Wednesday 2 January 2019

28mm French Napoleonic Line Infantry

My current obsession with Napoleonic wargaming lead me to not just 6mm large scale battles, but also 28mm skirmishes. I decided I could do both as the skirmish style game could use my existing 28mm scale terrain maybe with a couple of C19th pieces thrown in.

I looked around for rules and found Songs of Drums and Shakos for the skirmish size. These suited me just fine as they only require about a dozen models, will fit in on a 3ft x 3ft board and seem quick but clever.

With that in mind, even before starting on my 6mm adventure, I'd bought a box of Perry plastic French Line Infantry. With the 6mm stuff stalled requiring extra supplies and having an SDS game booked for a few weeks time I thought it would be a good plan to start painting up my French.

I've just completed the first 5 models. I've greatly enjoyed painting these. As usual the Perry miniatures are top-notch, with superb detail. I'm really happy with them and will move on to paint the remaining 7 models I need as soon as I've finished writing this blog article!


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    1. Thanks, I'm really happy with them too.

      My wife has quite surprised me by telling me she has always really liked the French uniforms. I didn't know she knew anything about them!

      Anyway, the next 4 models are nearly completed.

  2. Great start! Very nice 6mm forces too :)

    1. Thanks!

      For 6mm I need to get on with some French. They're on order. Though I do have some Russians I could do already. But British vs Russian is a little silly.

      For 28mm a Friend has some British I can fight, though I will get some Russians for that as well at some point.