Good day friends and welcome to the weekend. I had fully intended to post this yesterday as one of this blog’s semi-habitual Napoleonic Thursday post, but my computer had some issues and no matter, here they are today.
While I have some Austrian cuirassiers in my collection, I didn’t have any Austrian dragoons (though in 6mm it’s hard to tell the difference between the two) so I easily rectified that by printing myself a mass of 6mm figures thanks to Henry Turner’s Europe Asunder Napoleonic Kickstarter that I’d backed last year.
The figures are based as per my usual standard for 6mm Napoleonics, giving me either a division’s worth for a grand scale game like Blucher, or a full regiment of four stands (1 command stand and three rank and file bases) for Sam Mustafa’s LaSalle 2. I have a separate post planned for basing units for LaSalle, coming soon.
The flags were purchased from Stone Mountain Miniatures. To their credit, they have a good selection of 6mm flags, though it took me a very long time to receive them. I always want to cut self-employed hobby business owners a lot of slack. Who knows what’s going on in their personal lives?
A quick word on Henry Turner’s figures. I printed these on an Elegoo Mars 2 resin printer. The results were quite satisfactory, the figures have a decent amount of detail, though some have told me the horses don’t look convincing. I wouldn’t print his figures at any scale larger than 10mm, but for 6 they satisfy and mix nicely with my Baccus collection. I’m a fan.
I have a lot of 6mm Napoleonic stuff currently on the painting desk - a substantial mass of Austrian grenadiers and some Polish Uhlans, and after that lot is done it’s back to the big scales for a while.
Cheers and thanks for looking. Blessings to your brushes!
Your Austrian dragoons look great! 3D printed? Do you have 3D printer now?ReplyDelete
Hello Jonathan, thank you, and yes, I took the 3D plunge last year, I have an older Elegoo Mars 2 resin printer. Some days it works well, some days it's incredibly frustrating.Delete
Exceptionally nice, Mike! I've long been a fan of Napoleonic Austrians.ReplyDelete
Thank you my friend, they are rapidly becoming my favourite Napoleoinc army.Delete
The Dragoons look excellent, Mike!ReplyDelete
Cheers, Ray, very kind of you to say so.Delete
Dragoons with their fab helmets look so good on the tabletop. Great new additions to your collection mate.ReplyDelete