular War
« Reply #12 on: March 29, 2018, 12:21:55 AM »
Very nice.

Thanks!

The Portuguese Dragoon will look lovely en masse, great uniform. Super work, enjoying this thread immensely. :)

Thanks!   Here's one unit:



and the second:





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Re: (AP 2018) Peninsular War
« Reply #13 on: March 29, 2018, 12:30:30 AM »
And now some Light Dragoons... the 14th, to be exact.

Figures are Warmodeling.





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Re: (AP 2018) Peninsular War
« Reply #14 on: March 29, 2018, 11:34:08 PM »
Those are great - well done!