Monday 19 December 2016

Analogue Hobbies Painting Challenge

I am not the most productive painter over the winter months so it is with some trepidation that i have signed up for the Analogue Hobbies Painting Challenge for the first time. Hopefully it will give me the impetus to finish some painting projects. Along with my brother we have agreeded a modest target of 400 points and will have our own mini duel between us.

The first figures on the table are part of my 28mm Blucher project. I like the Blucher ruleset, whenever i play Napoleonics i want to imagine myself as Napoleon or Wellington and the rules give that grand tactical feel, throwing corps into action. I know most people play the rules with smaller scale miniatures but i have always been a 28mm player, i enjoy painting at that scale and all my terrain is for that scale.  I wasnt sure about it but seeing Dots of Paints blog convinced me to have a go.

I have a small 1812 Russian army which i have based at the small scale where 1 base equals 2-3 battalions of infantry.  I like this scale as it allows me to paint up some of the smaller more colourful napoleonic units and still gives me the flexibility to play at the recommended scale.

Russian Division at the recommended game scale

Russian Division at small scale

For the painting challenge i have decided to bolster my French forces. I have a couple of units but not enough to field a full force.
French Napoleonic forces based for Blucher.

Last photo shows the first miniatures ready for the start of the challenge. I know there are a few painted figures in there, these wont count towards the challenge. So in total there are

2 bases of Light Infantry - 16 minis -
5 bases of Line Infantry  - 36 minis
1 base of Swiss infantry - 2 minis
1 base of Croatian Light Infantry - 8 minis

Thats 62 minis at 5 points each, which should net me 310 points towards my 400 point target. I am going to start with the 2 bases of Light Infantry and we will se how i get on.