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WeeWars02 May 2012 4:13 a.m. PST


I've just started to blog my 10mm 1809 project.
So far, I've posted orders of battle for Essling and have detailed April of an 1809 calendar. It's made in Flash, which I have spent the last couple of months teaching myself. Sorry if it's unusual but it did mean I could animate Napoleon's autograph on the homepage!

Good to hear from friends of 1809.

Cheers, Michael

LVLAURN02 May 2012 4:26 a.m. PST

I am impressed…. what a fun link to click on first thing in the morning…

now I'm off to delete my crappy blog …as I cannot compete…thanks :P

ironlegs02 May 2012 4:43 a.m. PST

Fantastic blog Michael,

I read it all in one sitting! Great looking layout. I might have to do 1809 when I finish 1815!

I look forward to reading the additions.



DocMagus02 May 2012 4:56 a.m. PST

I don't play naps, but your blog was very nice and very well done.

CATenWolde02 May 2012 5:43 a.m. PST

Good job!

You know, years ago now I got tired of the 1809 campaign and started pushing for French Rev period figures in 10mm, but now I've waited so long that I'm finding 1809 interesting again!



138SquadronRAF02 May 2012 2:26 p.m. PST

Nicely done – I'm converted to 10mm Napoloenic and got rid of everything larger.

Sparker02 May 2012 3:28 p.m. PST

What an outstanding blog!

Clay the Elitist02 May 2012 4:16 p.m. PST

well done!

nsolomon9902 May 2012 5:26 p.m. PST

Wonderful Blog, congratulations. 1809 is my favourite campaign too so I'll follow along.

Maxshadow02 May 2012 6:36 p.m. PST

Brilliant job Michael! It looks fantastic. Great subject and impresive paint jobs.

Parfitts Tele03 May 2012 3:46 a.m. PST

Well done sir, I have been wondering which direction to go with Napoleonics, 6 or 10 mm. I will be watching your blog with interest.

WeeWars08 May 2012 7:11 a.m. PST

Thanks to all who took the time to post and for all the much appreciated kind comments definitely a boost to morale!

I've added new notes to the Essling orders of battle and posted plans for my Essling tabletop.

Cheers, Michael

Hussar7608 May 2012 8:06 a.m. PST

Absolutely beautiful! I have added your blog to my favorites and will continue to follow your progress. I am starting a 10mm project as well and your ideas have given me some inspiration.

WeeWars04 Jun 2012 8:43 a.m. PST

I have included comparison pics of some Pendraken 1809 figures side by side with their Old Glory 10mm counterparts posts 23 and 24.

Sir Sidney Ruff Diamond04 Jun 2012 10:41 a.m. PST

Excellent piece of work and one of my favorite periods. Thanks for posting I'll follow with interest.

WeeWars04 Jul 2012 9:03 a.m. PST

June posts up on the blog Pendraken Austrian infantry and French line artillery painted.

Private Matter05 Jul 2012 5:50 a.m. PST

Wow! An amazing blog.

VicCina Supporting Member of TMP05 Jul 2012 8:23 a.m. PST

What a great undertaking and wonderful blog you have there. I love pendraken figures.

Ashenduke05 Jul 2012 11:56 a.m. PST

Your blog is a work of art, very enjoyable.

Timmo uk21 Jul 2012 2:25 p.m. PST

Absolutely brilliant blog, one of the very best I've seen.

WeeWars01 Aug 2012 3:17 p.m. PST

Post 38: a couple of Old Glory 10mm Austrian generals with a wee Pendraken styley.

Inkbiz04 Aug 2012 9:58 a.m. PST

Beautiful layout, theme, and obviously well-thought out and prepared. Amazing job, WW, inspiring and sublime.


WeeWars06 Sep 2012 6:12 a.m. PST

The summer campaign comes to an end with Pendraken and Magister Militum comparison pic, UK 10mm figure prices compared, and painted Pendraken French hussar posts 39-42.

Marcus Maximus06 Sep 2012 10:03 a.m. PST

Fantastic blog Weewars, where did you get the background pictures from? They are very atmospheric!

I like the page effect and the way you move from post to the next better than the usual "all the way down the page" blog. How did you find flash compared to HTML?

EricThe Shed06 Sep 2012 12:19 p.m. PST

Absolutely brilliant…

Have you checked out the Magister Militum range of Napoleonics – slightly bigger than Pendraken but beautiful…

my painting doesn't do them justice



EricThe Shed06 Sep 2012 12:32 p.m. PST

sorry should have read the entire thread…you already cover Magister Militum


WeeWars08 Sep 2012 8:02 a.m. PST

How did you find flash compared to HTML?

