Monday, August 29, 2016

28mm Napoleonic Spanish Guerrillas and (another) Mediterranean Cottage


Keeping in theme with last week's French Dragoons, here are some of their antagonists - a small group of Spanish Guerrillas, exhorted by their priest and being called-to-arms by their drummer boy. 



For the most part these figures are from Brigade Games' Napoleonic Spanish range, but I see in there at least one figure from the Perry's Carlists collection as well. (This range has several non-uniformed codes that fit very nicely for the Napoleonic period). The priest is an older figure from the collection but he needed a repaint after taking a nasty spill (falling from grace, so to speak).



With this group done I will give have around thirty figures for the entire force, enough for most skirmish scenarios, I think.

In addition, I've included the next building from my recent Grandmanner purchase. 


This cottage has a fairly simple square shape but it does have a nice walled veranda, which adds a bit of visual interest (and some welcome cover for skirmishers).



For this building I used a slightly lighter, more tan colour palette. The effect seems a little more rustic overall. I'm not entirely sure that one is better than the other, but this one was definitely faster to paint, which is a big plus to my way of thinking. 


Okay, just one more cottage to go from this series. To try to keep things interesting I think I'll change time periods for the last one. 

Thanks for dropping by everyone! See you soon.

49 comments:

  1. Looking good. I think I prefer the colour of this one. Nice and earthy.

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    1. Thanks Millsy. I agree - and it's less fiddly to paint, which is a big plus.

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  2. Some great additions and great to see the ranges mixed together.
    Cheers
    Stu

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    1. Thanks Stu. It's nice to have a bit of a mash-up of stuff to keep things interesting.

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  3. More gorgeousness - great work Curt :)

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    1. I had Patsy running through my mind when I read your comment. ;) Thanks Tamsin.

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  4. Great work and good to see a comparison between different manufacturers

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  5. Looks great Curt! Sharpe and his boys coming next perhaps? :)

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    1. I already have a mess of 95th but I've never been able to bring myself to do up Sharpe and Harper. Maybe this winter I can screw up the courage to paint their bare-headed mullets. :)

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    2. perhaps there should be a Sharpe themed bonus round in this year's challenge!

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  6. Excellent
    All you need to complete the look of the cottage models is to throw in a few British pensioners!

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    1. Haha! Very good Miles. Yes, along with a dodgy swimming pool and a Spanish home inspector.

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    1. Why thank you Sir! (Sweeps ground with feathered hat.)

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  8. Well done again Curt. Great to see the. Buildings along with the figures.
    Peter

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  9. Fine looking figures and cottage.

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  10. Great looking guerillas, especially the priest. I think this building looks better, a combination of tone and what you've done with the roof.
    Best Iain

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    1. Funny you mention that - I went back and did the same effect on the first cottage's roof after I did this one. Thanks for dropping by Iain!

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  11. Terrific work, Curt - the Grand Manner terrain paints up very nicely indeed!

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    1. Thanks Ev. Yes, while it can be a bit expensive, I really like the surface detail of the Grand Manner models. It almost paints itself!

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  12. Fantastic work. The building looks incredibly realistic. Cheers

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  13. True patriots!
    Really nice painting work. I like a lot the building.

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    1. Thanks Juan, I thought you might like them.

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  14. Very nicely done Curt, the cottage is nice. I have rebased all my Napoleonics that I had left after the big sale but still have not terrained the bases, I will take a lead from your palate.

    John

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    1. Thanks John! Are you basing your 28s for skirmish or big battalions?

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  15. Very nicely done, the simpler paint scheme must be a relief after all those landsknechts! Nice building too, scenery is even more vital in skirmish games to make it all look spiffing I think.

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    1. Thanks very much Jamie. Yes, painting something other than striped and puff-and-slash is a nice break. And I agree, good terrain is an absolute must for skirmish games - something I've been woefully negligent these past few years.

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  16. More painted terrain - dude, I don't know how you manage it! :)

    Great work my friend, these are beauties!

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    1. Thanks Greg! Yeah, I've always felt that every hour spent working on terrain is time away from working on figures, but I need to make sure that they have as nice a surrounding as possible when on the tabletop.

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  17. I like the "stains" on the building walls, gives it a very realistic look.

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  18. Thanks Iannick, I used Army Painter as a wash and then drybrushed, in lighter tones, select areas of the cottage, typically the plastered parts.

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  19. You're really gathering steam for the upcoming AHPC don't you? Marvellous work Curt and very inspirational.

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    1. Thanks Nick! Frankly I can't bring myself to even think of the Challenge yet - but soon I will need to!

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