Friday, 29 November 2013

Painting Challenge - Turco's Finished !.

Last post I mentioned that we were planning a Memorial game around Christmas time to celebrate the anniversary of the publication of the Featherstone's 'Horse and Musket' rules . 'S' set me a challenge to paint up the FPW  figures I have in stock to play this game - challenge accepted ! .
The first unit to get painted is a French unit of Algerian Turcos - cos they have nice bright uniforms !.
By clearing the painting tray of all other projects I've managed to get this unit done .
The varnish was still slightly tacky when I took these photos . A French Mitrailleuse and crew will be  next I think !.

Sunday, 24 November 2013

O.S. F.P.W. Bavarians - And A Challenge.

I was talking to 'S' about Don Featherstone and his great influence on me and my hobby and said I had been thinking of a sort of commemorative game to mark the 50th Anniversary of the publication of his rules . 'S' said that he was available sometime over Christmas and we should play the game then , "you could get the rest of that F.P.W. stuff done and we could use it for the game !" - he said . The gauntlet having been thrown down I have started to finish off the figures I have in storage -  4 units of foot and a Prussian gun and a French Mitrailleuse . Luckly I had already started painting the Bavarians .
This means I have a Wurttemberg Regt. for the Prussians and a Zouave Regt. and a Algerian Turco Regt. for the French - Damn !- two rather complicated uniforms there !. However I am setting to and hope to complete them by Christmas - phew !.
As well as the Bavarians I did another Prussian Brigadier in the form of this rather 'natty' Bavarian . Well I had better get on painting - Turcos first I think !.

Thursday, 14 November 2013

F.P.W. Prussian Hussars.

Finally got the Prussian Hussars done ! , these poor figures seem to have hung around for months . They are the 5th Hussar Regt.
They were incredibly difficult to put together , but I'm pleased with the way they have turned out .
Here they are in my current game facing off some French Lancers - Hmm let's hope the curse of the newly painted figures does not strike !. 
The same photo in period tone.

Thursday, 7 November 2013

Guilt !.

One of the great things about a blog is that you can look back at your past endeavours and bask in their progress and successes ! - the downside is that it can remind you of all those projects started and never finished . A year ago I was gushing enthusiastically about starting two Old School FPW armies and unusually for me I even set out a plan - sadly after the initial flush of enthusiasm it has been cast aside . Then I came across some Prussian Hussars that I had made up and sprayed ready for painting - they were languishing in the shed and even had a cobweb on them ! - guilt ridden I have started painting them and started gluing together the other couple of infantry units I had in storage . It would be nice to complete this project this year as it is nearly half finished , so watch this space -