Saka Light Cavalry

Saka Light Cavalry

Wednesday, 20 April 2016

Last Entry Of The Challenge

Sorry my posting has slowed to a crawl, just been too busy, too tired from work this last two weeks and what I have painted has taken an age to paint! I still can't blog about what I have painted as I am awaiting flags to finish them off, two battalions of SYW Prussians.

I wanted to finish in style so I painted up a couple of squares using Adler skirmish and casualty figs with a a command strip thrown in, all from the French 1812-15 range.

Both squares are rather gory affairs with the casualties mounting with dead on all four sides. I really wanted it to look rather desperate, I think I should probably have had a face or two in better shape but I rather enjoyed the destruction.

A number of Baccus dead also made it onto the bases adding a bit more variety to the mix. I have to admit is was a bit of a pain cutting all the figures onto single bases but as always it pays off to do so.

The animation that Adler get in their figures is pushed well beyond the excellent normal standards into a thing of beauty, I really want to see the Prussian ones out before I finish off my collection so I can take advantage of adding these to a few bases.

I have plenty of casualty figures but no skirmish figures so can't at the moment add any more (Lee says I need lots more LOL), but I will need to order more skirmish to paint up the other Adler French and Polish battalions I have already.

I love this view, can you imagine doing it on a lot bigger scale, that's something to consider for a pet project, after all it's not like I have a lot on!

One square is line and the other light, these being the light.

These will be used as regular battalions I think, possibly though I will bring them out when I am forced into square, not really sure yet.

So lots of death but no gore, I resisted the temptation of adding blood as I think it detracts, especially at this scale.

This squares not in quite as bad a shape as the first one but it's getting there! 

Next few posts will possibly be my recent purchases, I am not giving much away but two new rule sets for different projects and a rather large reinforcement for my SYW Prussian army, which is being posted out tomorrow.



18 comments:

  1. Brilliant work Ian. If I were to do 6mm Napoleonics this is exactly what I would want to do - pose my Battalions in dioramic bases just like these. Fantastic. I wish there was the diversity in figs to let me do ECW units like this.

    Its also really interesting to see you mixing Baccus and Adler figures. I have wondered about that over the years. Your dynamic basing here covers up any size discrepancies, but why about more traditional formations - are the useable side by side?

    Again, fantastic work Ian. Far too inspiring damn you!

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    1. Well regards ECW and diversity, Baccus are planning on a total revamp of their ECW range so it's going to happen.

      Side by side on the same base they don't work so well when standing with cavalry being the worst. On separate bases they work well enough.

      Thanks
      Ian

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    1. Thanks Tamsin, really was happy with these

      Ian

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  3. Such a clever idea and really effective Ian, wonderful stuff Sir.

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    1. The original idea really was inspired by Dr. Mike

      Ian

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    1. Cheers, I hope they get an outing soon

      Ian

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  5. Superb(e)!

    Is that fusilier loading really biting off the end of the cartridge? in 6mm scale!

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    1. He sure is, also some of the shot figures have their shako supplied separately so you can glue then to the back of their heads (shako has a small pin and head a hole) which is very effective

      Ian

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