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forwardmarchstudios12 Mar 2017 2:43 p.m. PST

And of course, it's in 3mm :)

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Check out my blog for details on how I put it together. Every single brigade, battery and officer are based on eBases, color coded by corps, with the division and brigade number written down.

1809in3mm.blogspot.com

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For those who aren't into the whole "abstraction" thing, I've also got a brief update on my monster 1809 at 10:1 project. I now have two Austrian Korps done up, over 50 battalions. Only 50 more to go!

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All the battalions you'll ever want, and at correct ground scale!

Personal logo jeffreyw3 Supporting Member of TMP12 Mar 2017 4:12 p.m. PST

Here's what I have so far at my 1:2.5 Chef de bataillon efforts: link

forwardmarchstudios12 Mar 2017 7:05 p.m. PST

Those things are towering! What are those, 54mm??
Looking good though, keep going :)

Personal logo jeffreyw3 Supporting Member of TMP13 Mar 2017 6:19 a.m. PST

Keep up the good fight! My ground scale w/6mm is 1:350, but it's at least fairly close to the figure scale. You're doing your own set of rules, right?

Murvihill13 Mar 2017 9:52 a.m. PST

Rough terrain though, they're all fighting in the wood.

forwardmarchstudios13 Mar 2017 10:38 a.m. PST

Murvhill- ha!

jeffreyw3: I'm going to have to do my own, since no rules that I'm aware of handle the scale of representation I'm going for. Since the Wagram project is designed for convention games, I'll probably come up with the simplest, two sides of a 3x5 card rules I possibly can, to keep things moving. IGYG, move, shoot, moral test. Repeat. The final game will have hundreds of units in it, so it can't be too complicated or it'll break down.

I'd begun to despair of ever completing the Wagram project because of a new career I embarked upon which provides serious constraints to my hobby time. But, recently I came up with a new technique for painting 3mm figures much, much faster than my previous method. I'll be doing a blog post about it sooner than later- basically, I use a sponge-brush to paint most of the colors. This is so much faster it's ridiculous. We're talking about going from painting a few hundred infantry a day to painting a few thousand a day. A real game changer. Along with this I no longer glue the strips to a popsicle stick when painting- instead I place them in rows on a mat and paint them one side at a time.

Lieutenant Lockwood14 Mar 2017 5:56 a.m. PST

Well done, brother! That is really impressive. I do Irregular 2mm for my AWI at 1:1, so I really admire the more 'realistic' battlefield look you got here.
Please do share pictures of your Wagram project, as that sounds cool too.
Thanks……Mark

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