Ross’s Battery: Fully Charged

The Napoleonic project wheel advances a cog! I’ve completed Ross’s Battery, which involved painting up a howitzer, and three limbers. I’ve done my limbers in a manner similar to the ones I use for Regimental Fire and Fury. I really couldn’t see painting up the full 6 horses and three riders that come with each limber pack from Eureka, so thankfully Rob at Eureka kindly obliged me by selling me one full limber pack, and a couple of extra limbers so I could divide the hoss-flesh up amongst them.

I must say, I was quite confused on whether the various cannon should be bright brass, or as I’ve painted them. Some paintings (and lots of figures) that I looked at on the internet had brightwork, but the examples from museums that I saw were dark. Feel free to tell me I’ve screwed the entire battery up. I won’t cry too much.

In any case, here’s the whole bunch.

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Working the new howitzer

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Stand fast, you worms(eye view)!!

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Limbers

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Close. A little TOO close

I’ll be finishing up the 52nd Oxfordshire (I’ve already painted and based half the unit), next, and then I’ll have to face a major hurdle and paint up the 95th rifles from scratch. This will all be happening in December. November is going to be a very busy time for me, so there will be a short hiatus from game-related activities.

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  • cama4actual  On 11/06/2015 at 9:32 am

    Awesome work as always!

  • tinpotrevolutionary  On 11/06/2015 at 12:14 pm

    Great work sir! This project is coming to together very nicely

    • arkiegamer  On 11/08/2015 at 9:09 pm

      Thank you, sir! It’s early days, yet, but I’m looking forward to fielding these fellows.

  • Frank  On 11/06/2015 at 9:40 pm

    You have a gift for painting figures, my friend. Good work.

  • daggerandbrush  On 11/10/2015 at 8:11 pm

    Excellent work on these cannons. I really liek your approach to absing. Always very naturalistic and it just enhances the overall appearance. I also liek that you depicted one of the cannons as being loaded. A nice touch that adds quite some dynamic to the scene. In general the painting is very good and pronounces the rich detailign and nicely proprotioned sculpts. With the museums pieces being dark: It is well possible that in some point they applied a coat of protective paint. Back in the day keeping the artifact as it came in or was found was not a top priority and e. g. ancient vases were often varnished or metal polished with any patina being removed.

    • arkiegamer  On 11/10/2015 at 9:57 pm

      Thanks for the compliments-I appreciate it!

      The more I look, the more it’s becoming obvious that the cannon barrels would have been bright metal, when in regular use. Back to the painting board!

  • Tichy  On 12/14/2015 at 12:41 am

    Very nice and dynamic! Have you considered caissons for the battery (to increase the footprint if no other reason :))?

    • arkiegamer  On 12/14/2015 at 7:27 pm

      Thanks! No, I’m trying to minimize any and all painting of artillery. I’m not sure why, but I really dislike painting arty!

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