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olicana14 Jan 2022 3:41 a.m. PST

So it's finished. Time for the parade!

I hope you like this little lot. They've taken a long time to do (especially as I've simultaneously painted a similar sized French army), and to be frank, I'm glad to see the back of them.

For more info and lots more pics (and if you like them, please click an advert for the hobby fund before you leave) go here. Oh, and I confess a dreadful sin:





olicana14 Jan 2022 4:14 a.m. PST




grenadier corporal Supporting Member of TMP14 Jan 2022 4:28 a.m. PST

"Quite" is understatement par excellence.

Fred Mills14 Jan 2022 4:28 a.m. PST

Gorgeous work. Brilliant in every respect. Groundwork too is fabulous; really like the dry, slightly rocky look.

Jabba Miles14 Jan 2022 4:41 a.m. PST

Brilliant as usual.

Big Red Supporting Member of TMP14 Jan 2022 4:44 a.m. PST

Massive undertaking! Quantity and quality.

Frederick Supporting Member of TMP14 Jan 2022 6:11 a.m. PST

Very nice! Thanks for sharing

YogiBearMinis Supporting Member of TMP14 Jan 2022 6:12 a.m. PST

Gorgeous. I am about to start my Portuguese (but in 15mm).

Ferd4523114 Jan 2022 6:15 a.m. PST

Dear lord! I can only pay you my highest compliment, "I hate you." Simply a dream. Cannot wait to see the French. Truly a work of a talented painter. H

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP14 Jan 2022 6:37 a.m. PST

A great looking force.

DisasterWargamer14 Jan 2022 6:53 a.m. PST

Very nicely done – Now when do we get to field them?

cavcrazy14 Jan 2022 7:41 a.m. PST

You Sir, are the most influential painter of miniatures. Your work inspires my Napoleonic armies. Your painting keeps us all painting I'm sure.

johannes5514 Jan 2022 8:57 a.m. PST

Very nice loking army

45thdiv Supporting Member of TMP14 Jan 2022 11:57 a.m. PST

How long did this take you? I feel your pain about the burnout at around 50% done.

Personal logo Flashman14 Supporting Member of TMP14 Jan 2022 12:30 p.m. PST


olicana14 Jan 2022 1:06 p.m. PST

I started this army, and a French army of similar size, back in May 2016 after this initial order arrived (it weighed in at 28Kg):







Since then painting has occurred in fits and starts, sometimes going several months without a figure being painted.

Initially I thought two to three years for completion but, the collection kept growing, increasing by about 50% in the end, and it's actually taken five and a half years.

The French army is almost done too. I have just three units and a command stand left to do. it's basically the same size as this one, unit for unit, but has 72 figures less overall. When I get the last 76 French figures painted, both armies will have a combined man count of 2008 figures.

Last year, in expectation of finishing the Brits and French, I spent another £1,200.00 GBP+ and bought the Spanish army – it's all bagged, tagged and ready to go.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP14 Jan 2022 2:21 p.m. PST

Quite well painted indeed!….



GamesPoet Supporting Member of TMP14 Jan 2022 5:18 p.m. PST

This is a magnificent looking force, congrats!

I might have gone with an extra Portuguese cav unit, but seriously, no one is going to care with such a wonderful group of figures to use for various Peninsula games. Also, it is great you're on to some Spanish next!

Whirlwind15 Jan 2022 1:08 a.m. PST

Lovely! Well done you.

45thdiv Supporting Member of TMP15 Jan 2022 2:20 a.m. PST

Thanks for sharing the time it took. I had the same situation with my 28mm ACW. It took me 3 years, but it was small collection, and it has grown as new sets are released and other makers that I see at conventions with cool stuff.

I think the fastest painting for me was my Sudan setup. The Parry sculpts are such a joy to paint.

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