Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Back to Painting: Crimean War French and Russians

It has been forever since I painted anything. But the past week-and-a-half at work has been massively stressful, and nothing calms me like painting. So I picked up my 1/32 Crimean War toy-soldier-style project where I left off. I now have the total up to 16 Russian infantry, 12 French infantry, 1 French commander and 1 French artillery man. My goal is to work this up to 24 infantry, 4 cavalry, 1 gun and 1 commander per side, and have a go at Nick Bouette's Volley Fire rules for a solo game.

All the French so far...


And all the Russians...


All the other models I need to complete the project are primed and waiting on the workbench.

21 comments:

  1. We should pick a place halfway rent a hotel conference room and play a couple of minis game. I always like playing them although actually buying into one is a bridge too far as I have way too much stuff now.

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    1. You know, that's totally something we could do at some point. Pick rules, set up some scenarios, bring the minis and play.

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    2. Loving the toy soldier aesthetic.

      I once met up with some long-distance friends at a motel for a night of RPG gaming. We were checking in with our backpacks and cooler and the desk clerk was like, "Oh, you guys gonna party?"

      "Like you wouldn't believe," I said.

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  2. Whoa Rob, you got me worried a bit with the beginning of that comment.

    Minis looks great Chris. Went looking for mini weeping angels tonight and haven't had any luck yet.

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    1. Thanks Tim!

      Have you guys seen these from Crooked Dice Game Design Studio? :

      http://www.crooked-dice.co.uk/wp/product/scary-statues/

      You can see some painted up in context here:

      http://www.coolminiornot.com/265304

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  3. Looks great! However, paint all the minis you want...I still won't meet you at a cheap motel.

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    1. Aww...now you've gone and broken my heart.

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    2. Now a nice B&B would be another matter entirely. I am easy, but not cheap.

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    3. Starting to sound like a Monday night game.

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  4. Very nicely done Chris, top notch!

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  5. The Crimean War would make for an interesting minis game.

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    1. Yeah, I was fishing around for a non-colonial 19th-century war that the French won. There is a decent number of those if you count each of the Napoleonic Wars separately -- the French won, what the first five of those or so before they started falling apart in the last few? But if you don't count those separately, then you really just have the Second War of Italian Independence and the Crimean War.

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  6. Looks really good. I have been getting more and more interested in strategy and tactics games, so looking at minis like yours get me inspired!

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  7. Forgot you were working on this stuff, Chris - hope you get back to it.
    I'm about to put up several new posts for my 54mm NW Frontier project.
    Cheers, Alex

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