The big difference is that Flash is a movie and works along a timeline like video. Both Flash and HTML have their advantages HTML 5 being the now and the future, admittedly. I thought Flash would be good for a blog where the emphasis would be on Napoleonic colour, image and hobby fun. Flash will allow me to add moving images and interactivity to the blog as I get more into the project.

Maxshadow10 Sep 2012 8:54 p.m. PST

WeeWars is a favourite. Look forward to more.

Larry R11 Sep 2012 9:45 a.m. PST

Shame on you Sir! You just made me escape from work for at least an hour!

WeeWars12 Sep 2012 3:06 p.m. PST

Shame on you Sir! You just made me escape from work for at least an hour!

Good to see you have your priorities right. An hour well spent, I'd say. But then I would, wouldn't I? ! Cheers!

WeeWars16 Sep 2012 6:22 a.m. PST

1809 Blog Posts 43-46: Autumn is off to a 10mm modelling start with adventures with Pendraken figures and green stuff.


Lord Ashram16 Sep 2012 7:39 a.m. PST

Stupid flash. Stupid iPad:(

WeeWars16 Sep 2012 12:45 p.m. PST

Stupid flash. Stupid iPad

I agree. I can't view my blog on my handheld either. Therefore, the mass move to HTML 5.

MadDrMark16 Sep 2012 12:51 p.m. PST

I'm reading it on my PC laptop, and from where I'm sitting, it looks great. I enjoy reading about every aspect of the campaign, from your thoughts concerning paint selection to the Google Maps views of the battlefields. Thanks for putting in the work.

WeeWars16 Sep 2012 4:36 p.m. PST


I'm reading it on my PC laptop, and from where I'm sitting, it looks great.

It'll be fine with a PC. The problem is with devices that have dropped Flash. For example, there is no Flash Player available for Blackberry devices.

Glad the blog is of interest – thanks for reading!

Royal Marine18 Sep 2012 12:01 a.m. PST

iPad … iDon't work with Flash either!

Will view on PC later.

WeeWars18 Sep 2012 2:53 a.m. PST

iPad … iDon't work with Flash either!

It's true. It's kind of why I apologised in my opening post. I knew that Flash just won't show on some devices. I know how frustrating it can be and I can only apologise. As well as his reputation for killing Flash, it's well documented that Steve Jobs and Adobe had different views of the world.

Maxshadow18 Sep 2012 3:04 a.m. PST

Love your watching your collection develop

WeeWars18 Sep 2012 1:20 p.m. PST

Love watching your collection develop

Thanks! Thanks for reading!

WeeWars30 Oct 2012 12:26 p.m. PST

Post 50 (a milestone on the road to Wagram, perhaps!): I've had a go at painting an 1809 French ADC conversion.

Maxshadow30 Oct 2012 3:34 p.m. PST

Nice conversion work! I am amazed at how much variety their seems to be for 10mm and how compatible the figures seem from different manufacturers.

Bandolier30 Oct 2012 4:02 p.m. PST

Great stuff. Your painting is highly effective and the conversion work inspiring!

WeeWars16 Nov 2012 5:54 a.m. PST

Up on the Blog now:

Post 51: A try at producing some 10mm Austrian flags.
Post 52: Some 10mm Redline samples shoulder to shoulder with their Pendraken, Old Glory, and Magister Militum counterparts.


flintlocklaser16 Nov 2012 1:00 p.m. PST

That really is a phenomenal blog!

Maxshadow16 Nov 2012 9:10 p.m. PST

Those flags are pretty damn good.

Phil the french17 Nov 2012 4:17 a.m. PST

A very impressive blog! Great work on it!

WeeWars19 Nov 2012 7:10 p.m. PST

Post 53 is up on the Blog: a bit of fun posting my first painted TimeCast 10mm building.


surdu200520 Nov 2012 3:53 a.m. PST

I enjoyed your blog.

I find that the Old Glory figures on five-figure strips paint much faster than the individual 10-mm figures.

Buck Surdu

Unabashed rules plug: You may want to take a look at Fate of Battle: Look, Sarge, No Charts: Napoleonic Wars. It has been recently released in .pdf (books to follow in a few weeks) and was written for 10mm figures.

WeeWars21 Nov 2012 7:59 p.m. PST

Thanks, Buck, it's good to know that rules are being written for 10mm.

WeeWars21 Nov 2012 8:01 p.m. PST

A couple more TimeCast buildings up on Post 54.


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