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10mm Peninsular Napoleonics

10mm Peninsular Napoleonics

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Project Blog by tonysilvey CoG Member

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About the Project

Pendraken miniatures has reeled me in with their not a kickstarter for 1809 British in the Peninsula. So I picked up some French from their current range to see how I would get on with them. They arrived today and I have already banged out a unit so I think I'll be okay. The intention is to collect 2 armies and use either Black powder or General D'armee.

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Bonus entry, work in progress.

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I will be needing some terrain so as I  have ordered one of the Geek Villain mats that Warren was showing off I thought that I could knock up a walled farm on tinkercad. Here’s the first test print of the walls. Still needs a few tweaks and then I can move onto the roofing.

Week two, First infantry division completed.

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Not as much painted as week one but the army is still growing.

I now have eight infantry battalions, enough for a division. The last two were light infantry battalions. At this point in the war they were basically the same as line battalions but with different uniforms. Plenty of blue in these guys.

Next up is two regiments of chasseures followed by a regiment of hussars.

Week two, First infantry division completed.

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Not so much done this week but I haven’t stopped.

Now got eight battalions painted, enough for a division. The last two added were light infantry battalions.

A lot more blue in these guys.

Next in line two regiments of chasseurs and then a regiment of hussars.

My army continues to gather.

Vive L'Emperor

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Late finish on my shift last night so I couldn’t face the massed ranks. I thought I would see what I could do with this fine fellow instead.

His jacket benefited more than most with an ink wash and highlight. His horse has some markings and deeper shading as opposed to just one colour. And I have had a go at piping the jacket.

Day seven, week one

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7 days, 7 units. Starting to look more like an army now. I  expect that I'll only update weekly now, unless I do something a bit different. I have another two line battalions to paint and some leger and cavalry on order. I'm also going to need to sort some suitable terrain so look forward to that.7 days, 7 units. Starting to look more like an army now. I expect that I'll only update weekly now, unless I do something a bit different. I have another two line battalions to paint and some leger and cavalry on order. I'm also going to need to sort some suitable terrain so look forward to that.

Day five & six. Don't worry. I haven't given up yet.

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Another line battalion finished today and part way through another regiment of Dragoons. My little army is growing steadily. Another line battalion finished today and part way through another regiment of Dragoons. My little army is growing steadily.
No painting yesterday but I knocked up these lipped sabot bases. They have had a magnetic layer put in the bottom and the troops have been magnetized. Only done for columns at the moment but being French they will probably spend most of the game that way. No painting yesterday but I knocked up these lipped sabot bases. They have had a magnetic layer put in the bottom and the troops have been magnetized. Only done for columns at the moment but being French they will probably spend most of the game that way.

Day four continues.

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I thought that some might want to see how I have been doing the basing.

I start with a layer of very fine sand. You can get some at the pet shop as it's bathed in by chinchillas. I start with a layer of very fine sand. You can get some at the pet shop as it's bathed in by chinchillas.
Then a coat of cheap burnt umber craft paint,  watered down to help it soak in and spread. Then a coat of cheap burnt umber craft paint, watered down to help it soak in and spread.
Then dry brush with Vallejo dark sand.Then dry brush with Vallejo dark sand.
Finally for the grass I use some fine sawdust that has been dyed with fabric dye. I aim to cover between about 2/3 and 3/4.Finally for the grass I use some fine sawdust that has been dyed with fabric dye. I aim to cover between about 2/3 and 3/4.

Day four, still plugging away.

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Not only did I get the artillery done I also got another line battalion finished. I  went for more of a campaign look for this one.

Day three, still on a roll.

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Some Dragoons finished today.

After the under shade I went full contrast on these and it seems to work well at this scale. I know contrast is a bit like marmite but I am acquiring the taste.

Artillery tomorrow then back to the foot sloggers.

Day two, another day, another battalion.

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Day two and another line battalion finished, don’t expect this every day!

I think a bit of an improvement but I’m not happy with the flesh. I have been using Vallejo air paint so far and it acts a bit like contrast paint. Most colours seem to work but the flesh comes out solid and I have been putting an agrax earthshade wash over. Tomorrow I’m hoping to get some more hobby time and I’ll give contrast Guiliman flesh a try.

I’ll be moving on to some Dragoons to break up the monotony of infantry.

Day one

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Started with some under shade. Grey followed by a nuln oil wash then a white dry brush. I’m going to try starting with a white under coat on the next unit to see if I  can brighten them up a bit.

Trying to use some nice thin paint to let the shade show through.  More practice and experimentation needed but I am happy with this first attempt.

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