Monday, April 22, 2019

FOR SALE: 28mm Sharp Practice Napoleonic Collection

I have for sale my 28mm Napoleonic Sharp Practice collection - everything you need to start a great pro-French faction.  The figures are Perry plastic and metal French, along with some Victrix plastics, all mounted to 20mm round MDF bases and - where applicable - complete with MDF movement trays from Warbases, Inc.  What do you get?

One complete French infantry battalion of six (6) companies - four (4) line, one (1) grenadier and one (1) voltigeur - of eight (8) figures apiece, all mounted on MDF round bases, complete with movement trays.  Also included are two (2) foot officers, one (1) drummer, one (1) eagle-bearer and one (1) mounted "chef de battailon."

Three (3) German infantry companies, each of eight (8) figures and mounted on round MDF bases and movement trays.  One company is from Anhalt-Dessau, one from the Frankfort battalion and one from "the Battalion of Princes," in this case the two companies drawn from Schwarzbourg.  Also included is a mounted officer from Schwarzbourg.

One (1) additional company of eight (8) French line grenadiers, mounted on round MDF bases and a movement tray.

One company of six (6) carabineers from a light infantry battalion, mounted on round MDF bases and a movement tray.

That makes a total of ninety (90) figures and two (2) mounted figures.  Asking price is $300 or best offer, excluding priority shipping within the United States.

Saturday, January 19, 2019

28mm Calpe Saxon Command

Here are a few shots of a group of 10 divisional and brigade-level commanders I did for my small (but growing) Napoleonic Saxon army.  The goal is to have a healthy division of two brigades, each with 5-7 battalions and a battery in support.  So far, I have three line battalions and an artillery battery finished, with a fourth line battalion on the table, ready to be painted.  I'm going with GMB Designs for the flags.

These figures are from Calpe, as are all my Saxons (save for the artillery, which are from Westfalia [now Black Hussar] Miniatures).  They're gorgeous, and I am sorry my rapidly diminishing painting skills just can't seem to do them justice.  I reckon that if my divisional commander (red trousers) has been painted with a confused, bewildered, concerned look on his face, I've won.

Most of my Napoleonic Prussians are from Calpe, as well - the landwehr, cavalry, reserve infantry, commanders and artillery.  Calpe has also provided all my French infantry.  I have Perry plastics for the Prussian line infantry, and hope to have some shots of those on the way.  I'm struggling to take good photos of my troops in my current settings, so I hope to have some solutions worked out in short order.

Friday, February 22, 2013

Order up! And progress, to boot!

I ordered some Perry French, Prussians and Russians today to complete the infantry side of my Allied army. Can't beat that.  It should give me an army of nine Austrian battalions, six Prussian battalions and four Russian battalions.  Artillery and cavalry to follow.


I'm also finishing my Anhalt battalion, as well as my take on the "Battalion of Princes," all made from Victrix and Perry conversions. Images to follow upon completion!

Thursday, February 21, 2013

FS: George Gush's "Renaissance Armies"

I have a copy of George Gush's "Renaissance Armies" for sale. This is the second edition, in great shape, with minor shelf wear only - there is a small tear in the jacket (photo included). The inside is free and clear, in excellent shape. Asking $75 including shipping within CONUS.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

FOW Soviets for Sale

I'm selling my FOW Soviets to make room for other projects. There are a slew of figures, and I admit that I'm not a professional photographer - the photos in no way do this collection justice. Here is a list of what I have. Please be sure to note the horde of infantry at the bottom: 10 T-34s (There are three platoons of three tanks apiece, plus one command tank. The first platoon is in all-white camo; the second has white turrets and glacis only, and the third platoon is in Southwestern Front brown overspray. The command tank is in all-white camo); 2 KV-1s and three armored cars. There is also a horde of infantry. I have the following: 2 45mm AT guns with crew; 5 HMGs with crew; 18 bases of SMGs; 9 SMG command bases; 3 FO bases; 27 rifle bases; 12 rifle command bases. Here are samples of the figures. I'm happy to take more photos if you need them. I'm looking for $300 plus shipping, or best offers. I can be reached at Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, January 3, 2012


My new 15mm Essex Spanish caetrati. What say you?

Sunday, November 29, 2009

A Dilemma....

I'm trying to figure out what I'll be doing down the road as far as my painting goes. Here are the projects that I have going at present:

28mm ECW (for Warhammer English Civil War)
15mm Alexander/Persians (from Xyston, based for Basic Impetus)
15mm WW2 (Russians and Hungarians from Flames of War, based for God-knows-what)
28mm Marian Romans/Gauls (in plastic, from Wargames Factory and Warlord, based for WAB)


Napoleonics. But what scale?

I purchased a box of the Perry plastic French infantry, then got lucky and scored four French 6-lb. guns and 24 crew, also from Perry, through Bartertown for only $30. I've also picked up an occasional extra command pack or two, plus a pack of mounted colonels - also from Perry. I finished painting up the box of Perry plastic French infantry, but then started looking around my basement, trying to figure out what I'm going to do with them!

As best I can guess, I will probably be playing on a 4'x6' table. I like the look of big battalions, so I thought I would go with 24 figures. I base 2x2 (two in front, two figures in back) on a 40mm square base. The resulting battalion is enormously wide, and takes up a ton of room. I could base the figures at sixteen per battalion, but that arrangement makes the battalion look like a color guard, not a ferocious, all-conquering juggernaut.

So, I thought perhaps I'd shelve the 28mm route, and go with 10mm. No one has nice-enough looking figures save for Old Glory (this is my opinion only, you understand), but the flags are cast-on, and I abhor painting flags - especially undersized ones. So, what to do?

I have not yet seen the Old Glory 10mm in person - I've only seen photos - so I think I'm going to order a pack, paint it, and see how I like it before deciding for certain and taking the plunge. Photos and full report to follow!