With it coming up to the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo there is a lot enthusiasm at the club for doing a re-fight of this classic battle. We've opted to use the Black Powder rules and use 28mm figures, mainly because a couple of our group already had some. After steadfastly resisting getting into this period as I've so many other wargaming interests, I succumbed and agree to become involved. A few weeks backs now I picked up at the Vapnartak show a small Brunswick Brigade. The figures are Perry Miniatures (metal) and are quite nice. (Here's a selection)
My friend John Savage is doing most of the organising for this game, and has produced a comprehensive listing of the units involved in the battle that we need to field. From the units outstanding I selected the Brunswicks for three reasons:
1) The unit isn't too big, being only 2 Regts of Infantry, a small Calalry Regt. a Gun and a HQ. Hopefully this means its an achievable aim in terms if getting it painted and ready for mid-year.
2) The figures don't need assembling. I know plastics are cheaper, but gluing them together is a ball-acher.
3) Their uniform is really plain being mainly black, and so is easy to paint ! LOL
Anyway, here's the first Regt I'm on with. Still some work to do, but definitely making some progress here.