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Just Jack Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member11 Apr 2017 4:06 p.m. PST

All,

I've been slaving away, trying to get my mountain of Old Glory Napoleonic figures painted up, maybe even get a game in this decade. I've literally got more raw Napoleonic lead than I can count, and I have no end goal in sight (with regards to how many units of various types I want/need to have), but I'm gonna keep charging ahead. Initially I'm looking at, per side: 6 infantry battalions, two cavalry squadrons, two artillery batteries with limbers, and a CinC and a couple brigade commanders. I'll also figure out some skirmish bases/units somewhere along the way. My next step will be to double all that. So far, I've got the initial batch of infantry done (12 battalions total), and I'm working on the four cavalry squadrons. Previously I posted my first two infantry battalions (one French, one Austrian); I've now finished up the other ten infantry battalions (five per side). Let's take a look.

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The whole mess, so far: twelve line infantry battalions, six per side, with French on the left and Austrians on the right. To see a bunch more pictures, plus some work in progress pics of my cavalry, please check the blog at:
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Well, that's all for now. Pretty happy with how everything is turning out, pretty proud of my productivity. I'm getting there, slowly but surely. The infantry is really a pain in the butt (just so many), but the cavalry, which I plan on doing only twelve figures per unit, three per base, four bases per squadron, is going pretty damn quick, actually. We'll see how the artillery, limbers, and command stands go. I hate painting limbers…

V/R,
Jack

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP11 Apr 2017 5:16 p.m. PST

Looking good.

Festerfest11 Apr 2017 10:23 p.m. PST

I've been doing pretty much the same thing for a few years now with OG 10mm. I started out with French and Prussians and started add Russians about a year ago.

I can say from my experience that the start was the worst. It's a real slog painting up the initial infantry units. But take heart, one day you reach a point where you turn around and magically you feel you have an army and instead of feeling compelled to grind away on five more line infantry battalions you can add a unit here or there as you see fit. "Hmmm… Maybe some Dragoons today or maybe some Lancers" you say. It's a good feeling when that happens.

langobard Supporting Member of TMP12 Apr 2017 3:53 a.m. PST

Beautiful! This is what these figures are for: massed ranks and you are doing an inspirational job!

Just Jack Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member12 Apr 2017 4:08 a.m. PST

Thanks guys, I really appreciate the kind words! And Festerfest, you're absolutely right, if only I can make it there ;)

V/R,
Jack

Hafen von Schlockenberg Supporting Member of TMP12 Apr 2017 10:38 a.m. PST

They look great! I can't tell--how many bases per batallion?

vtsaogames12 Apr 2017 3:04 p.m. PST

Looks like 4 bases, 10 infantry each.

Just Jack Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member12 Apr 2017 5:23 p.m. PST

Vtsao has it, four bases of 10 men. I'm hoping someday to bump up to six bases of ten men.

V/R,
Jack

eptingmike19 Apr 2017 10:13 a.m. PST

Those are great! Thank you for sharing!

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