Monday, 27 June 2016

Grandmanner - Lindenau House

It's been a little longer than I expected since my last post, a number of factors have been at play, EURO 2016 (and the outstanding performance of Wales), the Brexit vote (mentioned, but no politics here, unless they're of the 18th century variety); and the rugby of course with Wales losing to the outstanding New Zealand All Blacks in all three had fought bruising encounters. So that's roughly how I've been occupied since the last post, and as a consequence I'm behind mostly on basing figures so there will be plently of posts in the offing.

Below are some pictures of the lovely Lindenau House from GrandManner (part of the 28mm Napoleonic European range) which I bought primarily to go with my 1866 project. I really enjoyed painting this piece, it's a lovely model and I'm looking forward to seeing it set up on a full table with the Austrians and Prussians battling it out.

On the progress of the 1866 project all the Austrian line infantry are now complete and the last 2 units are in the process of being based. Austrian Dragoons and the mounted officer are on the painting table nearly done, artillery is undercoated and next in line. Also coming are some recently acquired Jager for both the Austrians and the Prussians. Pictures will be coming soon...

My original intention was to play small engagements using the Black Powder rules, though I've just purchased Sharp Practice 2 from Too Fat Lardies, so will be looking into how these can be used for the 1866 conflict. I'm actually finding this conflict particularly interesting and am tempted to dip my toe into 6mm with armies for the Austro-Prussian War. Probably fair to mention at this point that lots of time has been spent on the Baccus website as well as all those distractions mentioned above looking at their lovely 6mm figures and trying to decide where to start (Austro-Prussian, Napoleonics, or maybe even Zulu War!). Something will happen, just not sure what yet (maybe even all three!).

I still intend to build an 1864 Danish force with North Star figures, but at the moment it's on hold until I get a feel for Sharp Practice 2 as that's probably the way I'll go.

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  1. What a lovely place to live...and sleep!

    1. Cheers Phil, the GrandManner buildings are lovely, superb detail.