Friday, January 26, 2018

Waterloo Project Update - New Guard Units Completed

The march towards Waterloo continues - with light at the end of the tunnel!  I already had completed units of Young Guard and Old Guard Foot Artillery before heading down this path.  I plan to add a unit of Middle Guard in the future (ordered from Perry, but will not be done in time for DundraCon).

In the mean time, I've taken pictures of the completed units that fill out the "Guard Corps" for Waterloo.  I'm really happy with how these all came out - I've always wanted an excuse to do all the cool looking French guard units, but until now I really couldn't justify the time and effort to do it.

Pictures below ...

Old Guard Chasseur a Pied

Old Guard Chasseur a Pied

Old Guard Grenadiers

Old Guard Grenadiers

Marines of the Guard

Marines of the Guard

Empress Dragoons

Empress Dragoons

Grenadiers a Cheval

Grenadiers a Cheval

Guard Chasseurs a Cheval

Guard Chasseurs a Cheval

Guard Lancers

Guard Lancers

Guard Horse Artillery

Guard Horse Artillery

Guard Horse Artillery

In other news, the talented and most excellent David Skibicki has completed the Waterloo mats and posted a couple of pictures up on his blog (http://spudnick080.blogspot.com).  Re-posted below ... I have to say David really outdid himself on these mats - they look great!  They arrive next Thursday and I'll promptly be getting all the terrain staged on it (everything on the terrain front is complete).

You can see a picture of the scenario map below ... great to see it put into reality.

Scenario map - oriented in line
with the picture below.

Oriented with the map above.  Papelotte
would be int eh rectangular clearing
on the nearest edge.

Looking from the other side.  Hougoumont
would be in the near side clearing.

Steady progress is continuing.  I'm down to just 18 line/light infantry units that are on bases, but still need to be textured, painted and static grass/tufted.  The end is nigh!

28 comments:

  1. The minis look great, and seeing that mat laid out in David’s yard/patio was really impressive!

    Cheers
    Kevin

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    1. Thanks! Super excited to get the mat and put the buildings on it :-)

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  2. Wonderful post on every level Jay. Magnificent looking figures and a mat that would be just sensational to push figures around on. Truly wargaming at its best.

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    1. Thanks :-) Going to need a second shed to store everything ;-) lol

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  4. Spectacular units, they look wonderful!

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  5. Dear God, look at all the mounted troops!!! Just brilliant :) There are going to be some extremely lucky people to be able to push these guys around on the tabletop!

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    1. Thanks Ivor ... some day we'll play a game together!! :-)

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  6. Beautiful toy soldiers Jay...I particularly like the marines.

    I must say I am very tempted to do some teddy bear mats myself...

    All the best. Aly

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    1. Thanks Ally! Teddybear fur is the way to go ... highly recommended. Easy to store and looks great. :-)

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  7. This project continues to inspire. Looking forward to the pics of the complete set up. How many pieces is the mat? It seems to line up really well. 😀

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    1. Thanks Stew. Tgere are 6 mats ... each mat is 4x6 :-)

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  8. Very impressive, great looking troops, for French :)

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  9. Fantastic looking troops and great looking mat!
    Best Iain

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