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[FoGN] Dan's Peninsular British (AB)
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2013 10:11 am    Post subject: [FoGN] Dan's Peninsular British (AB) Reply with quote

So this is not my first wargaming army but it's my first ever Napoleonic one. I'm still waiting on a few paints to arrive but I've made a start on the first unit.





There are a lot of sideburns Smile
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 27, 2013 4:56 am    Post subject: Re: [FoGN] Dan's Peninsular British (AB) Reply with quote

Carriage wrote:
There are a lot of sideburns Smile


I've noticed the same thing painting Prussians. Lots of sideburns and porn star moustaches. The one thing I didn't pay much attention to at the NGV Napoleon exhibition was the hair styles, so I don't know if it's 100% historically accurate, or if it is partially influenced by the fact that the films Waterloo and The Duellists came out in the 70's.

Those miniatures look great; nice detail, as you expect from AB. Looking forward to seeing how they turn out.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 27, 2013 5:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, I'm loving how there's so many different little bits of variety even though they're virtually in the same pose. I think the portuguese minis have massive moustaches. I haven't had a close look in a while.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 27, 2013 10:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Some more progress. I've done the pants. I'm not sure the officers should be white as they're not wearing boots, though as far as I can tell or find out, both the ensigns and the officer on horse should be wearing white pants in the peninsula. If anyone knows more, please let me know.



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PostPosted: Fri Mar 01, 2013 12:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A minor update. I've put the basecoat of VMC flat red down on the enlisted men and VMC scarlet on the officers and given them all a GW baal red wash which is still wet. In hindsight using baal red was probably not a good idea as it's no longer in production. I'm going to see tomorrow if it really needed a mud or black wash. I'm going to highlight back up to the original colour and I still have to decide on facings and the drummer's jacket colour.

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 03, 2013 2:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

So I've made some more progress



There's some tidying up to do but it'll wait until after the webbing
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 03, 2013 10:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looking good.

The AB range is really nice - it almost looks like they're 28mm!

Keep up the good work.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 04, 2013 9:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've got a couple of questions about uniforms. My research shows that the British changed to grey trousers in mid 1812. Is this correct? How widespread would this be? For example, if I painted my men all with white trousers and used the 1812-1814 list, would that be less than ideal?

Ideally, I'd like to be able to use my army for any british list in the peninsular
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 04, 2013 12:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd imagine they'd be all sorts of various colours, because of course when their trousers wore out, they'd have to get hold of new ones, often from the peasants or just simply nicked. Of course also other trousers would have patches and the like as well. I suppose it depends on how much these soldiers are veteran troops.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 05, 2013 10:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

More progress. I thought I'd cleaned up most mistakes but having photos double the size makes them obvious Razz





I'm thinking I like the parade ground look of all white trousers. It's only the 1812-14 list (and the already different 1813 one) that won't be accurate, but I'm okay with that if I want to use that list.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 18, 2013 10:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

So it's been a while since my last update as I've been working on getting a table for Infinity done. Anyway, the muskets are done and I've started blocking in colours for their equipment on their backs.


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 23, 2013 11:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

More progress. I still need to do the officers/drummer but these guys are done. Obviously I still need to base them.

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 24, 2013 6:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very nice! BTW - the pots of Tamiya paints take me back to my youth of painting airplane kits.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 25, 2013 10:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Officers!



That's the unit painted apart from basing.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 25, 2013 10:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

and flags, you have to have lots of flags
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