I had to do something to celebrate so I pulled out all my Napoleonics and laid them on a table. Although I am not certain, I think I started painting sometime in 2005-6. The lead pile has considerably reduced, really very few and French and British lying around now. Still quite a few Prussians and a brigade of Dutch-Belgians. I also think there are 2-3 battalions of Austrians and of Portuguese. Could be much worse!
But the big question is how many? Take a guess the answer is below.
Well that is it all 2712 of them. I thought it a little more but of course there is still the pile!
|6x4' of soldiers|
|8-9 years of painting|
|A lot of French|
|The Brunswickers......all from Perry. Two line battalions to go!|
|The Hanoverians, mostly Perry and some beastly Victrix Plastics|
|The Portuguese......all Front Rank|
|An Austrian Brigade.......again from Front Rank|
|Nothing like massed French|
|One of my favourite French units.....the 13th légére in pre Bardin.....Front Rank again.|
|Crusader Miniatures do very nice pre Bardin ligne figures|
|Perry cavalry are a bit of a challenge to fit in with other manufacturers, but who could resist these Mameluks|
|The Black Duke|
|These Westfalia Miniature's Kielmansegge Jäegers are the best figures in my collection|
|The man who started this megalomania. F... you all who do not like Bernard Cornwell or the TV shows!|
|The Front Rank Portuguese are quite nice|
|Those white uniforms are daunting|
|One needs some Rockets|
|The Perry mounted Rifle Officers are really quite superb|