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Lord Hill13 Nov 2012 8:47 a.m. PST

1:1 if you deduct the casualties from Quatre Bras that is!

work in progress but you get the idea..


more here

Personal logo Chris Rance Supporting Member of TMP13 Nov 2012 9:03 a.m. PST

I hope you won't take this the wrong way if I suggest that you are ever so slightly insane grin

It's fantastic work; I follow your blog and am amazed at the sheer volume of painting that you do – as well as how well you do it. Do you have any plans (or even any idea) about how you are going to display everything when you have finished?

If you are crazy, it's good crazy – keep it up!

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP13 Nov 2012 9:23 a.m. PST

Amazing. Good luck with your project.

Costanzo113 Nov 2012 10:08 a.m. PST

I love dreams.Your is very beautiful.

Ashenduke Inactive Member13 Nov 2012 10:29 a.m. PST

I enjoy reading your blog. Great job on all those kilts. Figures all look amazing. Even have a highlander mooning the French. At least one would ASSume its French he's mooning.

Cerdic Supporting Member of TMP13 Nov 2012 10:49 a.m. PST


Personal logo Unlucky General Supporting Member of TMP13 Nov 2012 12:40 p.m. PST

Well we've all thought about it but you actually went and did it. My congratulations.

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP13 Nov 2012 12:48 p.m. PST

And you can scoff at people who think 36 figures is a battalion.

TMPWargamerabbit13 Nov 2012 12:55 p.m. PST

Lovely! Gives a true meaning to the thin red line.


Nasty Canasta Inactive Member13 Nov 2012 1:15 p.m. PST

I know that you don't own a cat.

Lord Hill13 Nov 2012 3:55 p.m. PST

Thanks chaps! All your kind comments mean a lot. With regards to sanity…I'm starting to wonder! :)

Chris, in answer to your question – one day, when I win that lottery and can buy a barn, I envisage each brigade on it's own shelf (long enough, for example, to have these Camerons/the 28th/the 32nd/and the first Rifles all in one unbroken line).

Ashenduke, they are rather bumptious aren't they?

Thanks again everyone.

Whatisitgood4atwork13 Nov 2012 5:44 p.m. PST

E-gads! That is impressive.

Personal logo vtsaogames Supporting Member of TMP13 Nov 2012 6:39 p.m. PST


epturner Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member13 Nov 2012 6:58 p.m. PST

Uff Da.

That's just amazing. Really.


Personal logo John the OFM Supporting Member of TMP13 Nov 2012 7:35 p.m. PST

Then you will need the french… I surmise that will not be an issue?

What rules are you using?

Gonsalvo13 Nov 2012 7:47 p.m. PST


Crazy, but magnificent none the less! :-)

trailape13 Nov 2012 10:15 p.m. PST
plutarch 64 Supporting Member of TMP14 Nov 2012 2:18 a.m. PST

Great stuff, and a terrific project.

I especially admire the way you have taken on a Scottish battalion – you must feel like you have the Cameron tartan imprinted on the insides of your eyelids by now.

Lord Hill17 Nov 2012 1:39 a.m. PST

Yes Plutarch, there was definitely a feeling of "it's downhill from here" – each highland figure takes almost twice as long as a normal British figure (which in turn takes double the time of a French soldier in greatcoat). And of the 3 highland regiments, the Camerons have the most tedious tartan!

I'm doing the 28th next – and it will seem like a holiday to do trousers and shakos!

Nasty Canasta Inactive Member20 Nov 2012 12:39 p.m. PST

Make sure you finish before you go blind.

Dirk Tietten Inactive Member22 Nov 2012 10:35 a.m. PST

Great work
In what for formation you will put the highland figures?
Sometimes I make a 1to1 too
Here some pics from my 14th Buckinghamshire at Waterloo with 640 Soldiers



ferg98101 Jan 2013 4:59 a.m. PST


This is the stuff of dreams, although I must say that you are ever so slightly insane!

Good luck


Lord Hill02 Jan 2013 3:11 p.m. PST

Finished now!


and much more on blog

Marc the plastics fan11 Jan 2013 9:25 a.m. PST

Mad as a brush! Sir, I salute you :-)

Master of Puppets Inactive Member10 Feb 2013 5:02 a.m. PST

Love seing 28mm being used in Dioramas.

Tyler32610 Feb 2013 8:28 a.m. PST

Mad sir, very mad! But we love your dedication.

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