Here are this weeks 8 figures. the regiments light companies of voltigeurs. These are 2 companies. for both battalions. 8 more fusiliers and the regiment is complete hopefully I will have time over the rest of the memorial day weekend to polish off the regt. then on to the next project. either artillery or Saxons! 64 figures to date in 2 months.
Saturday, May 22, 2010
First, how many projects start out this way massive outlay of money, diminishing painting returns and finally back of closet never to see the light of day. well this time is different because of 8 a week. 8 a week is my new wargame philosophy. I will just concern myself with painting 8 figures a week. If I want to paint something else, fine paint it. just finish your 8 a week first. It has both rewards and manageable goals built in. so will it last? nah, but let's try!
I have got a little of everything first round of 1806 Saxons, infantry, artillery and cavalry, more French infantry and a 12lb French battery. The Saxons I think look cool in white uni's and are also useful for 1809. The French are really good for the 1805-1807 campaigns but are perfectly useful for the earlier battles as well sans the eagles. But I am sure I well be using them for any battle we play.
And a thank you to my nephew the 25mm warrior. Josh for the French artillery for my birthday. And my wife who every year says "what do you want for your birthday?"and then "oh, you order it yourself".
Sunday, May 16, 2010
I have always had the attention span of a moth when it comes to painting. Even this blog shows my fluttering from one project to the next. but what if...
What if I could paint just 8 figures a week. in a year I would have over 400 figures painted. can you imagine such a thing. I might actually have enough figures to play a real game!
So here is my challenge 8-10 figures a week for the next year. I think I can do it. 6 weeks down only 46 to go! So here are this weeks 10 figures. more old glory Fusiliers. for a total of 6 weeks, 48 figures.
Saturday, May 8, 2010
I am turning into a veritable painting machine! I have never had output like this before. in fact in the 20 + years, 24 to be precise, this is the most I have ever painted including 15's! So enough self congratulations here is this week's French. 10 more old glory Fusiliers for a total of 38 figures in the last month.
I think one thing that has really helped is painting while listening to podcast. These seem to work much better at keeping me engaged and focused than music. And what better podcast then the Napoleon podcast. There are 50+ episodes lasting from 1-1/12 hours long and while I don't agree with everything they say.( I find the hosts to be rather Bonapartists) they are lively and and fun discussions.
Saturday, May 1, 2010
First battalion is finshed sans the elite companies. with the pre 1808 organization of 7 line fusiler companies and 2 elite companies. a total of 36 figures.
I am going to do a historic organization and have chosen General (The future Marshal) Suchet divsion in Marshal Lannes V corps. A hard fighting corps that was in the thick of things at both Austerlitz and Jena it also was involved at Saalfeld.