: Thanks! What a shame. I hope you still got some other historical minis left in your collection?
87: Oh well, I guess there are much worse people to be a fanboy of around. Actually, I've got a Napoleon figure. Got it from Warlord Games recently when I ordered that book on the Polish during the Napoleonic Wars back in summer. Not sure if I'll get to paint him though. Do you know that little diorama set the Perrys made with Napoleon in it? That looks really nice. Oh, come to think of it, I've got the 6mm My Little Ogre set by Baccus of course for my own wee Napoleonics (which I dearly hope will see a few licks of paint some time soon!). But as for this Waterloo project - nope, I'm not scheduled to paint Napoleon himself. Would have been really great, but I didn't want to ask if I could paint him up because I'm sure someone else already had offered to do that most prestigious centre piece of the game. All I'll do in 28mm is my 27th line regiment. Well, there's this other project in the pipeline for which I may have to do a bunch of Bavarians as well (Tyrolean rebellion. Andreas Hofer and all of that). ;) In 6mm though I'll do it all! At some point in time. Got a lot of that stuff lying alround, all bare metal.
@Gitsplitta: ...and first and foremost they look awesome! :D
Okay, it's been a while since the last update. Mainly because I didn't do much show-worthy to be honest (played C&C Ancients again on Friday). However, this past Saturday the Waterloo Boys set up a demo table for The Big Game (a scaled down teaser at least) at Vienna Army Museum for their special Waterloo event. They got a spot right in the middle of the big festival hall, which is pretty darned cool. Of course it's all leading up to VIVAT III in mid-November:
With a firm hand and a big map, Nikfu orders how to set up the table:
Here's a closer look at the map:
See the VI Corps under Lobau, right to the North of where the Imperial Guard is held in reserve? This is where my dudes are going to sit (along with many others). My dudes are just half of 2nd Batallion who themselves are just half of 19th Division who of course are just a third of VI Corps. But they still count!
Right on queue, the Imperial Guard Grenadiers showed up:
Quite a few reenactors were present on the day as well. No formations as such, but a bunch of various specimen. I even spotted a lone Austrian grenadier (not pictured) outside the museum as well.
All the buildings you see here are by Hovels
. Really, really nice 25mm resin buildings. I've also seen their 15mm stuff. Very nice as well.
Considering they're resin buildings they aren't very expensive either.
Here's another look at the village of which I forgot the name of, along with a few more reenactors depicting Brits:
British Rocket troop en miniature:
As time progressed the table filled with minis:
After a while this chap got out the old bagpipes for a sound-check:
It sounded rather nice and certainly added mood to the whole scene, but bloody hell this thing was loud.
So that was that. I could only stay for the setup as I had to leave for further adventures (originally I had planned to visit a miniatures gaming get-together at a nearby [1.5hours drive] castle, but that [the event, not the castle] was relocated farther to the south, which would have meant a 3 hours drive back and forth each, so I passed on that). So what was I actually up to in the mean time? What I usually do when I get quiet for a while, I painted a bunch of Polish Lancers:
These of course aren't for myself, but for a customer. 25mm Minifigs from the early 1980s, being Vistula Legion, former 1st Uhlans, at the time these figures depict them 7th Lancer regiment in post-1812 field dress. As with the Guard Lancerrs, 32 figures per unit. These are just the troopers in the picture, officers, NCOs, colour sergeant and trumpeter are still in the works. The guys pictured are pretty much finished. I'll pick up the horses on Wednesday. Hope you like the pictures.