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Offline vodkafan

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Re: Digits builds Napoleonic French Army - 1st painted Infantry!
« Reply #90 on: December 26, 2019, 03:37:56 PM »


BUT....I wasnít expecting so much flash!   Itís the annoying type...fine flash on fine pieces....difficult to scrape off.   Going to take an age to build them!

That's Ok, take your time!  ;)
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Re: Digits builds Napoleonic French Army - 1st painted Infantry!
« Reply #91 on: April 06, 2020, 05:50:11 PM »
So the big lockdown.......must be an opportunity to tackle something towards my army.....just what....?

I really am torn between a cavalry unit (Iíd love to get my polish lancers done) vs some infantry....which I desperately need to get on with.

I have the summer to work on these and I have lots of other projects to tackle....but it would be nice to make some inroads here.....
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Re: Digits builds Napoleonic French Army - 1st painted Infantry!
« Reply #92 on: April 06, 2020, 06:04:22 PM »
Go lancers... treat yourself!
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Re: Digits builds Napoleonic French Army - 1st painted Infantry!
« Reply #93 on: April 07, 2020, 09:14:06 AM »
I'm with Sparrow on this. Lancers!

Offline vodkafan

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Re: Digits builds Napoleonic French Army - 1st painted Infantry!
« Reply #94 on: April 07, 2020, 09:43:50 PM »
Be scientific...flip a coin!

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Re: Digits builds Napoleonic French Army - 1st painted Infantry!
« Reply #95 on: April 07, 2020, 09:59:15 PM »
Been thinking......yes Iíd love to paint the lancers, indeed the main reason I based these on the forces at Albuera, however....Iím nervous that if I paint them now, I lose any impetus to keep going with the rest of the forces as the lancers will be the pinnacle.

I think I may be better off doing some infantry....

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Re: Digits builds Napoleonic French Army - 1st painted Infantry!
« Reply #96 on: April 08, 2020, 05:08:32 AM »
But thatís sensible , pragmatic and logical! Call yourself a wargamer ?  lol

(Whatever you turn your hands to, I know theyíll be great  ;) )

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Re: Digits builds Napoleonic French Army - 1st painted Infantry!
« Reply #97 on: April 08, 2020, 07:01:25 AM »
Nice call Sparrow!

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Re: Digits builds Napoleonic French Army - 1st painted Infantry!
« Reply #98 on: April 08, 2020, 08:06:22 AM »
Ok, infantry it is, what footsloggers do you have to choose from?

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Re: Digits builds Napoleonic French Army - 1st painted Infantry!
« Reply #99 on: April 08, 2020, 08:22:34 AM »
Well...if I do a block of light infantry, it will finish my first brigade......or I can do the command stands for two blocks.....then I have impetus to to the light infantry to do the first AND the command to start a fourth thereafter.  Maybe TOO sensible?

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Re: Digits builds Napoleonic French Army - 1st painted Infantry!
« Reply #100 on: April 08, 2020, 11:37:56 PM »
Command stands would be fun to do and as you say you would be starting into the second brigade. Less likely you would stop.

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Re: Digits builds Napoleonic French Army - 1st painted Infantry!
« Reply #101 on: April 09, 2020, 02:45:17 PM »
Yup.  Spent the last couple of hours sorting and deciding what to do.



Here we go then....in the foreground, command for the 103rd line.  To the left, command for the 28 light infantry.  Both units from the second brigade, 2nd division.

I realised I already had a quarter almost painted line infantry as you can see in the box.  These are Perry, which I intend mixing with the Warlord.

My thinking is thus.....hit and finish the 103rd quickly after doing the Command bases.   Easy win.  Whilst Iím starting, I can simply paint a couple of light infantry to finish the command stand.   I can then paint the balance of the largest light infantry unit in the division.

May take me a few months but there is no hurry now.

Then, all I will have is the small light infantry unit and a pair of guns to finish my first infantry division......


Whilst going through my minis.....I have two regiments of dragoonís built readdy to paint and a large unit of Chasseurs.   Perhaps after this division, I should concentrate on those.....?

Anyway...at least I have a plan and right now, some intent.    Letís see if I can muster a little mojo....

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Re: Digits builds Napoleonic French Army - 1st painted Infantry!
« Reply #102 on: April 09, 2020, 04:33:45 PM »
I had better get on with mine....first battalion of British has been started, but I got sidetracked...

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Re: Digits builds Napoleonic French Army - 1st painted Infantry!
« Reply #103 on: April 10, 2020, 11:38:33 AM »
Indeed...now would be a good time!

So, woke this am feeling industrious.  First thing I have done, is to finish basing my markers.   I will make a few more cavalry ones, but for now Iíve run out of 50mm renedra bases.



I may even paint a few along side the next paint run.

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Re: Digits builds Napoleonic French Army - 1st painted Infantry!
« Reply #104 on: April 10, 2020, 01:45:04 PM »
I like those a lot Digits!

 

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