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Offline Cat

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Cat's Silver Bayonet (Naples 7th Real Africano)
« on: October 31, 2021, 05:54:24 AM »
I'll likely be running games of The Silver Bayonet in the French and Indian War set in Sleepy Hollow, but also couldn't resist the fun of doing up some some Napoleonic flavoured stuff too.

First figures up are the valiant troops of the Nachtwehr, ready to defend Pleasant Goblin Valley against all incursions!

Classic plastic Warhammer Night Goblins nappified with putty and a few backpacks and a horn from Victrix Napoleonic French.
« Last Edit: January 18, 2022, 10:55:35 PM by Cat »

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Re: Cat's Silver Bayonet
« Reply #1 on: October 31, 2021, 06:10:56 AM »
Wonderful  :-*
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Re: Cat's Silver Bayonet
« Reply #2 on: October 31, 2021, 10:06:15 AM »
great stuff.

Offline BeneathALeadMountain

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Re: Cat's Silver Bayonet
« Reply #3 on: October 31, 2021, 12:31:01 PM »
Brilliant Cat, really imaginative. What’s next up?

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Re: Cat's Silver Bayonet
« Reply #4 on: October 31, 2021, 02:23:49 PM »
Seems like mining the rather large Flintloque range from AA would be an obvious approach to de-humanizing a Silver Bayonet crew.

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Re: Cat's Silver Bayonet
« Reply #5 on: October 31, 2021, 02:35:08 PM »
Great Goblins Cat!
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Re: Cat's Silver Bayonet
« Reply #6 on: October 31, 2021, 03:49:08 PM »
Thanks folks!
 
BALM, currently on the workbench is a goodly assortment of Eureka's Tyroleans with a few Austrian army support for a hunting unit, and quite a lot of Victrix plastic French for assorted purposes.  Scruffing up a bunch of the French for Revenants.  Also building the core military types for a trio of squads in French uniforms (with a variety of metal figures for special characters on order to round them out): Neapolitan, 7° Reggimento di Linea Real Africano; Swiss with some special attachments from the Vatican Guard; and oh what the heck, probably a French unit too (unless I think of a good flavour build for another satellite state).

Looking forward to the eventual release of VIctrix Bavarians to face off against the Tyroleans
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« Last Edit: October 31, 2021, 07:59:20 PM by Cat »

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Re: Cat's Silver Bayonet
« Reply #7 on: October 31, 2021, 07:12:06 PM »
Brilliant I look forward to seeing your progress, I (luckily) don’t have anything that is particularly useful to play SB but if other peoples projects/experiences look good I may be tempted to try in 15mm.

Thank you for posting,

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Re: Cat's Silver Bayonet (Brunswick WIP & Wolves)
« Reply #8 on: November 12, 2021, 07:14:26 PM »
Wolves for all occasions are ready to romp at last!  For the last several years, whenever I bought minis from a company that had wolves, I would buy them to build up variety for the great wolf pack for Sleepy Hollow.  They got trimmed and primed as they came in, then set aside for painting later.  Finally figured that there was enough critical mass of wolves to paint and base them to have ready for Silver Bayonet as well.

Freshly finished — young wolves, regular wolves, large wolves, and giant wolves  (and a little black goat too).

Currently, there are several projects on the workbench, including a few 1809 Brunswickers from Steve Barber.  The basic soldiers are the ubiquitous shouldered arms marching up and down the square types.
With a bit of work, they can be re-posed. the metal is a little harder than I would prefer for such work, but do-able.  My trusty #16 blade was critical for the heavy leaning into the cutting.

Because this metal is fairly hard and brittle, the second one snapped while bending.  The right arm broke above the elbow while bending it back to reach for the cartridge box. The left arm broke at the wrist while bending it to hold the cradled musket.  But then it was easy to glue the pieces back right where I wanted them.

Now they are in more interesting poses for skirmish gaming.  They just need a little putty to finish them up.

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Re: Cat's Silver Bayonet (Brunswick WIP & Wolves)
« Reply #9 on: November 12, 2021, 07:20:27 PM »
You can never have too many wolves.

I am keen to get some of those Victrix Bavarians too.

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Re: Cat's Silver Bayonet (Brunswick WIP & Wolves)
« Reply #10 on: November 12, 2021, 07:28:49 PM »
You can never have too many wolves.

I am keen to get some of those Victrix Bavarians too.

In fact I just ordered a couple of more wolves this afternoon, and Bavarians too!  Just took advantage of the Foundry holiday sale.  They have packs of assorted poses in their Napoleonics range, so got some Bavarians and command along with other goodies, including some French and Austrian casualties for dressing up the found clues.
 
I may not need the Victrix ones after all.

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Re: Cat's Silver Bayonet (Brunswick WIP & Wolves)
« Reply #11 on: November 12, 2021, 07:55:14 PM »
Love the goblins!
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Re: Cat's Silver Bayonet (Brunswick WIP & Wolves)
« Reply #12 on: November 13, 2021, 07:41:12 AM »
I am guilty of loving the easy kitbashing of plastic kits. I am not as skilled as you with metal conversions.

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Re: Cat's Silver Bayonet (Brunswick WIP & Wolves)
« Reply #13 on: November 13, 2021, 06:32:44 PM »
Nice work, the wolves look great (I have one in my painting queue so I am paying special attention).

I am a bit concerned about that goat, though. I hope that pack have full stomachs already!

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Re: Cat's Silver Bayonet (Brunswick WIP & Wolves)
« Reply #14 on: November 13, 2021, 07:58:32 PM »
You never have enough wolves ;)

 

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