Sunday, 22 September 2013

Wargames table has grown

I've managed to increase the size of my wargames table to 12'x6', which has given me the chance to start making a few more interesting bits now I have the room.
so here is the first WIP pics

 can you see what it is yet?
As you can see it's a messy job, Dyson on hand!

Friday, 20 September 2013

Tuesday, 17 September 2013

Prussian Dragoons WIP1

a WIP shot of my command figures for the 2nd Dragoons. part of the 1st cavalry brigade, I corp during the 100 days. The 2nd dragoons were heavily involved at Ligny, holding off the French on the final stages. They also clashed with the Dragoons of the Imperial Guard near the Bois de Fleurus.
figures are perry miniatures.

Monday, 16 September 2013

Saxe-coburg voltigeurs, 4th regiment of the Rhine

I've been asked more than a few times to show a few close ups of the new Perry miniatures confederation of the Rhine troops. So i'll start with the most colourful! 

The first two battalions for the 4th Rhinbund regiment included a voltigeur company comprising of men supplied by the duchies of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld.
This has to be one of the most colourful uniforms EVER!! as can be seen above. 
These are obviously part of my commission for Perry miniatures new confederation of the Rhine range.I will be painting a battalion for pleasure as soon as time allows!

For full detailed plates you can't get better than peter bundes plates

Sunday, 15 September 2013

Saxe-Weimar Chasseurs, 3rd battalion 4th regiment Confederation of the Rhine

The third battalion 4th regiment Confederation of the Rhine was designated as light infantry and comprised of troops from the states of Saxe-Weimar and Saxe-Hildburghausen. The third rank were armed with rifles. These Perry miniatures are a real joy to paint, the dark green Prussian cut uniform contrasts nicely with the buff belts. If you are in a rush to get them finished you could always go for the later black belts! 

Thursday, 12 September 2013

Anhalt battalion, 5th regiment confederation of the Rhine

Here is a quick shot of some of the Anhalt figures I painted for Perry miniatures new range.
Fantastic they are to!
I have these and Lippe on my desk to complete the 5th regiment. After that it is on to the 4th!

Before that I have Mongols,Saxons and Austrians to finish so I best crack on!!! 

Wednesday, 11 September 2013

Confederation of the Rhine

Lippe 1809
Well perry miniatures have just released what has to be the most colourful range of Napoleonic soldiers ever!

The Confederation of the Rhine in all its glory!

I have ordered the 5th to start. The 5th regimant comprises the Lippe and Anhalt battalions. As soon as I have these babies painted up I will move onto the 4th and I can't wait.

There is quite a lot of info out the on the Rhinebund but it can be quite confusing. Alan Perry has very kindly broken down the regimental organisation on the website, which will be helpful to get you going.
As i paint the regiments I will try and find the time to write a little potted history.