The Napoleonic interested members of our gaming club have been planning to game the 1815 campaign in 2015 (probably like a very large number of others out there!), in celebration of the 200th anniversary of the battles of Quatre Bras, Ligny, Wavre, and Waterloo.
I have not posted much about my own work, the forces I have built up, and have only posted AARs of some games. However, its nice to discuss what you do :)
I just finished up the Brunswick cavalry, using 15mm Old Glory miniatures, for use with Age of Eagles. The pack works out to 3 stands of (2) lancers and 5 stands of (2) hussars. I did not have a Duke of Brunswick figure (and didn't ask for help... I know now that there are a couple out there), so took a spare 15mm Battle Honors British staff officer in hussar uniform, painted him in Brunswick colors, and figured that would work. Doesn't look like the Duke at all, but painted in the correct set of colors, he will do fine.
This is a good point to state, that I tend to be practical in my use of miniatures... I'd rather game with something close enough, than not game at all while waiting for the perfect miniature. I am also limited by "speed painting" as I try to get things completed before we start gaming the 1815 campaign. In short, you will find better examples of these miniatures elsewhere, I am only sharing the progress of my work out of enthusiasm.
Here are the Brunswicker cavalry, and their acting "Duke"...
A closer image of the hussars...
A closer image of the "commander"....
I think from a painter's view, they are an interesting subject to work on. Lots of black, with paradoxically soft pastel facings I find them to be visually appealing in an odd sort of way. What was the line, something about them being a long, slow hearse?
Thanks for looking.