Monday, February 11, 2008

Progress Report --

Well let's see, what progress do I have to report?

Sunday was another "painting day". Pete came over and we both got quite a bit done. Except for basing, I've now finished another three units (eight units if I "cheat").

The foot guard unit is finished as well as two cavalry units (one cuirassier and one "galloper"). I also cheated and made duplicate standard-bearers for the four "blue coat" battalions which sometimes serve as extra troops for Pete (and sometimes as vile Stagonians).

In addition, I've cut some bases for a second "grenzer" unit . . . well, okay, they aren't really grenzers, but they are some odd irregular troops (mainly GNW Russians) that I'll base as Grenzer substitutes.

This means that when I've finished basing, I'll be able to field:
  • 11 "line" battalions -- 5 red coats, 4 blue coats, 1 gray coat and 1 yellow-coated
  • 2 "grenzer" battalions -- well irregulars at least, based in my LMI diamond configuration
  • 12 companies of foot skirmishers
  • 10 mounted regiments -- 4 "Heavy Horse", 4 Dragoons and 2 Hussars (really Cossacks)
  • several artillery pieces and crews
  • assorted Generals and Brigadiers
All-in-all, I'm pretty well pleased . . . particularly since these are only "stand-in" troops until I can paint my RSMs later this year.

As for the battles, I don't know if the Duchy of Pfalz-Kognat-Obersayn battle took place this past weekend or not . . . presumably there will be a report soon if it happened.

As for the
Landgraviate of Ober-Schweinsberg civil war proxy fight, Murdock and I are set to fight it out next Sunday if we get some clarification on a few details from Jonathan. Murdock will supply the troops and I'll set up the terrain.

-- Jeff


Heinz-Ulrich von Boffke said...

Good Morning Jeff,

How about a "grand review" photo or two? I'd love to see your substitute army.

Best Regards,


MurdocK said...

I'll echo that call for a Grand Review!

abdul666 said...

Warmly seconded!

Snickering Corpses said...

Drop me an email with what clarifications you still need, Jeff. :)

Fitz-Badger said...

Yep, sounds like you made good progress! (but we'd still like to see the evidence) :-)

Bluebear Jeff said...


I do have to get the figures based first before I can take pictures of them . . . and that isn't done yet.

There will eventually be photos.

-- Jeff

Heinz-Ulrich von Boffke said...

Looking forward to it eagerly, Jeff.

Best Regards,


marinergrim said...

Always good to see you making progress Jeff. Looking forward to the finished article.

johnpreece said...

I'm prepared to believe that you are doing well, but I still look forward to seeing the photos.

old-tidders said...

Looks like a good sized army ready to give those vile stagonians a good thrashing

-- Allan

(ps looking forward to the pictures)