As I mentioned, no gaming this past weekend, but I was pretty productive in terms of cleaning stuff up, painting, and basing, and other than the completed stuff I'm posting, I also moved down the road a ways in terms of getting a lot of other stuff done as well. I keep dreaming of Napoleons; I bought a slew in 10mm, painted by someone else, based for brigade-level games (like Blucher, Volley and Bayonet, Grand Armee, etc...), then determined that really wasn't the type of game I was looking for (if anyone is interested in these Napoleonics: http://blackhawkhet.blogspot.com/2013/12/10mm-napoleonic-french.html and http://blackhawkhet.blogspot.com/2013/12/napoleonic-coalition-forces.html , please let me know. Note, these have almost entirely been re-based for 12 infantry and three cavalry per stand). Then I bought a slew of Baccus 6mm Napoleonics, painted some, but ultimately bogged down and sold them off. Well, I hopped in again, of course. Next month will be a full year ago that I bought a slew in 10mm Napoleonics from Connie and Russ over at OG 25s.
Well, suffice to say, I'd gotten some stuff done, but not a whole lot... But, having seen Steve on his "Sound Officers Call" blog cavorting about, having a good time playing some Black Powder (http://soundofficerscall.blogspot.com/2017/03/friday-night-naps.html) has spurred me to action, and so I got busy to painting and basing. I painted up a total of six French and one Austrian battalions, and decided to base one of each up to see how they'd look; that was actually part of the problem. Part of my sluggishness was regarding the issue of basing. I had planned on going with big, 80-man battalions, but I saw Steve's basing up of 40-man battalions and figured that would work just fine. So let's take a look.
I need to start knocking these infantry out, then move on to cavalry, then artillery (to include limbers), then command. Damn, plenty of work to do, but I've got to get to it if I ever hope to actually play a damn game! My plan it to do small chunks: six French infantry battalions, then six Austrian, followed by a couple cavalry regiments each, a couple artillery batteries each, and a couple command stands each. That way I can at least MAYBE get a game in this decade. The danger there is that I get enough done for a game and say hell with finishing up the rest! Anyway, thanks for looking, and next up is some more modern troops.