Having painted loads of FoW vehicles in the last couple of weeks, I decided it was time for a change of palatte. I thought it was time to reduce the pile of unpainted lead a little, so out came the 15mm Napoleonics. I'm still looking for a suitable blue for the French Napoleonic infantry, so first up is a battalion based for Black Powder, painted using Vallejo ultramarine. In the photos, the flash has made this a rather bright blue, but the models themselves look much more subdued in normal light - I quite like this colour for the French. However, I've now got a pot of Vallejo model air French Blue, which looks like it will be a very good contender.
So first up, Napoleonic line infantry from Lancashire Games. These were made up from a Battlepack of infantry with a pack of line command. A battlepack has enough infantry for three battalions based this way, so a battlepack plus three command packs and "hey presto" a three battalion brigade of infantry. These are based on 6 40x20mm bases and can be used as is for battalion level games of Bllack Powder or split into two three stand units for bigger brigade/divisional level games.
Line infantry in greatcoats, again from Lancashire Games - same ratio of Battlepacks to Command packs gives a three battalion brigade. These boys are painted in khaki grey greatcoats, with uncovered shakos.
Another battalion, this time in neutral grey greatcoats with ivory shako covers.
I have one more battalion in green ochre greatcoats on the workbench - I'm hoping to get these finished before heading off to Sheffield for Joy of 6 on Sunday. If anyone is heading over that way, come and see us at the Bjerkvik Cold War Commanders table where my USMC will be being pounded by various Soviet/Warpac units.
Thanks for looking.