Thursday, January 14, 2016

French Army 18mm AB

earlier this year I had the mad idea to replace my entire 28mm collection with 15mm. The 28's were absolutely beautiful (mostly painted by Scott MacPhee), but the size and basing scheme was starting to frustrate me. Plus I wanted a table that looked more like armies than skirmishers.

So, I sold my massive 28mm Napoleonic collection and purchased 5 new Napoleonic armies from AB Miniatures in 18mm. (French, British, Austrian, Prussian, and Russian). Luckily for me, Scott was just coming back from a stint as a teacher and was available to paint these.

There may be a handful of people on the planet that could come close to his quality of work. There are zero people on the planet that could produce that work as quickly as he can. In less than six months, he prepped, painted, and based a massive French army at a '10' quality level.

Here they are, in all their glory, on my gaming table.



































Thank you, Scott!  These guys look amazing.

13 comments:

  1. Thanks for the kind words, Glenn! Austrian opponents should be ready by late spring.

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  2. Beyond beautiful and exceptional painting

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  3. Quite a sight! Marvellous and imposing presences - L´Empereur would be proud :) Cheers!

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  4. yea, had I been lucky enough last night, Scott would have been secured for the foreseeable future!!! They look GREAT!

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  5. It is a masterpiece! Thanks for sharing.

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  6. Impressive lines of battle and beautiful units!

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  7. I'm using my own version of Command & Colors, which I wrote after playing ancients and before they published their Napoleonic rules. Mine are written for the tabletop and work a bit better than theirs for that. (IMHO) ;-)

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  8. Hi Glenn! I also replied to one of Scott's postings, but may I have a set of those rules and cards? If I did have a previous copy, I lost it in a pc meltdown! You can send it to essayons7@yahoo.com. Thanks very much!

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  9. aye, those rules would be interesting to see Glenn ! And what size hexes are you using with these?

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