Monday, September 22, 2008

IR-2 in Paper, my painting style

Printed out IR-1 and mounted for Might and Reason, flanked by a couple of French allie Regiments. My gaming buddies and I have played the initial Warburg Scenario from Might and Reason and enjoyed it quite a bit. I am going to transfer my regiments to 18mm Eureka SYW and a mix of Old Glory and Pendraken 10mm for gaming. Below are a few examples of what I hope to accomplish with my Cavenderia Army.

When I started the SYW period I thought I would try out Baccus 6mm figs for Might and Reason. I was inspired by The figs are pretty detailed for being so small and paint up rather easily. My wargaming buddies liked the scale and purchased some Prussians to fight my Austrians.

Right is a photo of some 10mm Old glory figs painted up as Austrian German Fusilier Troops.

I really like using 10mm for grand tactical. I have used 6mm and 15mm and will continue to use all scales but 10mm may be my favorite.

Left: I read a review of Eureka's 18mm Prussians on and bought some. I am glad I did they look very nice and proportional. I am using their Austria line as the basis for my Cavenderia troops.

Right: Future Leib Battalion IR-1 Die Dame's FuB, 18mm by Eureka.

I will upload images of the regiments as they make their way from paper to metal. I plan on including some step-by-step instruction in future blogs for beginners. Currently I am a big fan of Kevin Dallimore and his painting system. I have been coloring and re-coloring my own regiment but feel that I am almost entirely pleased with the latest version and should have some pics of IR-2 Prinz Geoffrey soon.


MurdocK said...

Welcome to the world of Imagi-nations!

Hopefully all will go well for you in your army building plans.

Bluebear Jeff said...

I hope that you received the 'uniform' that I emailed you the other day.

I like the look of the smaller figures en mass, but I'm afraid that my old eyes now require me to use larger figures . . . one of the 'benefits' of age I suppose.

I look forward to reading more of your Cavenderia posts.

-- Jeff

Snickering Corpses said...

Looking quite interesting so far, sir. I'm using 25-30mm for my SYW figures, but have been painting 10mm ACW troops lately.

Fitz-Badger said...

Nice troops (both paper and small miniatures).
I'm with Jeff as far as eyesight goes. I could probably paint the smaller minis if I got very strong reading glasses, but then I'd have a hard time with them on the table I think.