Monday, June 27, 2022

Almost There!

The 2022 plan to muster out enough French SYW figures to field a small French army is in the Home Stretch.  Having 17 infantry and 6 artillery BMUs finished, the latest push has been focused on painting 7 cavalry BMUs.  Why seven cavalry units?  Well, having fought Bassignana in a PBeM game some time ago, I figured this battle would offer up an immediate goal with which to set the bar.   

Today's work produces cavalry unit #6 in this scheme.  The cavalry unit fielded is Cuirassiers de Roi.  The twelve figures are Eureka Miniatures. As always, fine figures that look good en masse when based knee-to-knee.  Work progresses on cavalry unit #7.
Will the French be ready to take the field after cavalry #7 trots out from barracks?  Not quite.  My fledging French army requires some command elements.  Command elements will be coming along shortly.  Then, it may be time for a game.  

The WAS Battle of Bassignana looks interesting and I lean towards having that as the French debut.  Once ready, I may begin the trawling for remote players wanting to take up the challenges of this interesting battle.  Rules of Engagement will be Honours of War.

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  1. Good work, nice to see your plan come together.

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    1. Thanks! Plan execution is almost reaching the end of the tunnel.

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  2. Lovely stuff Jonathan. It will be great to see them in action in Bassignana.

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    1. Thanks! Yes, it will be fun to see a new army out on the table.

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  3. Another superb looking regiment and on the home stretch now. I bet you already have plans on expanding the collection

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    1. Thank you, Neil! Definitely plans for expanding the collection. Perhaps Hanoverians/British might be next?

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  4. They do look great lined up knee to knee Jon. Let's hope their debut on the table is memorable for all the right reasons!

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    1. Good to see your approval of the basing scheme, Steve! The battle outcome does not matter as much as seeing the troops maneuvering on the table.

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  5. Do you ever take a break Jonathan? Nice cavalry.

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  6. Another mighty unit for the collection Jonathan, amazing productivity Sir.

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  7. Mighty fine addition there, amazing productivity to boot.

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    1. Oddly, your first comment wound up in SPAM! Thanks for sticking to it!

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  8. Another fine regiment Jonathan!

    Christopher

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  9. Splendid looking French cuirassiers!
    Best Iain

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    1. Glad you like them Iain! Not as impressive as your recent deluge of chariots.

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  10. You are definitely on the home straight now Jon, and the latest cavalry regiment is another fine looking unit!

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    1. On the Home Stretch, for sure! One more cavalry unit and then a handful of command. Finito. For now.

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  11. Nice work Jon! Keep ‘em coming!

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  12. You know that the cuirassiers du Roi had hats and not bearskin caps during the WAS? (And you even sometimes see them with hats in the SYW.) Royal-Allemand already had such caps even in the 1730s.

    Fine to see you near the final of your project. Great work!

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    1. Thanks for the info, Andrè. Since I game primarily SYW and Eureka make the figures with bearskins and I need some variety, these lads are in bearskin.

      I figured you might be interested in seeing your Bassignana scenario on the table.

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    2. I would be glad to see how it turns out on your table, especially as you have completely different terrain etc.

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    3. I am tempted to see this on table next.

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  13. I'd like to be considered for an Honours of War remote game. Finally got hold of the rules!

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  14. Splendid stuff Jonathan…
    A rather fine and sturdy looking unit.

    All the best. Aly

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  15. Almost there! Good luck getting your French to the table. Feels good to be in the home stretch! 😀
    Sorry for the slow response. I was far and away from the internet.

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    1. Feels very good to approach a goal. Started laying out the battlefield for the French today. So, where have you been???

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