Tuesday, 13 March 2018

Classic Napoleonic - Spring Manoeuvres

It was a year ago this month that I started collecting classic Napoleonic wargame figures. During the course of the year I have been renovating, stripping and painting.  The numbers have grown, with the help of the Oxfam haul, to two balanced forces.

As spring is in the air it seems appropriate a hold my first annual review not only to record progress made but also ti act as a record for next years Spring manoeuvres.

Most of the figures are original HIntons with some Alberken/Minifigs. The French gunners are 25mm Minifigs.

The French have 96 foot and 7 mounted figures.




The Anglo,Austrian, Prussian and Portuguese have 108 foot and 8 Mounted figures.




In all I have collected 204 foot and 15 mounted figures plus numerous artillery pieces.  The next few months will see more Cavalry and French Guard Artillery and perhaps some more mounted commanders to swell the ranks.

15 comments:

The Good Soldier Svjek said...

Very impressive collection ! .

Norm said...

A good reflection on a year put to good use.

Jim Duncan said...

Wonderful.

I had to put my 20mm Napoleonic adventure on hold for health reasons but those days are behind me now so I hope to start them up again.

Alastair Morrison said...

A really lovely looking collection of shiny toys...

It’s not ‘vintage’ or ‘ retro’.... it’s the way forwards...

All the best. Aly

Heinz-Ulrich von Boffke said...

Agreed! Very eager to see the gradual addition of some cavalry to the collection.

Best Regards,

Stokes

Gonsalvo said...

The Old School look still looks great!

Peter

Wellington Man said...

Your armies have Merit, Mark! I heartily approve.

Seriously though, what a cracking result, and in such a sort time. I hope you're feeling pleased. They're a joy to behold for the rest of us.

Best regards
WM

Mark Dudley said...

Thanks Tony. Its been fun finding the figures and painting them up.

Mark Dudley said...

Hi Norm

I hope that the next year sees the collection grow.

Mark Dudley said...

Are you still planning on using Newline figures ?

Mark Dudley said...

They are kinda timeless.

Mark Dudley said...

Stokes - I have some more Prussian Lancers on the painting table.

Mark Dudley said...

The figures would look all wrong painted in multiple highlights with textured bases.

Mark Dudley said...

The are 2 things I need to do. Stay focused on this project and dont let distractions get in the way.

Secondly I need to play a game with them.

Captain Nolan said...

I was just going to say the same thing, time for a battle, with an after action report with lots of photos. If you have a place to leave the game set up, I volunteer to command one of the forces by e-mail.