A Short (6mm) Post
After enjoying our initial game of Blücher, I decided time was right to dip my toes in the murky waters of Napoleonic gaming. With Blücher being such a high level of organisation from a gaming point of view, I wanted something to go with the epic scale of the game and decided on 6mm. My local manufacturer, Baccus turn out some amazing figures in this scale, this was my obvious first port of call. I ordered a set of British line infantry, the cheapest they had, and the duly arrived. They are brilliant little sculpts, really full of detail and they far exceeded my expectations.
Now, I haven't painted 6mm figures for many, many years and although Baccus have a 'how to paint 6mm' guide on their website, it is aimed at Marlburian figures, so I searched around for a Napoleonic guide and found this brilliant blog post. It was exactly what I needed to start.
I was surprised at how quickly I was able to paint these four (about twenty minutes in total), now, I just have to finish the other 92 figures in the set... I am pretty pleased with them, but as they are my first Napoleonic figures for a couple of decades I welcome any comments on the schemes, details or other bits and pieces.
2018 edit: Since writing this post several years ago I have painted a large amount of 6mm figures based on the armies in the 100 Days Campaign of 1815, please click HERE to see the individual posts, I hope you like them!
Thanks for reading!