|Prussian command from 1870 - 28mm figures from Wargames Foundry|
A lot of "Adeptus Titanicus" and "Epic 30k" work has been coming from the painting table in recent weeks, but I'm still trying not to lose focus on a larger, long-term project - my 28mm Franco-Prussian War. So in the midst of painting Titans and Knights over the past few weeks, I have also been finishing these two fellows to make a command base for my Prussians.
These are castings from Wargames Foundry, home to the most comprehensive range of 28mm Franco-Prussian castings out there (although the awesome folks at "Eagles of Empire" are working hard to release more and more stuff - give them a look!). These figures were sculpted by the Perry Brothers "back in the day", and as with so much of their work, are an absolute treat to paint.
|Classic sculpts, a real treat to paint.|
This base will serve to mark a Prussian regimental command for games of "Black Powder" that I hope to run in this setting. At my current pace, I'm hoping that will be early in 2019, although you never know...but I am quite "in" to "Adeptus Titanicus" and 30k stuff at the moment, so that will slow the rate of painting for these lovely Franco-Prussian War figures.
|"Let's advance that way. I doubt those French rifles will be a problem..."|
All the same, the pace of this project is not too bad, considering how flighty my painting whims can be. It was just about a year ago that I started wandering down the Franco-Prussian war period path - excited, of course, to dive into a new period and setting which had really piqued my interest, but also wary of my own tendency to be diverted toward other projects before I could finish. I really wanted to play a "Black Powder" game in this period with formed units, but even a small game would mean painting up a couple hundred castings... so there was potential to see this idea of playing "Black Powder" in this setting go nowhere...
|A "group photo" of the Prussian units painted to date...so far, so good!|
But so far, so good! I don't have a super-exact planned lineup of figures to finish in my mind before attempting to run a game, but I feel about half-way there...the Prussians contingent for a game is nearly finished, maybe one or two more units. Then I will turn to the brushes toward the French (and Bavarians)!
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