Saka Light Cavalry

Saka Light Cavalry

Monday, 12 January 2015

Napoleonic Column - Into the Storm

I have rally enjoyed the whole Project Waterloo and still getting a lot of pleasure from the work that I continue to do and yet the release from the commitment of painting unit after unit for the game is so very sweet as well.

I have had the little base in mind for over a year but never felt I had the time to actually paint it up. Thus free from commitments I finally did this base just for the joy of doing it.

The idea being a French column marching into a storm of fire and despite this still closing up the ranks and marching on into the storm.

These are Adler 6mm figures and I am fairly sure it will make it onto that Waterloo table and just as sure it will run for it on the first roll! No matter, it's going to have it's 30 seconds of G(l)ory.

It's a mix Adler French line figures and the two casualty packs. I also want to do a version in square but that will have to wait till I buy some more casualties and troops in firing or kneeling positions. I think a Prussian version will be done before then.

The guy dead centre has a shako glued to the back f his head allowing it to look like it's falling off. This is aided by a small pin attached to the shako that fits into a hole in the base of the head. Very well thought out by Leon and these figures really add to your base.

Sprawled bodies behind the column also help tell the sorry story and the column is at the point of breaking as the central ranks get a pasting and the colours start to fall. I had to twist and bend the officer and standard bearer but the rest are all supplied as shown.

It was such fun to spend the time just messing around and whilst I need no more Naps for the Project I will continue to add more regular and fun bases as the mood takes me.

22 comments:

  1. Love these Ian, the extra bodies really set it apart.

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    1. Thanks, I am a real fan of the poses available

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    1. I managed to resist reaching for the red paint!

      Ian

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    1. followed by a lot of rattles and spatting noises

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  4. That is a great base of figures, hard to believe they're 6mm!

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    1. The level of sculpting is very high allowing the painter t shine

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  5. I agree with Ray, if you didn´t tell us these are 6mm, there would be no way of knowing! These are superb! Congratulations! :D

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    1. Please don't agree t much with Ray it makes him unbearable ;-)

      Thanks for the praise too
      Ian

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  6. Great looking 'animated' unit Ian. Wonderful.

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    1. most of the animation comes from Adler, it was the quality f the casualties that gave me the idea.

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  7. I've seen some great 6mm Napoleonic posts in the last few days, but this one is superb. I'm almost wishing I still had my 6mm Russians so I could rebase them in this more animated style.

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    1. Why thank you, of course you could always buy new ones :-)

      Ian

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  8. Excellent stand Ian! Really like what you have do here. Very cool!

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    1. Cheers Roger. I want to do a number of others as well at some point.

      Ian

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  9. My lingering doubt about 6mm for Napoleoniocs was that they lacked character and looked like Wooden Tops. These have certainly dispelled that doubt! Lovely work!

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    1. Thanks Gary. You must come to The Joy of Six in July at Sheffield t see our Waterloo game.

      You at York in a couple of weeks?

      Ian

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  10. This was some really lovely work! Especially considering that it's 6mm. Nice little converting!

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    1. Well I did not do that much in converts, most of it was done already by Leon

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  11. Stunning looking troops Ian!!!

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    1. Thanks, I have a few more planned when I get the figures

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