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The Epic Gamer02 Apr 2021 12:32 p.m. PST

I got some 8mm Napoleonics courtesy of Perry Miniature's TravelBattle. My original plan was to use these for Command and Colors Napoleonics, but I decided to laser cut some bases so I could use them for other games as well (maybe Lasalle or Blucher). Have I got all the colors in the right place? At 8mm I don't have to worry about buttons and other small details, but there's still a surprising amount of detail on there.



These are meant to be 1808-ish Fusiliers.

Frederick Supporting Member of TMP02 Apr 2021 12:37 p.m. PST

Fusilers of a Ligne regiment? Yes, I would say pretty spot on for 8mm – the cuffs and collars look a little big in the picture but on the table top should look just right

Great work – I like them!

Personal logo ColCampbell Supporting Member of TMP02 Apr 2021 12:55 p.m. PST

That's a nice 'sun-faded' blue you've got there for the coats.


BillyNM02 Apr 2021 1:11 p.m. PST

That's amazing painting skills, but if your question was serious I would do the lapels white and put a dot of gold on the front of the shako for the cap badge, I think the latter will lift them even further. I couldn't paint this well so I'm only responding to your question, definitely not criticising!

The Epic Gamer02 Apr 2021 1:21 p.m. PST

Thanks guys.

Hey Billy, that's what I'm after. So I'll paint the part of the coat below the crossed strapping white then, and add a bit of gold to the shako.

What about the pack on the back? There's the big one, and then a smaller one on the bottom right. Should that be black?

And the great coat roll on top is good, color-wise?

They do look big Frederick, but I'm guessing it was to exaggerate them so they can actually be painted. Believe me, they're not big at all when you're trying to paint them…

Onomarchos02 Apr 2021 3:58 p.m. PST

To answer your question on the packs. The smaller one is the cartridge box and the larger is the backpack. For the British, both were usually black. For French,the cartridge box was also black, but the backpack was brown.


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