I bought some grass bushes with “flowers” from Heki and I think it makes the bases a bit more interesting.
A WiP shot of the 1st Musketeer Battalion, 1st West Prussian Infantry Regiment. Need to finish the basing and touch up some minor things in the front ranks of each base as well as highlight the metal on the muskets. The figures are from Calpe Miniatures and they were a joy to paint.
These miniatures have been finished since Sunday evening but rain and high humidity made varnishing impossible until this morning.
Its now mostly done except finishing the basing and giving the standard bearer his flag, I might get that done tomorrow, if not I wont get it done before after the weekend since I am going to Switzerland on Thursday morning.
In addition to the Calpe Prussians I am working on a Front Rank 36 figure French Line Infantry Battalion. Originally I ordered a 24 figure sampler pack, which I have painted, and I am now awaiting the rest of the battalion. It will be 6 figure companies, 1 grenadier (red), 4 fusilier and 1 voltigeur (yellow).
Its speed painted, which means block in all the colours, detail, brush on army painter strong tone, finished with a highlight and touch up. I feel that this gives a decent table top standard and enables me to paint whole units at a reasonable pace.
As promised yesterday, I got caught up painting the Calpe Prussians, here are a picture of my speed painted Cuirassiers. The unit will get 10 more cuirassiers, making it a 24 figure unit but I will get 10 metal miniatures from Perry instead of using their plastics in order to better assess the difference.
The miniatures I ordered from Calpe Miniatures arrived with DHL today. I expected to get them in mid september so this was a pleasant surprise.
The miniatures quality is very good and the pose variation is astounding for metal miniatures. I will start to paint one of the 40 figure Musketeer Battalions tonight and hopefully the battalion is completed over the weekend. They will be painted as 1. Musketeer Battalion of the West Prussian Infantry Regiment.
I will get some pictures of the completed French Cuirassiers posted later tonight.
The box of Perry Miniatures French Napoleonic Heavy Cavalry I ordered from Warlord Games has arrived and the quality is superb. I might have to reconsider my initial decision of going all metal for the French. Once the metal miniatures I ordered arrives it will be a bit easier to make a informed decision.
I am currently assembling the miniatures as cuirassiers and will paint them over the weekend.