I know what you’re thinking… “Napoleonics!? Tim!? What the…?!” All I can say is I must have suffered some sort of severe head trauma – so severe that I don’t even remember it… and that, combined with all the pretty pictures in the Black Powder book… and the insane five for four regiments deal at Renegade Miniatures… well… let’s just say when the dust settles and the painting brush is put down I’ll have a brigade or two of British ready to do battle
Anyway, these, which are not from Renegade, showed up last week and I’ve been painting like a mad bastard all week trying to get them done for Saturday as my friend Curt was to come up from Regina to run a game of Naopleonic Black Powder. Unfortunately I’ve also been sick this last week and was getting worse rather than better (probably exacerbated by the extremely late nights trying to get these painted!?) and by Saturday I was in no condition to get out of bed, let alone go anywhere… boooooo! Luckily the game was rescheduled for Sunday and with two nights (Friday and Saturday)of good sleep and a day of rest and relaxation (and painting!) I was able to make it out WITH the Highlanders (where these brave jocks gave a good account of themselves).
You can see a report of the weekend’s battle in the Previous Post
(Remember: click on the pictures for a bigger version)
This it the 42nd Regiment of Foot (Royal Highland Regiment).
The figures are all from Front Rank Figures, the flag was painted by myself.
Here they are again in square. Pretty aren’t they?
Column of March
I even picked up some dead/casualty markers (these are also from Front Rank Figures). I have a third one somewhere that I didn’t complete…? (and I forgot to take them along for the game!? URRRR!)
This is actually the main reason I ordered from Front Rank – the casualties. I also ordered a pile of British regulars and even some French casualties… and some for the Seven Years War!? I had been considering Perry Miniatures Highlanders – but for some reason, despite having wonderful casualty packs for just about ALL of their lines… they DON’T have a British Napoleonic casualty pack!?
I’ll probably do a second battalion of Highlanders at some point - the 42nd was apparently brigaded with the 92nd (Gordon) during the Waterloo campaign – and maybe I’ll use Perry’s for those…
I also picked up a few General officer types to act as the brigadiers… (also from Front Rank Figures).
Coming soon on Tim’s Miniature Wargaming Blog:
Well, if those Renegade orders showed up anytime soon, it could very well be more Naps…!? Otherwise it’ll probably be more African tribesman…. Or askaris…?
I still feel like I'm going to cough out a lung, but hopefully I’ll be back on my feet and get a game in again over the next week or so and so there should be a report of that.