Skip to toolbar
TIny Napoleonics

TIny Napoleonics

Supported by (Turn Off)

Project Blog by denzien Cult of Games Member

Recommendations: 224

About the Project

I'm collecting two armies in 10m to recreate the battle of Quatre Bras the prelude to Waterloo. This will be for the Blackpowder game system. I've never painted minis this small before but I think the battle can be better represented at this scale.

This Project is Active

First French brigade

Tutoring 3
Skill 3
Idea 3
No Comments
Getting lost in the garden. My first full brigade. I have decided to paint the shako pom poms red in all the troops in this brigade. I know that's not correct but I want them to be recognised as one brigade. My next collection can have a new colour.Getting lost in the garden. My first full brigade. I have decided to paint the shako pom poms red in all the troops in this brigade. I know that's not correct but I want them to be recognised as one brigade. My next collection can have a new colour.

Mini Ney

Tutoring 4
Skill 6
Idea 4
No Comments
Marshall NeyMarshall Ney

French arrive

Tutoring 4
Skill 5
Idea 5
No Comments
Bags of French arrived three days ago and since then I've painted these chaps. I usually do ten a dayBags of French arrived three days ago and since then I've painted these chaps. I usually do ten a day

First brigade done

Tutoring 5
Skill 7
Idea 5
No Comments
First brigade done
First brigade done

Wellington and Picton

Tutoring 4
Skill 5
Idea 4
1 Comment
Wellington and Picton
Picton with umbrellaPicton with umbrella
Wellington and Picton

black watch

Tutoring 3
Skill 4
Idea 3
No Comments
Starting the Black WatchStarting the Black Watch
I gave the kilts a couple of dabs of lighter green to give the impression of tartan patternI gave the kilts a couple of dabs of lighter green to give the impression of tartan pattern
I've learned to flock them as I go a row at a time so I I don't get it all over the minisI've learned to flock them as I go a row at a time so I I don't get it all over the minis
black watch
black watch
black watch
black watch
BagpipesBagpipes

The 69th

Tutoring 2
Skill 5
Idea 4
2 Comments
The 69th

Planning Ahead

Tutoring 4
Skill 3
Idea 5
No Comments
Tartan in 10mm?Tartan in 10mm?
The 69th in some nice dirty brown looking trousers. The first regiment I painted I didnt really think to much on what regiment at Quatre Bras they were meant too represent and the 95th stand out in green but for a second redcoat unit I wanted them to look different from the unit already completed.The 69th in some nice dirty brown looking trousers. The first regiment I painted I didnt really think to much on what regiment at Quatre Bras they were meant too represent and the 95th stand out in green but for a second redcoat unit I wanted them to look different from the unit already completed.

British Artillery

Tutoring 5
Skill 5
Idea 4
2 Comments
British Artillery
This made a change from the rank and file and had a bit more room to texture up the base a little and have s change of colour schemesThis made a change from the rank and file and had a bit more room to texture up the base a little and have s change of colour schemes

Rifles

Tutoring 3
Skill 8
Idea 7
No Comments
I used contrast paints but I thought it was too bright. Bellow you can see contrast on the left but I went with a darker paint on the rightI used contrast paints but I thought it was too bright. Bellow you can see contrast on the left but I went with a darker paint on the right
CommandCommand
I based them a little further apartI based them a little further apart
I also added more foliage to represent them skirmishingI also added more foliage to represent them skirmishing
Rifles

First unit complete

Tutoring 6
Skill 9
Idea 7
No Comments
Form squareForm square
First unit complete
MarchingMarching
In line with my first stand of riflesIn line with my first stand of rifles

I found flocking the stand was difficult getting glue between the men and I worried the flick would be too large in scale. The four stands and s command works well for creating the different formations a Napoleonic regiment would operate in. I made a tiny flag but it was a bit rushed so not too happy with the standards

On the stands

Tutoring 4
Skill 8
Idea 6
No Comments
On the stands
On the stands
On the stands

First tiny men

Tutoring 5
Skill 13
Idea 10
5 Comments
First tiny men
I've been using contrast paints to see how they work on minis so smallI've been using contrast paints to see how they work on minis so small
I've been finding them quicker to paint than I thoughtI've been finding them quicker to paint than I thought

Sorting the minis

Tutoring 6
Skill 7
Idea 11
1 Comment
Bags of mini minisBags of mini minis
Organised the figures into my battalion.Organised the figures into my battalion.

My first selection of minis for the British making up kempts brigade. 2 line infantry. 1 highlander. 1 rifle and artillery section. I’m organising them on four stands each with a command. That way I can change them to square formation. I have over 150 minis in Kempts division.

Supported by (Turn Off)