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Offline Alan Mercer

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40mm War of 1812
« on: April 20, 2020, 04:09:23 PM »
Finally finished, US 11th Infantry ready for action at Chippewa. 40mm Sash and Saber.

Offline jambo1

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Re: 40mm War of 1812
« Reply #1 on: April 20, 2020, 04:11:39 PM »
Lovely to see some 1812 stuff in 40mm, very nice indeed!1 :)

Offline IronDuke596

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Re: 40mm War of 1812
« Reply #2 on: April 20, 2020, 04:39:09 PM »
Beautifully painted and based!  I really like how you have dressed them elbow to elbow, which is the way they were formed.

I wish Sash and Sabre would make figures for the War of 1812 in 28mm.

Offline traveller

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Re: 40mm War of 1812
« Reply #3 on: April 20, 2020, 06:43:15 PM »
Wow! An impressive unit!

Offline schoey

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Re: 40mm War of 1812
« Reply #4 on: April 21, 2020, 11:50:09 AM »
A very impressive unit, what size of collection are you planning for your 40mm collections?

Offline Alan Mercer

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Re: 40mm War of 1812
« Reply #5 on: April 21, 2020, 03:34:23 PM »
I keep changing my mind. For 1812 I think the Niagara campaign would be the simplest, although I am still tempted by the St Lawrence Campaign (Crysler’s Farm etc) as the US uniforms are more varied, and there’s a Cavalry element to make it more interesting. I would use historical oob at 1:10, so I suppose US would have anything from 24 to 48 per Battalion and the Brits around 40, sometimes more.

For AWI, I want to try to follow the South from the capture of Savannah onwards and build it up gradually. So for Briar Creek, 80 or so NC Militia in 4 units, 20 Light Infantry,  couple of guns, against, British forces of 2/71st 40, Light Infantry 28, Grenadiers 10, 2 guns. I would add in later, the SC light horse as a random factor in the scenario. This isn’t exactly the oob, but not too far off.

I would want to add in some Germans, Continentals and French at some point too. So it’s a bit of a wish list at the moment.

Both of these conflicts have fairly small forces and lend themselves to a 1:10 figure ratio.

Offline Lysandros

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Re: 40mm War of 1812
« Reply #6 on: April 23, 2020, 05:37:12 AM »
They look very good .
In my opinion these sash and Sabre work well as a unit . They are more uniformed as a unit and form a structured marching battalion.
Interested to see more.

Offline schoey

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Re: 40mm War of 1812
« Reply #7 on: April 23, 2020, 01:42:58 PM »
Always interesting to see how other 40mm collectors go about things.  Personally, I am still unsure about my Naps, do I go for traditional 36 fig battalions, or use "Charge".  I think 40mm really lends it self to "Charge" and when you look into Suchet's campaigns in the East there are many small engagements (very similar to AWI in the south).  Having fewer but larger units may well work. Look forward to seeing more of your wonderful work.

Offline Alan Mercer

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Re: 40mm War of 1812
« Reply #8 on: November 25, 2020, 07:46:53 AM »
At long last, some progress on my War of 1812 figures. The start of an effort to work up some forces for Wilkinson’s Campaign in 1813. I decided to break off from painting walls of red and blue for a while, so started with Canadian Voltigeurs and US Regiment not in blue (12th) they might have been in blue by late 1813, but i like the idea is a mix of light brown, black and blue for this period. First 6 figures ready for varnish and basing, next 6 ready by the end of the week, then on to the next 12. This makes up a 24 figure unit at 1:10. There will be 16 Voltigeurs.

Offline ian220756

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Re: 40mm War of 1812
« Reply #9 on: November 25, 2020, 08:17:03 AM »
Looking good Mr Mercer !

Offline schoey

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Re: 40mm War of 1812
« Reply #10 on: November 29, 2020, 07:42:44 PM »
Excellent looking figures, well done sir.

Paul

Offline MiniPigs

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Re: 40mm War of 1812
« Reply #11 on: November 30, 2020, 02:04:26 AM »
I could never get into this period. Maybe I never met an inspiring book on the subject. It seems like AWI redux but with less interesting battles.

In any case, lovely work here.

I noticed Sash and Sabre advertise men of color heads/regiments, a Marines artillery crew and rocket. That and  some British flank company in firing positions. You'd think they could mange to release those.

Offline Alan Mercer

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Re: 40mm War of 1812
« Reply #12 on: November 30, 2020, 07:53:32 AM »
I bought Field of Glory by Donald Graves a few years ago and that hooked me in. The period is a bit of a mix as it includes some set piece battles through to some rough and ready skirmishes and raids. Some of the battles were grinding matches with proportionally high casualty rates, others were much less sanguine but decisive all the same, and nearly all were infantry and artillery, so none of that annoying cavalry popping up anywhere on the table, forcing everyone into square and slowing things down. The only 2 proper cavalry charges were small and deflected by lines. The forces were small so are more achievable on the table top and are more suitable for 1:10 so the units look better in line. It’s more Napoleonic in nature, I might be generalising too much but the formations were tighter than the AWI. It is pretty much red against blue, but throw in some state militia and some of the Canadian units and the uniforms have a little bit more variety. You can probably tell, I love it!!

I would love S&S to finish the range off, the West Indian regiments would be a really niche addition and also fit for some of the Napoleonic Caribbean campaigns.

Offline bluewillow

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Re: 40mm War of 1812
« Reply #13 on: November 30, 2020, 08:09:50 AM »
They look Fabulous Alan!

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Offline archiduque

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Re: 40mm War of 1812
« Reply #14 on: November 30, 2020, 11:22:02 AM »
Very nice work!! ;)