Sunday, February 4, 2018

Spanish Napoleonic Artillery #1


The first artillery battery for my Spanish Napoleonic army rumbles off the painting table!


This battery is equipped with  an 8 lber cannons and a howitzer; both of which are Brigade Games models (French gun castings used). 


The crew are also by Brigade games; this the "Spanish Artillery loading" set. 


Wonderful sculpts by Paul Hicks. The blue is a 2: 1 mix of Michaels' Craftsmart dark Blue (which is both thin on coverage by itself and a bit light in color) and Delta Ceramcoat Opaque Blue. 


For my usual games with Field of Battle, a battery is two stands, but only one stand per unit is needed for Snappy Nappy. 


¡Cargue y prepárese para disparar contra esos franceses!

18 comments:

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    1. Thanks, Mark! 3 more batteries to come...

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  2. Excellent work. The vibrant blue really "pops"

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    1. Thanks, Jake. The shade the artillery woodwork was painted is described as "Cobalt Blue", and it seems it should be roughly this hue.

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  3. Looks brilliant Peter. The blue shade for the guns is perfect and is what I will base my Spanish battery on as well. Very nice to see the Spanish getting some firepower!

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    1. Thanks, Carlo. Now the Spanish have at least one cavalry and one artillery unit to go with their masses of infantry!

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  4. Really nicely done. I much prefer blue Spanish artillery as opposed to just bare wood.

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    1. Thanks, Lawrence! What self respecting artillery officer would be content with bare wood?! :-)

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  5. They look great, nice job on the blue shades...

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  6. Yet more eye candy Love the bloke with napkin on his head :-)

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    1. Thanks, Gary. I'd imagine the napkin is soaked in water to cool off his head in the Iberian summer!

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  7. Really nice looking Spanish artillery, can't wait to see the rest!
    Best Iain

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  8. Thank you Iain! More artillery coming soon to an Peninsular battlefield near you!

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