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Arteis0225 Jan 2019 5:52 p.m. PST

I've been wargaming since the 1990s, and during that time have amassed many miniatures across a range of periods. However, I've never really catalogued them all, and some of them haven't seen the light of day for many a year.

So I've decided that on my Dressing The Lines over the next few weeks I'm going to parade each army for inspection, and take stock of what I've got.

From 2003 to about 2009 I collected a 28mm British army of the Napoleonic period, la Sharpe and Harper. It hasn't seen very much wargaming action since then, so I thought this might be a good army with which to start my inspection tour. It's hard to beat the splendour of a mass of red-coated figures!

The full inspection, covering commanders, infantry, cavalry, artillery and even the navy, is up on my blog here:
Dressing The Lines

Here are a couple of sneak preview pics from the above link:






More pics here: link

londoncalling26 Jan 2019 3:18 a.m. PST

Oodles of eyecandy goodness ! Fantastic, great painting and basing.

Sometimes it's just great to whip them all out and just enjoy the view. I appreciated your commentary and tips in the blog.

That's a useful generic mat you have used, maker ?

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP26 Jan 2019 5:52 a.m. PST

Terrific photos and subjects.

Real attention to detail. Colours correctly orientated, flank companies the same, the 42nd uniform distinctions and even the piper's tartan…….

Front Rank must love you. Major investor. Nice to see some Foundry figures and did enjoy your comment about painting eyes back then.

14Bore26 Jan 2019 9:45 a.m. PST

Fantastic work, and I think its a good idea to pull the figures out, line them up and see whats needed or where to go next.

Lion in the Stars26 Jan 2019 2:08 p.m. PST

Very cool! Nice work on all the fancy uniforms, too.

Lord Hill27 Jan 2019 8:19 a.m. PST

Great pics, very nice figs and very well-written. Fantastic stuff!

Arcane Steve Supporting Member of TMP28 Jan 2019 5:41 a.m. PST

What a lovely collection! A really great collection of beautifully painted figures and an excellent blog commentary. Thanks for the tip regarding the Black Watch Piper – I have a battalion on the work bench and had no idea that the piper wore a different kilt!

Arteis0230 Jan 2019 12:23 a.m. PST

Thanks for the nice comments, everyone.

@Londoncalling: The mat comes from Cigar Box Battle Store.

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