Having concluded that I will never paint enough 28mm Napoleonics to be abel to game on a 'grand' scale I have had an experiment with painting 6mm Adler figures. The figures are brilliant and are so quick to paint. I thought if I could paint up a regiment in one evening then I could look at doing a divisional sized force with a few regiments of cavalry and guns over the course of a couple of months. I have found that acutely I can paint about 100 infantry in a 2 hour session providing I don't worry to much about the detail and am happy with a basic and fairly sloppy paint job - which I am. Have now finished a brigade and 1 regt of Cavalry I am in the process of basing them up. I have found that it is the basing which is taking the time. I also have left metal until the figures are based so still have a bit of work to do on the figures. Overall though it is a real pleasure to be able to paint up figures so quickly and, although these figures will not be winning any prizes for the quality of the paint job en-masse I think they look great. Im thinking of doing Prussians to appose the French and keeping the 28mm figures for Peninsular gaming. I have to say I also was really impressed with the service from Adler who emailed me to check that I was sure I was ordering the right figures as some were post 1812 some pre.
I know I should just stick with the 28mm until thats finished but you know how it is...
|Two regiment half way through basing process|
|Brigade command without metal areas painted yet|
|the other half of the brigade and regt of currasiuer|