Monday, 29 April 2013

Tales from the Shed.

The Allies, from the other side of the table, look decidedly weak. Added all together the force comes to 48 Battalions...
Prussian's...so far 11 Battalions
 ...then skirmishers...
 ...and some artillery.
 Billy's Bavarian's playing the part of Prussian troops so far.
 ... plus artillery...
 ...plus cavalry.
 British, KGL....
 ...horse and foot artillery...
 Airfix and Revells finest...
 Brunswick's, Nassau's, Dutch and Belgians...
It all adds up to a descent 48 Battalions (at 30 figs per) plus 300 odd cavalry and 25 guns but very far short of what will be needed. So, back to the painting blocks. We need a basic 100 per side plus 30 Prussian. More cavalry, more men, more guns....casualty figures, ADC's, caissons, explosions, limbers, wagons, more, more, MORE!...did I mention we need more?

Wednesday, 24 April 2013

Back from the Shed.

I know, I know...you've missed me...but I'm back, yes back from the shed. Colin, Billy and I have been working hard on the project. Alan has added weight (literally) to the army with his lead chaps and even the ghost's of the past are present in the form of Ferdy's fine survivors of 'The Great Toy Soldier Robbery' (hanging's to good for them/stoppage of rum/flog 'em round the fleet...etc.) with the Polish contingent and the 1st Cuirassier's.

And here are....the French... 99 Battalions @ 24 figs (a few at 36) and 52 squadrons of cavalry (6 per light squadron and 8 per heavy squadron) 27 artillery pieces (4 crew each)  and Generals with ADC's coming out of our ears.
 So, we lined them up to see what space they took up...
 ...and because we are big kids really.
 2,500 foot and 350 horse.
 It gave us quite a thrill to see them all out.
 It inspires us to carry on with the project.
 It also showed up the holes in the order of battle
 We don't need any more Mamaluks..
 ...but a lot more Cuirassier's.
 More infantry flow off the production line. What? Of course we need more...more...MORE.

Next time....the Allies so far.