Brunswick Artillery

 

Well, as I already have said in my last post, there is only one version each of the Brunswick foot and horse artillery from the Perries. I really couldn’t decide which I wanted to have twice, so I went for a conversion instead. I took two English gunners in fatigues and painted them in Brunswick colors (well, black really) and also did a conversion of two light infantrymen – their uniform is not so different from the artillery, and I pressed them into duty giving them tools (and limbs) from the Victrix artillery box.

I have to say I like the result, and I’m quite happy that I have now three entirely different artillery pieces. As you can see, I also made this one into a howitzer – again the barell is from the Victrix-box (drilled by me for better effect).

Here now is the entire battery in all its (black) splendour. As you can see, I have also finished the second additional skirmisher base that this army is entitled to.

And as a parting shot a photo from the front.

Yes, I see it myself, I really have to buy a new varnish. This one really turned out much to shiny. If transformed into a contemporary painting, the varnish doesn’t show :-)

Have a nice weekend, and thanks for dropping by.

Brunswick

 

I definitely needed some pause from red uniforms, so I’ve stalled  the British core army for a moment in order to start with the Brunswickers. Since it is not only the same project but really the same army I think this is a diversion I can allow myself.

Again my project seems to stand under a lucky star – the moment I had decided to do the Brunswick army a very nice bunch of figures came up for auction on ebay – and I really don’t know why, but nobody wanted to place a bid. So I got them for a more than fair price. Of course as always some minor amendments and repairs (and of course the inevitable rebasing) were due, but the quality of the painting is exceptional.

With this head-start I’m in the lucky position to have a unit of cavalry already finished. Well, here it is:


The Brunswick allied coningent in Lasalle consists of one light cavalry unit (now finished), two infantry units, one elite infantry unit and two skirmisher bases – one of them is now finished, too:

Lastly there is an artillery unit. Here I also was able to akquire two pieces of artillery:

As your skilled eye will certainly have detected right away, the right piece is horse artillery. Yet I’m willing to allow this latitude, as the Perries have only one variant each of foot and horse artillery, and it would look very dull to have three identical looking artillery crews. I’m now going to order a third piece and start on the infantry.

Have a nice weekend!

Finally – the 28th

Hello everyone,

now this took longer than I had intended. I had to go on a business trip for several days, and that did capsize my shedule. Anyway, now the sixth regiment of my army is ready. As you can see from the last but one blog, the 28th is something of a joker unit. Since it was the only unit that fought in the Waterloo campaign maintaining their peninsular uniform, it can (and will) be equally well used in both theatres of war.

As with the other units, again many of the figures were from the akquired collection, I “only” had to rebase them, add some figures and do some head-swaps (this time the other way round – removing the Belgish Shakos). They are not a work of art, but I quite like their appearance. As for the colors, this time I used one of the colors that come with the perry plastic miniatures. Alas I had to overpaint it a bit and especially had to adjust the regimental shield with the right numeral.

Now only two units of infantry, a unit of artillery and the high command are missing – as well as some more skirmisher bases. After that I’m going to have to decide what additional selection I’ll use. With Lasalle, an army consists of the core army (for the British that is 6 infantry batallions – 8 if the player is the attacker – and a battery) and additional selections. These can be organic (meaning they are deployed simultaniously with the core army), reserve (they will enter the battlefield with some delay) or alied. With the British, the alied choice seems to be an elegant one – because it can be used in both theaters of war. So I think I’m deciding on the black Brunswickers. They are an interesting army and shoul be easy to paint as well.

I’ll be off to buy some more black then. Wish you all a beautiful weekend and thanks again for dropping by.

A word of introduction

Welcome Everyone.

I’m Sir Tobi. This my blog. Since this is settled, let’s talk business. You’re probably wondering by now why you’re here, and who am I to answer that? But I know what I’m here for, and that’s talking at length about my current projects and showing some nice pictures while I’m at it.

So what kind of projects can you expect to see here? Our Club, the Ulmer Strategen, is specialised on miniature wargames in every historical epoch between the first thrown rock and about 1900. My main interest in this rather broad specialisation lies with everything Roman, but lately I’ve dipped my toe into the waters of Napoleonic wargaming and I have to say I like it. So the Napoleonic project will probably the first one I’ll show and tell about.

I hope you enjoy this blog. Now that you know the way, don’t be a stranger.

Very best regards,
Tobi