Friday, 27 December 2013
Monday, 23 December 2013
|The Light and Grenadier Companies of the 47th Regiment of Foot|
|Light and Grenadier Company of 47th Regiment of Foot|
Sunday, 22 December 2013
Thursday, 19 December 2013
- 2 Companies 47th Regiment of Foot
- 2 Companies 20th Portuguese Infantry Regt
Tuesday, 17 December 2013
Monday, 16 December 2013
So looks like the rest of my French Battalion won't be completed today.
I went to spray the whole battalion with matt varnish (and wait for it...) and it came out frosty like a snow storm
So that's six companies ruined in 15 seconds.
Angry doesn't even come close....
The next task will be the flank battalions from Barrosa, Colonel Bernard and Colonel Brown's battalions.
4 Companies 95th Rifles
2 Companies 47th Regiment of Foot
2 Companies 20th Regiment of Foot
2 Companies 9th Regiment of Foot
2 Companies 28th Regiment of Foot
2 Companies 82nd Regiment of Foot
I will be using mainly Perry Plastics to complete these two battalions
Friday, 13 December 2013
Thursday, 12 December 2013
Wednesday, 11 December 2013
This is the first half of the Light Company of 3rd Battalion, 1st Foot Guards - the light company will eventually number 24 figures.
All of the Reserve Infantry figures are from Calpe and painted by me
These are Front Rank figures painted as the 87th Regiment of Foot. The flags have not been added yet, as I have been reliably informed that "Santa" has put some in my Christmas Cracker.
This map shows the historical position of the opposing forces during the Battle of Barrosa in 1811.
As you can see, I have put General La Pena's Spanish immediately behind the two British Brigades. This is a bit of artistic licence, as in reality they were located elsewhere. However, I want to give the Allied commander a fighting chance, and allow the possibility of La Pena's Spanish fighting in the battle.
I have also set victory points, in order to fool the less astute commander. In reality, as you can see - a total victory is only possible by controlling Barrosa Hill
Battle of Barrosa
I will be looking to re-fight the main part of the battle, focusing around the Barrosa hill. I am intending to have General Dilkes and General Wheatley's brigades represented on the allied side, along with a small group of Spanish and Cavalry under Colonel Whittingham. I will also have the option of General La Pena and his Spanish taking part in the battle, to be decided after a set number of turns by a random D6.
For the French, both General Ruffin and General Leval will have their Brigades represented.
There will be no set figure ratio, rather the size of the units will be decided as "bases".
For instance, the 87th Regiment of Foot had a whole battalion at the battle, and so they will be represented by a full "battalion" of 6 bases and 24 figures, whereas another regiment/battalion of perhaps 5 companies, will only have 3 bases, or 12 figures.
Next year (2014) I am planning on re-fighting the Battle of Barrosa which took place in 1811, using my own wargame figures.
In 2015, I have got myself involved in a large re-fight of the Battle of Waterloo, on a 1 to 3 figure scale. There will be a particular focus on the fighting around Hougoumont.
In line with this aspiration, I have begun to re-vamp my existing forces, particuarly my British Line infantry, and I have started to replace my plastic Victrix and Perry units with Front Rank units. My decision for this is mainly because my painting has improved considerably and I would like better quality units.
Also, I have started to paint and sell other wargame units on eBay in order to fund these two ambitious projects.