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Author Topic: Diablo Jon goes Napoleonic for 2023 Now with added Schwarze Schar  (Read 4417 times)

Offline Diablo Jon

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Stunning work will be a joy to see these in a battle report in the future. Like the idea of picking a manageable backwater be good to see the rest of the project developing. Keep up the good work as they say.

thank you sir

Another week and another batch of Bavarian infantry. Iím guessing people might be getting a little bored of them now but Iím finding the once a week blog posting is helping to keep my output up so I will keep posting pictures of yet more Bavarians for the moment. With these guys done I have one more battalion of 16 infantry, an artillery battery and a command base and some casualty markers left to paint. I think next week I will paint the artillery as a change of pace from all the infantry Iíve been painting. Not a lot to say about these miniatures really they are basically the other eight action pose plastic Victrix infantry again painted up as the same light infantry 5th battalion as the first skirmishing unit.












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They look great! 👍
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Offline Diablo Jon

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To take a break from Bavarian infantry I decided to paint up some artillery. In reality the single Bavarian battalion in my chosen campaign were supported by two captured Austrian 3pdr guns crewed by some men from an artillery depot company. Seeing as Iíve already turned the one battalion in a four battalion brigade I figured I would make the artillery into a regular 6pdr battery.

The guns and gunners are all Front Rank and really fun to paint. It was interesting having painted a number of hard plastic miniatures recently how much easier the metal ones were to paint. I think there were a couple of reasons for this the metal miniatures have much deeper or raised details than the plastic miniatures and the Front Rank miniatures being of an older era have exaggerated features as opposed to the more in scale plastic miniatures all of which just makes it easy to pick out the details..

With the Artillery painted I just have one battalion (half plastic Victrix half Front Rank metals), which will be this weeks project, and then a command base and some causality markers for games to finish my Bavarian contingent.










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Re: Diablo Jon goes Napoleonic for 2023 Now with Bavarian Artillery
« Reply #33 on: March 28, 2023, 03:37:21 PM »
Fantastic looking figures! I especially love the discolored muzzles!
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Re: Diablo Jon goes Napoleonic for 2023 Now with Bavarian Artillery
« Reply #34 on: March 29, 2023, 06:33:13 AM »
Fantastic looking figures! I especially love the discolored muzzles!

Thanks 👍

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Re: Diablo Jon goes Napoleonic for 2023 Now with Bavarian Artillery
« Reply #35 on: March 29, 2023, 09:38:43 AM »
Brilliant work, really enjoying to see your Bavarians. 👍

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Re: Diablo Jon goes Napoleonic for 2023 Now with Bavarian Artillery
« Reply #36 on: March 29, 2023, 12:03:36 PM »
Brilliant work, really enjoying to see your Bavarians. 👍

Thanks they are almost done now I'm half way through the last battalion and then just have a few casualty markers and a command base to paint.

My order of Black Brunswickers from Steve Barber arrived in the post so I need to stay disciplined and avoid the temptation to start on them until I've finished the Bavarians.

Offline Diablo Jon

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Re: Diablo Jon goes Napoleonic for 2023 Now with Bavarian Artillery
« Reply #37 on: April 17, 2023, 05:12:08 AM »
Well it took a bit longer than expected but here is my last Bavarian Battalion despite having some time off at Easter I actually found less time to paint than when Iím working (thanks garden and house and all those annoying things that needed sorting). This is the 2nd battalion of the 8th infantry regiment whose uniform was pretty much the same as the 4th regiment except for the buttons which were gold rather than silver. This unit used up the last of the plastic Victrix miniatures with the numbers made up with Front Rank metals. I had to do this because, unlike the Perry brothers, Victrix donít sell their command frames separately which is a shame and I think missing a trick on Victrixís part. Thatís the Bavarians just about done now with just a command base and some casualty markers left to paint this week. I love the Bavarian uniform but Iíll admit I donít enjoy painting it that much so Iím kind of glad these guys are finished now.










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Huzzah! 👏🏻

Offline David H

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Excellent!
Congratulations on completing your project, they look great.

Offline CapnJim

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You have some great-looking minis in this thread.  i especially like those Bayerischers.
"Remember - Incoming Fire Has the Right-of-Way"

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Thanks for the nice comments chaps.

The final finishing touches to my first finished force are a command base and casualty markers for my Bavarians. As mentioned before Iím planning on using Neil Thomas One Hour Wargame rules for my solo games. In these rules units take hits rather than casualty removal to show the gradual degradation of units now I could have used paper and pen or just placed counters by units to record this but I thought Iíd jazz it up a bit by having dice holding bases with casualties modelled on it to record hits. I realised when I was taking photos I didnít do a base for the artillery battery so thatís a job for another time.

The One Hour Wargames rules donít require any command bases but I have a few ideas for house rules one of which is to bolt on the old classic DBA D6 command and control rule to add a bit of friction to the rules. To allow me to do that Iíve painted up a command stand with a couple of junior officers and a General der Infanterie having a chat.

As mentioned before in this thread, in my chosen campaign of Bohemia/Saxony/Westphalia in 1809, the Bavarians had a very minor part to play contributing a scratch battalion made up of three depot companies from the three different regiments and a small battery of two guns. As I had so many Victrix Bavarians and I felt it was a waste not to use them Iíve ended up expanding the Bavarians into a small brigade of four battalions (the light battalion acting as skirmishers) and a artillery battery. I now have to decided what nation to paint up next I have Victrix French and Austrians that I could start on but my 1809 Black Brunswickers from Steve Barber have recently turned up in the post and Iím itching to get started on them.












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Re: Diablo Jon goes Napoleonic for 2023 Bavarians All Finished!
« Reply #42 on: April 24, 2023, 05:58:45 AM »
Brilliant work, truly inspirational.

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Re: Diablo Jon goes Napoleonic for 2023 Bavarians All Finished!
« Reply #43 on: April 24, 2023, 08:57:38 AM »
Lovely job, & as to which army to do next... go with your gut feeling, Black Brunswickers. :)

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Re: Diablo Jon goes Napoleonic for 2023 Bavarians All Finished!
« Reply #44 on: April 24, 2023, 09:39:42 AM »
Splendid  8)

 

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