Sunday, 16 August 2015

"In the same old way..." - Napoleonic Vignette

"Old Nosey" himself directing some traffic to his staff 

Following on from the French command bases I thought it was time to put a few allied ones up for a change.

Here we have the great man himself, Arthur Wellesley, on Copenhagen his trusty steed, preparing to do battle with those damned "Frenchies" one last time!
 
This chap looks far too relaxed.  Lovely Foundry figure with a gorgeous Brunswick officer to his rear.

Mainly Foundry figures in this stand and they all work quite well together I think


I quite like the irregular shaping of these bases and so do quite a few of the fellow gamers who have visited the site to very kindly post some comments.  I do have quite a few round style bases still however may slowly convert these over as long as young Mike at the club can give me some constant supply of rough and ready plywood shapes! 


21 comments:

  1. Lovely work there! A question about those irregular bases: do they prove awkward during gameplay at all?
    -Chuck

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    1. Hi Chuck - thanks for the comments and visit. No the base shape is fine, especially in bigger games. The command range etc. is taken from the generals head do the base size is no drama. You could go too big though I'm sure.

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  2. This vignette is simply fantastic, great details and beautiful job!

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  3. Very nice work, the piece 'works' which says it all.

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    1. Thank you P - greatly appreciated. It looks great on the table and matches in well with my tiles at home...terrain that is:-)

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  4. Excellent work! Really enjoying these vignettes!

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    1. Glad you are enjoying them Rodger.

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  5. Another interesting vignette. Wonderful!

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    1. Thanks Jonathon - they are always a bit of gun to put together.

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  6. A lovely piece of work full of variety and animation. Good to see Old Nosey takes his elm tree with him wherever he goes :-)
    Cheers mate
    Chris
    http://notjustoldschool.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Can never have enough shade Chris in that harsh Spanish sun you know mate :-)

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  7. "My what big bases you have, my dear!"

    Beautifully done, Carlo!

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    1. "All the better to lead you , my dear!!"
      Thanks Peter. Hope your getting stacks of painting completed.

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  8. Inspirational as usual Carlo. I particularly applaud the cunningly planned almost horse shoe shaped base allowing all the gathered dignities the chance of a view.

    Salute
    von Peter himself

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    1. Thanks Peter. Yes the boomerang shape worked well in this case though it can prove difficult to balance on certain hills :-)

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  9. Fine looking command stand Carlo. I really like seeing a big command base on the table-top--hang the scale!
    Great photography too mate.

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    1. Thanks Fish - couldn't agree more mate. Amazing what you can snap with the right light and your sons little Kodak instamatic!!

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  10. Stunning Carlo, loads of inspiration for everyone!!!

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