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Offline pauld

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Starting Silver Bayonet
« on: February 02, 2023, 12:26:20 PM »
I've had it a while.
Nice book.
I enjoyed reading it.
It looks like a good game.  Simple mechanics, seems easy to play.
You can play it solo.
Napoleonic uniforms are so pretty.
Hmm, I bought some Victrix British and French infantry plastics a long time ago. 
They've sat in the the pile for ages. Strokes beard...
I'll get a few Perry Command sprues to make the characters.
Those Wargames Atlantic Riflemen look good too.  What Ho, Sharpie.
I have a lot of fantasy minis I could use for the monsters.
Better buy some GW Goblin Town Gobbos just to make sure (like I need an excuse).
Let's do some research aka look at pretty pictures.
Look, there's a spreadsheet roster some clever persons done.
That'll save a lot of work.
Shall I?
Go on, you know you need another genre/play set to go with the other 999.
Now what can I rustle up?


So goes the thought balloon escaping out the top of my head.  The everyday ramblings of a wargaming butterfly.

But positive action, there's the rub, it so seldom happens.  But this time I'll make a start.

This is what I have come up with.

British Unit (100 Recruitment Points – Officer and 6 Soldiers)



Captain Richard Blunt (so predictable, yawn)
Inspiring and Hard to put down.
Hand Weapon, Rifle, Cartridge Box, Cold Iron Weapon, Cold Iron Shot

Junior Officer Lieutenant Nigel Pargeter (dum ti dum ti dum ti dum)
Great Faith
Hand Weapon, Two Pistols, Cold Iron Weapon

Veteran Hunter Sergeant Sharper (we're persisting with this then, really? double yawn)
Indefatigable, Volley Gun, Pistol, Hand Weapon, Salt Bag, Holy Symbol

Rifleman Maggot
Rifle and Cartridge Box

3 x Infantryman (Tom, Dick and Harry)
Musket and Cartridge Box


French Unit (102 Recruitment Points – Officer and 7 Soldiers)



Capitaine Henri Leconte
Nimble and Inspiring
Hand Weapon, Two Pistols, Cold Iron Shot, Holy Symbol

Docteur Gaston Pequot
Medic
Hand Weapon, Pistol

Sapper Laurent Lefort
Combat Engineer
Heavy Weapon, Musket and Cartridge Box

Heavy Cavalryman Maurice Chevalier
Combat Rider
Hand Weapon, Pistol, Breastplate (OK we'll have to pretend here won't we)

Supernatural Investigator Clement Clouseau
Supernatural Veteran, Monster Expert
Fencing Weapon, Two Pistols

Grenadier Baptiste La Bombe
Musket and Cartridge Box

2 x Infantrymen (Jules et Jim)
Musket and Cartridge Box

So, rostered up, built, primed and based – at least I've made a start.

The Wargames Atlantic chaps are vertically challenged compared to Perry and Victrix so I have given them a boost with an extra penny - it should be less noticeable when the wee men are on the table.

I brush primed Liquitex Professional Neutral Gray Gesso for the first time (bold move on a 14 figure lot I thought - glob it on and let it shrink they say - I know how to live life on the edge).

Luckily it mostly worked although it's a bit streaky on some of the flat areas  :(  We'll see how it takes paint when I slap some on.  Doubt I'll use it again though but we'll see the end results first.

I have used Rowney Black Gesso many times before with good results but I want the colours to pop more this time.

Next step … let's get painting.




« Last Edit: April 10, 2023, 02:48:26 PM by pauld »
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Offline Malamute

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Re: Starting Silver Bayonet (Project Log of a Reluctant Painter)
« Reply #1 on: February 02, 2023, 01:14:20 PM »
A good start. Look forward to seeing your progress.
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Re: Starting Silver Bayonet (Project Log of a Reluctant Painter)
« Reply #2 on: February 02, 2023, 01:31:21 PM »
Aye, a grand start. 👍
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Offline Cordvane

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Re: Starting Silver Bayonet (Project Log of a Reluctant Painter)
« Reply #3 on: February 02, 2023, 05:22:44 PM »
Looking good. Let's see where the Though-balloon takes you.

Offline Hitman

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Re: Starting Silver Bayonet (Project Log of a Reluctant Painter)
« Reply #4 on: February 02, 2023, 11:50:02 PM »
2 GREAT looking groups. I love the names!! If you hadn't mentioned that Blunt and Sharper were on an extra penny, I would not have noticed. It made me go back and look. Now, fill the empty balloon with some paint. Looking forward to seeing them finished.
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Re: Starting Silver Bayonet (Project Log of a Reluctant Painter)
« Reply #5 on: February 03, 2023, 09:46:06 AM »
That’s a nice looking collection of figures. Very thoughtfully, er.. curated.
Looking forward to seeing them (reluctantly) painted  :)

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Re: Starting Silver Bayonet (Project Log of a Reluctant Painter)
« Reply #6 on: February 03, 2023, 03:40:25 PM »
Cracking looking figures.

Offline MaleGriffin

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Re: Starting Silver Bayonet (Project Log of a Reluctant Painter)
« Reply #7 on: February 03, 2023, 04:29:15 PM »
Fantastic start! I can't wait to see them painted!
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Offline DivisMal

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Re: Starting Silver Bayonet (Project Log of a Reluctant Painter)
« Reply #8 on: February 03, 2023, 08:24:55 PM »
👍 nice start! Now I’m excited for which colors you’ll go!

Offline pauld

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Re: Starting Silver Bayonet (Project Log of a Reluctant Painter)
« Reply #9 on: February 05, 2023, 05:19:21 PM »
Blunt, Sharper and Maggot discover what has been feeding on the corpses that litter the nearby battlefield ...



Snapped on the painting bench before varnish the first of the units arrive - regular British up next.

No Giant Spiders in the Bestiary so I'll have to make up my own stats (or steal those from Rangers of Shadowdeep not forgetting to beef up the numbers for the big girl).

Offline DivisMal

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Re: Starting Silver Bayonet (Project Log of a Reluctant Painter)
« Reply #10 on: February 05, 2023, 06:06:17 PM »
Blunt, Sharper and Maggot discover what has been feeding on the corpses that litter the nearby battlefield ...



Snapped on the painting bench before varnish the first of the units arrive - regular British up next.

No Giant Spiders in the Bestiary so I'll have to make up my own stats (or steal those from Rangers of Shadowdeep not forgetting to beef up the numbers for the big girl).

Actually this gives rise to the „Rifles of Shadowdeep“ Mod! Good idea!

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Re: Starting Silver Bayonet (post added 05/02)
« Reply #11 on: February 06, 2023, 08:11:03 AM »
Great work! Looking good and I love your idea to add giant spiders to Silver Bayonet.

Offline pauld

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Re: Starting Silver Bayonet (post added 05/02)
« Reply #12 on: April 10, 2023, 02:48:06 PM »
Two months!

Well it's been cold up in the top of the house but at last I have now done something more toward the project.

First of the British Infantry and a tickle up of a French lad painted some time ago (a shortcut to finishing) although face furniture still needs adding.



Also played around with a couple of goblins looking for a colour scheme - too dark I feel



Other victims lined up at the rear

See you in two another months I expect.


 

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