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Arteis0223 Jun 2017 2:25 a.m. PST

In a wargaming version of mindless doodling, I recently frittered away an hour or so arranging some of my 28mm Napoleonic figures onto my small wargaming table.

My Napoleonic armies haven't seen the light of day for a number of years now. So on an impulse, I just decided to set them out for fun in a static depiction of a vaguely Peninsular War skirmish.

You can see the results of my doodling on my blog here:

Here's an overview pic:


HappyHiker23 Jun 2017 2:56 a.m. PST

Looks very nice. Great buildings and scenery. You really do need a bigger table though! Sometimes I think setting up your toy soldiers and just admiring them is the best bit, before all the dice and paper gets in the way. I probably shouldn't admit that should I….

Frederick Supporting Member of TMP23 Jun 2017 4:14 a.m. PST

Looks great – I have done the same thing with my Medievals but my table is very shabby compared to yours

rustymusket Supporting Member of TMP23 Jun 2017 6:24 a.m. PST

Every once in a while you need to "parade the troops". I do it once in a while to remind myself that I don't "need" just one more unit, I merely want it. (and that is good enough reason to get it.) Your figs, buildings, etc are very nice. Thanks for posting.

wrgmr123 Jun 2017 8:44 a.m. PST

Agreed, putting them on parade gives us inspiration! Nicely done!

Rod MacArthur23 Jun 2017 10:02 a.m. PST

I have a small (48 inches x 30 inches) table permanently set up in my study, and also normally have some of my 1:72 figures arranged on it. In fact the "banner" on the top of my website is just such a set-up.

I tend to use a historical scenario, like that one, which is Prestonpans during the 1745 Jacobite Rebellion. Having the figures on display helps to inspire me to paint more.

I have a bigger (72 inch x 48 inch) table, which I can set up temporarily, and do so from time to time.


14Bore24 Jun 2017 5:33 a.m. PST

Why not, sort of a war game college

Big Red Supporting Member of TMP24 Jun 2017 8:07 a.m. PST

Great stuff, as always! With such a beautiful collection, why do you no longer play Napoleonics?

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