Finally Kick Started My British Napoleonics
After a long hiatus I have finally returned to my 15mm Napoleonics. I collected the British by accident. I never really wanted to build a British Army because everyone seems to have one and I preferred less popular armies. The thing that pushed me into restarting them was my getting a bit bored of painting ancients for the last 7 years and that I picked up over 100 painted British infantry at the wargames club for £30. They were on terribly tired bases but were painted nicely.
I have just spend the last five days basing up 500 figures including far too many Highlanders and Riflemen so expect to see these offered for sale in due course. I am short of command stands to complete the infantry for 1815 and of course none of the cavalry, artillery or the infantry for 1800-1812 is based up.
Since I didnt get a game this weekend I spent the time productively. I found a bag of 15mm scale Fantassin, Warmodelling, Battlemodels [take your pick] British 1812 Command figures. Since I am still desperately short of command stands for my army I decided to have a go painting them since I have not painted any Napoleonics since at least 2012 and British Napoleonics for longer than this. I am very pleased with how they turned out. I had three odd painted soldiers that needed one more figure to complete the stand so ended up painting 13 figures in all. The Officer figure is in slightly brighter scarlet as was traditional in this era because they paid for their own uniforms and got much higher quality uniform cloth as a result.