The napoleonic era drew my interest ever since I started playing historical wargames. Whyle most of our local gamers play this period in 28mm there was never a real reason for me to start an army. The type of uniforms in this time are of such detail that painting a lot (and you need a lot) in this scale is just insane, especially because I always wanted to field a british highland brigade. Therefore the idea was shutdown in the planning phase. But a fellow gamer came to me with the brilliant idea to just go with 6mm instead of 28 for playing Warlord Games Black Powder.
I finally managed to finish some bolt action stuff, leaving me with just the QF 6 pdr gun left to do. First and most recent, my tank, a Sherman V. A nice Warlord Games plastic kit. This particular one is from the 33rd armoured brigade, which supported the 51st highland division. It’s a good all around tank with even some anti infantry capabilities.
On the front left you can see the divisional marking and on the right the battalion code number, the yellow circle with the number is the tanks bridging number
for air recognition they usually used white stars on the turrets or engine decks
the crew of this vehicle managed to loot a german splinter camo tarp
Yellow triangle marks this vehicle as A squadron, 144th Royal Armoured Corps
All in all a really nice kit. I only used some extra parts from the plastic infantry sprues and milliput, to model some extra stowage onto the tank. The name Andrea and the decals came straight out of the box.
My infantry is also finished now. I now own two 10 man squads and one 6 man squad.
a soldier with a can of paint to get the highway decorated
1st squad, 5th black wath
2nd squad, 5th black watch
Sorry for the bad pictures of the infantry. I will take new ones soon.
With the 6 pdr, this will get me to a whole 750 points army.