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Painting Miniatures for a Sharp Practice Peninsular Campaign

Painting Miniatures for a Sharp Practice Peninsular Campaign

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About the Project

I've just finished stripping my 28mm Napoleonic Collection. I'll go through step by step each stage of the process and hopefully give people a guide. I've based them on Rubicon 25mm bases for Sharp Practice and any other 28mm Skirmish Games that take my fancy. I plan to use these to play a Sharp Practice Campaign based in the Peninsular War.

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"The Green Jackets"

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After an Undercoat of Army Painter White the Minis were based on 25mm Bases from Rubicon.

These Minis are from Empress Miniatures. I Picked them up Years Ago to Base Two Men Together for Napoleon at War Hence the Repeated Poses.These Minis are from Empress Miniatures. I Picked them up Years Ago to Base Two Men Together for Napoleon at War Hence the Repeated Poses.
These Minis are from Empress Miniatures. I Picked them up Years Ago to Base Two Men Together for Napoleon at War Hence the Repeated Poses.These Minis are from Empress Miniatures. I Picked them up Years Ago to Base Two Men Together for Napoleon at War Hence the Repeated Poses.
Twenty of the Empress Miniatures RiflemenTwenty of the Empress Miniatures Riflemen
Perry Miniatures Riflemen. I'll be Painting these up as Chosen Men.Perry Miniatures Riflemen. I'll be Painting these up as Chosen Men.
These Miniatures will be Made into a Jump Off Point since I have Duplicates.These Miniatures will be Made into a Jump Off Point since I have Duplicates.

The Next Step will be to Basecoat the Miniatures with Army Painter’s “Angel Green”.

"Rifles to Me"

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Let's Start with the Crowd Favourite. They were called The Grasshoppers, The Sweeps and The Rifles. The Men of the 95th Rifles Have Certainly Cemented Themselves in the History of the Napoleonic Wars Possibly more than any other Regiment.

I seem to have collected quite a few 28mm Riflemen so I thought I should start there.

I started by spraying them with Army Painted White Undercoat Spray.

Here we see a Rifle Officer Directing his Men to Harass the Enemy while in Cover. It was an Art Learned by their Parents and Grandparents in the Forests of North AmericaHere we see a Rifle Officer Directing his Men to Harass the Enemy while in Cover. It was an Art Learned by their Parents and Grandparents in the Forests of North America
Modern Re-enactors. Here we can see Depictions of Rifle Uniforms that the Scheme will be Based on.Modern Re-enactors. Here we can see Depictions of Rifle Uniforms that the Scheme will be Based on.
On the left is a Rifle Officer. Note the Leather Reinforces Breeches, Pelisse (Tight Fitting Jacket Worn Slung on the Shoulder like a Hussar), Red Sash that Denotes an Officer, Curved Sabre used by Flank Companies and Light Infantry and the Black Shoulder Strap that has a Whistle in it for Signalling.          Centre: Rifleman. The Black Facings (Cuffs and Collar) Mean that this Rifleman is a Member of the 95th Rifles. The 60th Royal Americans would have Red Facings.            Right: Sergeant. Notice the Same Red Sash as the Officer but with a Black Section, the Colour of the Regiment's Facings. Also Note that the NCO wears a Rank only on the Right Arm. This was also True of the Famous On the left is a Rifle Officer. Note the Leather Reinforces Breeches, Pelisse (Tight Fitting Jacket Worn Slung on the Shoulder like a Hussar), Red Sash that Denotes an Officer, Curved Sabre used by Flank Companies and Light Infantry and the Black Shoulder Strap that has a Whistle in it for Signalling. Centre: Rifleman. The Black Facings (Cuffs and Collar) Mean that this Rifleman is a Member of the 95th Rifles. The 60th Royal Americans would have Red Facings. Right: Sergeant. Notice the Same Red Sash as the Officer but with a Black Section, the Colour of the Regiment's Facings. Also Note that the NCO wears a Rank only on the Right Arm. This was also True of the Famous "Chosen Men" who Wore a White Band on the Right Arm. Also Note that the Enlisted Men have Cheaper Wool Tufts on their Shako's while the Officer has a more Expensive Feather Tuft.
Warlord Games Napoleonic Rifles Box. I don't have any of them but the Artwork is too Good to Leave Out.Warlord Games Napoleonic Rifles Box. I don't have any of them but the Artwork is too Good to Leave Out.
Here we can see a Close up of the Famous Sword Bayonet that the Rifles used Rather than a Pig Sticker like the Regular Infantry. Here we can see a Close up of the Famous Sword Bayonet that the Rifles used Rather than a Pig Sticker like the Regular Infantry.
Sharpe and the Chosen Men.Sharpe and the Chosen Men.
A Fantastic (and Very Quick) Book on the Valiant Defence of Le Haye Sainte by the Men of the Kings German Legion 2nd Light Battalion lead by Major Bearing.A Fantastic (and Very Quick) Book on the Valiant Defence of Le Haye Sainte by the Men of the Kings German Legion 2nd Light Battalion lead by Major Bearing.
Re-enactors Waiting for the Start of the 200th Anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo.Re-enactors Waiting for the Start of the 200th Anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo.
The KGL Defending Le Haye SainteThe KGL Defending Le Haye Sainte
More Minis in the Next UpdateMore Minis in the Next Update

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