By George Arnold
During these days of social distancing (isn’t that what solo gamers have been doing all along?), I’ve had plenty of extra time to take on some new painting projects.
Not long ago, inspired by a renewed interest in the DBN rules (De Bellis Napoleonicis, see http://dbnwargaming.co.uk/), I decided to expand my Napoleonic forces. I’ve got lots of French and Austrians, but I was looking for something different. I chose some British troops from the Peninsular War and got the first installment of figures a few weeks ago, right about the time things began shutting down in my neck of the woods.
Here are a couple of photos of the troops I’ve finished. They are all AB figures, 15/18mm, very nice sculpts that take even my so-so painting well. I bought them through Eureka Miniatures USA, which may have one of the fastest delivery systems anywhere — five days from ordering to opening the mail parcel at home.
As these neared completion, I fired off another order to Eureka and, already having it in hand, I’m ready to start on those. Now on the painting table are more British regulars, some light infantry, artillery and a number of Portuguese allies, including another light cavalry unit. There’s even a unit of Spanish militia. When they’re finished, I’ll be able to field two different versions of Peninsular armies from the DBN army lists. I’m already thinking about some games to set up.