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18CTEXAN21 Sep 2017 7:38 p.m. PST

I have finally uploaded the 3 year old pictures of my Russian and Austrian armies (24,000 figures). Things to look for: Ruskie Grenadiers in mitres, and Austrians in 1805 4 bns infantry regts.
Enjoy! And ask any question.

Thanks and Cheers from Texas

von Winterfeldt21 Sep 2017 10:57 p.m. PST

overwhelming army, incredible out put

Markconz22 Sep 2017 3:36 a.m. PST


The Tyn Man Supporting Member of TMP22 Sep 2017 4:17 a.m. PST

Wow, very impressive looking. So, what rules were these based for, and what's man to fig scale?

Just wondering,

18CTEXAN22 Sep 2017 4:17 a.m. PST

Thanks "vW" & Markconz!
I have always admired your "posts" on TMP so I am honored that yall commented so positively!
Cheers from Texas!

18CTEXAN22 Sep 2017 4:25 a.m. PST

Thanks "Tyn Man"
Figure scale is 1 figure equals 10 real men. Rules are "ACW" Rally Round the Flag" converted for Napoleonics …. allows for very big battles. Ground scale is 1 inch equals 25 yds, 1 turn equals 15 minutes. A turn is divided into 4 subsets

Frederick Supporting Member of TMP22 Sep 2017 6:13 a.m. PST


Thanks for sharing – clearly, don't mess with Texas!

18CTEXAN22 Sep 2017 7:03 a.m. PST

Thanks Frederick!

Leadjunky Supporting Member of TMP22 Sep 2017 7:55 a.m. PST

What scale and manufacturer are these beauties.

18CTEXAN22 Sep 2017 9:17 a.m. PST

They are all 6mm ADLER MINATURES. Incredible amount of detail for 6mm….the Marechal Davout figure has spectacles on…that you can see and paint! Lasalle figure has a pipe in his hand!

d88mm1940 Supporting Member of TMP22 Sep 2017 9:19 a.m. PST

You could do 1 to 1?

DaleWill Supporting Member of TMP22 Sep 2017 9:52 a.m. PST

Excellent work! Inspiring to see that much painted lead.

jambo1 Inactive Member22 Sep 2017 10:00 a.m. PST

Superb, that is great to see. A super collection sir!!

18CTEXAN22 Sep 2017 11:03 a.m. PST

Thanks DaleWill, jambo1!
And d88mm1940 I did look at 1 to 5, but it just took up too much room.

von Winterfeldt22 Sep 2017 1:24 p.m. PST

they looked like 15 mm to me ! Outstanding

18CTEXAN22 Sep 2017 2:04 p.m. PST

Thanks again vW,
I have viewed your postings for years and respect your knowledge and class ….. especially when dealing with challenging posts.

le Grande Quartier General Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member23 Sep 2017 8:35 a.m. PST

I have been impressed with your work for several years. I seek to emulate it, in terms of both quantity and especially quality. Much work left to do. Thank you so much for setting the bar so high. I still have to spend half my hours a week at work, but it will not be so long from now I might have a chance at catching up.
Who am I kidding? I only have 20,000 pieces :)

le Grande Quartier General Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member23 Sep 2017 8:36 a.m. PST

Oh Yea, mine are all Adler as well. Great sculptures for a deft brush.

18CTEXAN23 Sep 2017 11:20 a.m. PST

Thanks Robert, and do you have any pictures of your figures or battles?
If you do please post. Posting is not a contest, but more a sharing of the love of painting figures and collecting…..Not to mention …fighting battles and especially campaigns. Give it a try!
Cheers from Texas

Widowson28 Sep 2017 1:56 p.m. PST

At this figure ratio, you should consider that the Russians carried one flag behind the other, not side-by-side.

Someone correct me if I'm wrong about that.

18CTEXAN28 Sep 2017 7:11 p.m. PST

Thanks Widowson for your input.
I did that with my 6mm Adler 7YW Prussians who have 5 flags per battalion. And with 48 regiments with 2 battalions each it came out to be "490" flags. It was a lot of work, but looks great!

But I didn't like the way it looked with the Napoleonic Russians, Austrians, etc. And as the "Tsar of all the Russians" I made the decision to put them side-by-side….and to me it looks much better. Also did it with the Austrians.

Anyway, at best we are only modeling and building a "representation" of real units. There is always a trade off between gaming vs. realism.

But if you did it with your regiments please post a picture, because I am always interested in different ways of doing things.
Cheers from Texas

aardvark99 Inactive Member29 Sep 2017 1:26 a.m. PST

Stunning, of course everything is bigger in Texas.

18CTEXAN29 Sep 2017 5:24 a.m. PST

Thanks aardvark99!
Cheers from Texas

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