… the start of the second La Bricole painting competition!
To sum things up, you can enter any command base or vignette (or more than one if you like) in any scale as long as the base is 12cm or less in its biggest dimension. The competition starts today and ends on September 30th and the only condition is that you may not have started painting the minis before today (cleaning, converting and priming them is fine). There are no prices, this is only for glory and more importatnly honour.
This time I plan for two entries, mainly on the grounds that I could not decide which one to go for. As strange as it sounds, I am going to start with my safety or fall back project which is Henry William Paget, 1. Marquess of Anglesey, known to most people as the Earl of Uxbridge. The command base will show him at Waterloo with three of his four aides-de-camp… Major Thronhill (7th Hussars), Captain Seymour (18th Hussars) and Captain Wildmann (7th Hussars). They will be based on a 8cm x 8cm base for Republic to Empire.
The minis are all Perry. Uxbridge comes from BH2 the high command pack, the rest of the minis are from BH33 “British Light Dragoon Command on standing horses” with some slight conversion. The biggest conversion was the bugler (now Captain Seymour) who needed the horn removed, arm repositioned, a new hand sculpted on and another head.
But more on all these when I paint them. I will only finish the unit I have on my table right now (3rd battalion of the 37eme Légère) and I shall commence work on these.
So what is the second or main project? Well that shall remain a secret for now, but I can tell you that it´s main character is an Onion. This does not make sense? Well it is a riddle! Have your guesses! 😉