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Author Topic: Olicana's Peninsular Project: French artillery battery (14:1:18)  (Read 5386 times)

Offline petercooman123

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Re: Olicana's Peninsular project: 14th Light Dragoons (16:12:17)
« Reply #45 on: December 19, 2017, 01:45:41 PM »
Nice looking unit!!

Offline olicana

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I've just added some riflemen to my British force and done a blog post on goals and progress.

main page:
https://olicanalad.blogspot.co.uk/2017/12/project-management-british-starter-army.html

My British starter force:


A shot of the my 95th Riflemen:


A shot of the my strange pack (see blog) of 2nd Btn KGL Light Infantry:



I hope you approve.

If I don't post again before, Merry Christmas to all,

James
« Last Edit: December 20, 2017, 03:19:41 PM by olicana »

Offline von Lucky

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I approve, and Merry Christmas to you too.

Posting more to let you know you've got my moral support in this journey.
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Offline armchairgeneral

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I know you paint for a living but producing that British Peninsular starter force of such quality of painting in, for what I work out as, about a month is very impressive. Especially as you were doing French at the same time  :o

There are plenty of of examples on this and other forums of awesomely painted figures and units but I am most impressed by those who can tenaciously keep focused and knock out an army especially to such a high standard. Bravo!

Offline Dr. The Viking

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I am baffled at your quality and quantity.

I would never get past the first base!
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Offline janner

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I am baffled at your quality and quantity.

I would never get past the first base!

Didn't you manage a base of Austrians  ;) ;D

Offline olicana

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Re: Olicana's Peninsular project: first batch of 2018 (8:1:18)
« Reply #51 on: January 08, 2018, 02:17:31 PM »
I'm going to be very busy with commissions this month so over the holiday period I decided to get ahead with the first batch of figures for 2018.

I give you, three battalions of 27th Ligne. I just love the voltigeurs for this regiment.





more pics (that will enlarge) here:

https://olicanalad.blogspot.co.uk/2018/01/first-batch-for-peninsular-project.html

Offline Malamute

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Re: Olicana's Peninsular project: first batch of 2018 (8:1:18)
« Reply #52 on: January 08, 2018, 02:43:23 PM »
Lovely looking figures. :-*
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Offline aphillathehun

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Re: Olicana's Peninsular project: first batch of 2018 (8:1:18)
« Reply #53 on: January 08, 2018, 03:13:52 PM »

The yellow on the shakos really makes them pop.

Offline vodkafan

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Re: Olicana's Peninsular project: first batch of 2018 (8:1:18)
« Reply #54 on: January 08, 2018, 03:25:14 PM »
When I finally start my own Peninsular project, your standard is what I am going to aspire to, and then fail miserably  :'(
I am going to build a wargames army, a big beautiful wargames army, and Mexico is going to pay for it.

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Offline has.been

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Re: Olicana's Peninsular project: first batch of 2018 (8:1:18)
« Reply #55 on: January 08, 2018, 07:08:15 PM »
Having seen your work Vodkafan, you will not fail to produce great stuff.

Offline DintheDin

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Re: Olicana's Peninsular project: first batch of 2018 (8:1:18)
« Reply #56 on: January 08, 2018, 08:52:25 PM »
Quality and quantity together... Your job is really prolific!
Eager to see them in battle!
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Offline vodkafan

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Re: Olicana's Peninsular project: first batch of 2018 (8:1:18)
« Reply #57 on: January 09, 2018, 01:54:46 PM »
Having seen your work Vodkafan, you will not fail to produce great stuff.

Thanks for the vote of confidence! But first the ECW big game...

Offline Axebreaker

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Re: Olicana's Peninsular project: first batch of 2018 (8:1:18)
« Reply #58 on: January 09, 2018, 04:11:22 PM »
Superb work James! 8)

Christopher

Offline olicana

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Re: Olicana's Peninsular Project: French artillery battery (14:1:18)
« Reply #59 on: January 14, 2018, 07:36:46 PM »
First battery of French artillery.

https://olicanalad.blogspot.co.uk/2018/01/french-foot-artillery.html

I've decided on two gun batteries with a single 'train' piece to represent the battery when limbered.





Though it would be nice to have a limber per gun, possibly with a caisson added too, I think one train piece will be adequate for game purposes. In some games I've played, where the full panoply has been fielded, they end up being put back on the shelf because their footprint takes up too much room on the table - so I wonder if having more train pieces might be a waste of money and painting time.

 

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