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ferg98117 Oct 2021 12:24 p.m. PST

Hey guys,

I'm currently working on some simple rules to enable me to refight some Napoleonic campaigns, and as part of that project, i've painted up some 6mm Spanish and French Napoleonics which you can see on my blog below


As always, any comments and suggestions welcome



14Bore17 Oct 2021 12:35 p.m. PST

I have 15mm 60 to 1 only but 6mm definitely gives more impression of mass formation. The little guys look great.

Eumelus Supporting Member of TMP17 Oct 2021 12:42 p.m. PST

Lovely paint jobs, base flocking, and overall presentation; it would be a joy to play DBN with these armies.

So – may I suggest printing your labels on light brown paper matching the base edges, rather than white? Don't disrupt the aesthetics of your excellent paint jobs more than necessary. It's distracting but acceptable for 15mm or larger figures especially when the labels are vertical, but with 6mm figures and with horizontal labels the effect of white labels is, in my humble opinion, fatally disruptive of the "suspension of disbelief".

robert piepenbrink Supporting Member of TMP17 Oct 2021 3:26 p.m. PST

I agree with Eumelus. Possibly white or yellow lettering on brown paper? But I also agree that those are very nicely painted and based troops.

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP17 Oct 2021 6:12 p.m. PST

Nice work.

BillyNM17 Oct 2021 10:57 p.m. PST

I would opt for coloured labels with a pastel shade that blends in with your terrain/bases to reduce the visual impact of the labels detracting from the figures.
As for maps what's wrong with the Murat series at:


Frederick Supporting Member of TMP18 Oct 2021 9:00 a.m. PST

Nice work – I have mostly Baccus and Adler so good to see what the Irregular chaps look like; agree with above, there is nothing like 6mm for the "mass of bayonets" look

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP19 Oct 2021 8:10 a.m. PST

I didn't initially catch that they were Irregular figures.

ferg98119 Oct 2021 12:43 p.m. PST

Hey all,

Thanks for the comments 14 Bore.

Eumelus, Rob, Billy – yes, I didn't consider printing onto brown or sand / tan coloured paper – I was just thinking about saving ink which is why I kept the background white, but good idea

Billy – that's a lovely map, definitely useful for when we get a Peninsular campaign up and running

Frederick / 79th – Yep, these are irregular miniatures. They paint up well.

Our first campaign is a less common Revolutionary era campaign, but we need to paint up the armies first. One of which uses figures from a plethora of different ranges!



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