Monday, October 6, 2014

French 18th Dragoon Regiment in 28mm

What better motivation to put more troops on the table than holding a game or two?  For me, a game is an excellent painting motivator.  Actually, painting itself is not the primary issue that I come up against.  With so many projects, painting focus is my demon under the bed.

Having recently hosted a 28mm Napoleonic game and continuing the same scenario as a solo exercise, 28mm Napoleonics have pushed their way into the painting queue and have taken over my recent painting attention.  The first unit off from the painting desk is French dragoon regiment.  These eight, Front Rank horsemen will see service as two squadrons of Dragoon Regiment #18 and are ready for service in Spain.  Yes, REAL men wear pink!


Next off the painting desk will be a French battalion of Elite Miniatures' line infantry.

26 comments:

  1. Another beautiful unit..."Chargez!!!"

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  2. Looking just great Jonathan! I really must successfully start Naps sometime as I keep buying and selling before painting anything as ACW, SYW and AWI keep taking precedence.

    Christopher

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    1. HI Christopher! Napoleonics can certainly become a black hole for time and money. Worth it though, i say!

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  3. great! I like the contrast of the painted uniforms/figures over your basing.... lovely!

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    1. Thanks, Phil! I appreciate your detailed comments.

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    1. Thanks, Francis and very good to see a comment form you!

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  5. Very nice indeed, and great basing too! Off to quell the rebellious Spaniards!

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    1. Thanks, Soren! Yes, indeed, or to squash those usurping Brits!

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  6. Very nice. Painting pink is one of the rewards of the Napoleonic gamer ;-!

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    1. Thank you, Iaanick! Pink rewards the SYW gamer too!

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  7. Wonderful looking unit Jonathan! I prefer to call it Salmon!

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    1. Thanks, Roger! Is salmon a more manly name for pink?

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  8. Nice addition to your collection, Jonathan. Someday I will need to get another Napoleonics game in. Best, Dean

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    1. Thank you, Dean!

      I plan to host a 28mm Napoleonic game on OCT 18 in Spokane. If you are up for cross-state drive, you are welcome to join in.

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  9. I think the dark green French Dragoon uniform contrast especially well with "Rose" facings (almost everything sounds better in French, LOL). Looking good.

    Just missing the trumpeter in white horsehair and glorious reversed colors, however! :-)

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    1. Thanks, Peter! The pink/rose does go well against the dark green jacket.

      As for the missing trumpeter, there is a reason no trumpeter appears with these squadrons. You see, I broke the bell of the trumpet off while trying to trim and straighten it. Since I only place a trumpeter in the first squadron, these eight horsemen muster out as the third and fourth squadrons. The first squadron will be called into service at a later date.

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    2. Aha! That explains the missed opportunity for sartorial splendor! :-)

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    3. There is a method to my madness...

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  10. Very dashing fellows, Jonathan! I agree that gaming helps fire the motivation and imagination for painting. Not that you need more fires, eh? You're already one of the most diverse painters I know!

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    1. Thanks! Diversity is a GOOD thing, right?

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  11. Another excellent unit. Is your plan to eventually migrate all of your Napoleonics to 28mm, or just for the Peninsula campaign?

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    1. Great to hear from you!

      No, no plan to migrate away from the 15mm Napoleonic hordes. I began this project as a means to enjoy smaller level Napoleonics in the Peninsular War. If I can stick to my plan, only Iberian Peninsula combatants will be considered.

      Your question reminds me that the 15mm collection has not been on the table for a very long time.

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    2. Yes, I think I have one of those as well....

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