Taking a temporary pause between the remaining parade of Assyrians and a respite from the heavier mathy-stuff, off the painting desk today are two dozen 1/56th Minden Miniatures (now Fife & Drum) Prussian grenadiers.
These grenadiers have languished in the primered but not painted state for longer than I can remember. I know they were purchased six years ago. Primered not long afterwards. Every time I dig into the bins of primered figures, these figures naggingly remind me to, one day, push them into the painting queue. With no SYW project to paint towards, motivation was low to proceed.
Well, this procrastination finally ended. Hobbled by a broken leg and no means to spray primer onto more figures in the hazardous and wintry weather, I pushed the grenadiers into the production line.
These grenadiers muster from the 15th and 18th regiments to form a combined grenadier battalion. The figures are superbly cast with not so much as a hint of flash. If I was to start a SYW project in 28mm, I would be very tempted to use these figures. In the meantime, get ready for a few more units of Assyrians to hit the photo booth in the coming weeks.
On the gaming front, Kevin hosted a round-robin session of Command & Colors Napoleonics on Saturday. This marked my first non-solo game since early January. Kevin set up the Battle of Delhi 1803 using blocks rather than miniatures. Really interesting battle and solid scenario design. The three of us each fought two battles for a total of three games. The three games were fought in about two hours total. Very fast conclusion to the session. Scott came away undefeated in his matches winning with both the British and Indians. Great fun!
Back on the home front, I laid out the grid mat and pulled the Punic Wars figures from storage boxes for a Telamon refight, having clearing the gaming table earlier of Kunersdorf. Out came the Celts and Romans. Looks like the battle will cover the entire 6' x 8' mat with armies arrayed from one end to the other. The Celts, of course, find themselves outnumbered and sandwiched between two Roman armies. It will be interesting to see how this plays.