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« on: 09 January 2019, 08:57:05 PM »

So I bought a couple of test packs of Walt's mdf napoleonics.  

He says they are 6mm, but with the caveat they are a bit bigger- I measure at 8-9mm with the base strip. (the bases are 40x20s)

I bought artists pens from Hobby Craft (Windsor and Newton Promarker - 12 for £20, chisel tip at one end, pointy one at the other), and after a white undercoat coloured in, staying between the lines! I can do this quicker, and (a bit) more neatly than painting (I hate painting). Hobby craft also do a 2.5l RUB, with a tray in. 1 compartment takes the pens (and painting glasses) while the other 4 have the figures.

Did a test strip one night, then Monday did the other 11 (2 were half started).  Basically did 88 figures in an evening!







I think I could well buy the rest of the Army now! Not only are they ideal for FoG:N (for the '15mm measurements - why do rules writers not understand the rational for small figures is often more in the same foot print!), but that battalion is the width of a BP unit when playing at the Inch measurement scale, not the sub in cms that SJ, I and Tring club do.

The strips are 42mm - I assume that is to do with laying out efficiently, so I clip the end men off, and put them behind as file closers.

Next up - Dragoon test paint.

Thanks to Sunjester for the loan of bases - There will be a order coming your way, Leon!
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« Reply #1 on: 09 January 2019, 09:22:37 PM »

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« Reply #2 on: 09 January 2019, 09:27:13 PM »

They look really good
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« Reply #3 on: 09 January 2019, 09:56:41 PM »

I've decided not to flock or paint base edges - I'm going for the 'gentleman's billiard table game' look, so a bit more styalised.
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« Reply #4 on: 09 January 2019, 10:27:50 PM »

At table top distance they look quite nice.

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« Reply #5 on: 09 January 2019, 11:15:44 PM »

As my painting gets slower and slower, these look like quite an interesting alternative for getting mass armies on the table (how much, by the way?). Coincidentally, another new alternative was recently posted on the Peter Pig forum. As someone on that forum said, "Are flats making a come back?" Here is a link and YouTube video:-
https://wofun-games.com/landing.html

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w0IEpoHcIBc" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w0IEpoHcIBc</a>


... why do rules writers not understand the rational for small figures is often more in the same foot print!, but that battalion is the width of a BP unit when playing at the Inch measurement scale, not the sub in cms that SJ, I and Tring club do.


I know. Could it be that despite any new innovations they may introduce in their rules, many 28mm rules writers still appear to be wedded to the old fashioned 'one figure equals so many men' concept and so think that's what happens when you move down the scales?
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« Reply #6 on: 10 January 2019, 12:04:22 AM »

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many 28mm rules writers still appear to be wedded to the old fashioned 'one figure equals so many men' concept

It annoys me something rotten. The BASE=men, unless you are doing figure removal

Each pack contains 12 strips of 8 infantry or 3 cavalry. Infantry packs include a command strip of 2 x 4 figure commands @ £2
Cavalry are side on - they look a little narrow head on to me. I looked at gluing 2 together, but found the heads are carved narrower, so it looked rather odd - like cojoined twins.
Guns are 4 for £1.50, with 2 limbers and 6 horses. Skirmishers are also side on, because they are firing - 4 on a strip - 25p
Some figures sub for other countries as they are so similar.

Of course the German Austrians will be even quicker!
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« Reply #7 on: 10 January 2019, 08:09:15 AM »

They are lovely figures and I really like the billiard table look you've gone for Smiley.
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« Reply #8 on: 10 January 2019, 11:00:30 AM »

They look really good

Take care

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« Reply #9 on: 10 January 2019, 03:47:56 PM »

I’m assuming these are from Commission.
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« Reply #10 on: 10 January 2019, 06:12:20 PM »

Yes.
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« Reply #11 on: 12 January 2019, 12:32:48 PM »

I've bought the thinnest artist pen I could find, and done between the legs, and waistband.
Ordered an army (French III Corps 1809 Grande Armee for FoG:N Another 15 6-base units, plus 3 Cavalry and guns and officers etc)
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« Reply #12 on: 13 January 2019, 12:32:23 AM »

Walt replied to my order with
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wow. That is jumping in with both feet.
I pointed out 'part an army' is no use!

Fair Warning - Leon is in danger of losing his 'Most Helpful Retailer' title!
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« Reply #13 on: 13 January 2019, 12:46:42 AM »

They’ve come up a treat! I really rate the Commission mdf stuff - it “paints” up very nicely and the price is awesome Cheesy

Any pics of the shading drawn on yet?
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« Reply #14 on: 13 January 2019, 09:23:51 AM »

I'm ambivalent about these, wont be buying any as I already have large french, russian and British armies from Irregular/Heroics, so no need for more 6mm stuff. The infantry look good, but I find the cavalry a bit odd.

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