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ehetheri27 Dec 2018 9:21 a.m. PST

Bought myself Warlord's new Black Powder start set for version 2 of the rules. Very nice set overall. I've always been interested in Napoleonics, but there are so many rules sets out there it's hard to really get a grip on what's going on and with all the various scales it's a bit overwhelming. I've always in my heart of hearts wanted to do a complete Front Rank Napoleonic collection, but the more I got on with my research the more I started to like the look of Warlord and Perry miniatures. I still want to do a complete Prussian army by Front Rank, however, I think Warlord has done an excellent job of laying out the game in Black Powder terms. It's not a simulation, for sure, but I'm more interested in having a nice afternoon with some friends than I am with tackling the shortcomings of Marshall Ney or Blucher.

Anyhow, here's a photo of my test miniature for the British. Hopefully I can maintain the wherewithal to keep updating this as I go along.

JLA10527 Dec 2018 9:41 a.m. PST

Test mini looks good!

ferg98127 Dec 2018 10:24 a.m. PST


Not messing about with that face texturing were you?



377CSG Supporting Member of TMP27 Dec 2018 11:06 a.m. PST

Looking good – keep it up. I have started on the Front Rank Prussians (5 Battalions so far) and 1 Cavalry Unit and they are very nice.

ehetheri27 Dec 2018 11:14 a.m. PST

Not messing about with that face texturing were you?

I suppose not! I've tried other methods in the past (e.g. inking), but I really like calling out the detail like this. From 3 feet overhead it really looks nice.

I don't paint eyes anymore. I've noticed that I can't really see them from my vantage point of 6'0"! :)

Viper911 Supporting Member of TMP27 Dec 2018 11:25 a.m. PST


You in the u.s.a? If you are sent me your email

ehetheri27 Dec 2018 11:29 a.m. PST

You in the u.s.a? If you are sent me your email

I'm in the USA. I don't know how to send private messages on the board, but if you can send one to me I will reply.

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP27 Dec 2018 11:45 a.m. PST

If you do ever quote your e mail address, always use at not @ and dot not . So it would be joedotbloggsatsomerubbishserverdotcom not joe.bloggs@some etc.

It fools the robots. At least right now it does.

Never try to paint eyes (although I have seen it work in expert hands). The facial features you have shown on this one figure are just brilliant. If I would criticise anything it is the eye sockets. They should be the darkest part of the face colours, not the lightest. Our brains "see" faces on just the slightest clues.

ehetheri27 Dec 2018 12:00 p.m. PST

Previous "eye work"

I agreed with you deadhead. I hadn't caught that a bit of paint crept into his eyesocket on his left side there. I'll have to correct that. Thank you for pointing it out.

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP27 Dec 2018 1:53 p.m. PST

OH blimey no.

If you can paint eyes to that standard, that is different. Keep going.

Not just the eyes. The facial highlights

Viper911 Supporting Member of TMP27 Dec 2018 2:38 p.m. PST

ehetheri my email is:

ehetheri12 Jan 2019 7:02 a.m. PST

Quick update. I finished 9 more of the British Infantry from the box set. Took me a little while as I'm entering the busy time of work. Slowly but surely.

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