May 312017
 

I was going to keep this as a secret project just in case, as has happened before, it come to nought…

I’ve always wanted to do 1806 Prussians. I tried starting in 6mm, had some French painted, but never got round to the Prussians. And then sold them… I’ve contemplated 28mm but too expensive. I’ve since decide that 6mm is no good for my eyes. And 15mm I would just spend too long painting especially as I’d want to go the AB route…

And the last few weeks I’ve been following the progress of Richard Phillips on various Facebook groups as he progresses rapidly through an 1806/9 Saxon project in 10mm. So I thought, what the hell, a few samples can’t hurt…

Now he is using Magister Militum 10mm and I quite like them but I also spotted the Lancer Miniatures range for the period. I quite like the infantry but am a little reserved about the cavalry. I’ll paint a few and see… So I ordered a pack of Prussian musketeers and command and painted 4 bases of 6. Quickly. Roughly two hours from undercoated to done. They could be a little neater in places and I’ll likely spend more time on the others but with the purpose of getting units done quickly they will do…

I’m broadly planning on using General d’Armee and four bases will form a standard unit. And I’m looking at the OOB for Saalfeld so get to paint Fusiliers and Saxons as well.

We shall see what happens but I only really intend to buy a couple of units at a time and paint them before ordering more. And I still need to find the right flags!

 

  4 Responses to “Something new – sort of…”

  1. Very nice 🙂 Lancer Miniatures are much better than Mag Mil in my very ‘umble opinion. I think the proportions are better.
    All my 10mm are for the Peninsular War and based on 60 x 30s, several thousand figures and never yet used!
    I hope your 10mm project gets more use than mine has.

  2. They look very splendid, Andy, but isn’t there a base missing?

  3. Interesting diversion Andy! Very nice painting, you should have based for DBN though 😉

  4. That’s a very good point, Dave. Schoolboy error, that.

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