Thursday, 13 August 2015

The Waterloo Project: A Grand Review

Now that the original Waterloo project is complete, I have staged a Grand Review of all the varnished and based figures in the collection. The armies are listed below – by nation – in ascending order of size.

Brunswick

  • Infantry: 18
  • Total: 18
Hanover

  • Infantry: 24
  • Foot Officers: 3
  • Total: 27
Dutch-Belgians

  • Infantry: 18
  • Cavalry (Carabiners): 8
  • Mounted Officers: 1
  • Foot Officers: 2
  • Total: 29
Britain



  • Infantry (Guards): 18
  • Infantry (Highland): 18
  • Infantry (Line): 24
  • Rifles: 8
  • Cavalry (Life Guards): 4
  • Cavalry (Dragoons): 4
  • Cavalry (Hussars): 8
  • Artillery (Foot): 8
  • Artillery (Horse): 2
  • Mounted Officers: 5
  • Foot Officers: 4
  • Total: 103
Prussia


  • Infantry: 78
  • Cavalry (Dragoons): 8
  • Cavalry (Hussars): 4
  • Artillery: 10
  • Mounted Officers: 4
  • Foot Officers: 3
  • Total: 107
France



  • Infantry (Old Guard): 18
  • Infantry (Young Guard): 21
  • Infantry (Line): 42
  • Infantry (Light): 42
  • Cavalry (Horse Grenadiers): 4
  • Cavalry (Carabiners): 8
  • Cavalry (Mamelukes): 4
  • Cavalry (Cuirassiers): 12
  • Cavalry (Lancers): 4
  • Cavalry (Hussars): 8
  • Artillery (Foot): 18
  • Artillery (Horse): 6
  • Mounted Officers: 6
  • Foot Officers: 15
  • Total: 208

14 comments:

  1. Jonathan Freitag,

    Thanks very much for your kind comment!

    I am rather pleased with the end result, and I am looking forward to using the figures at some time in the near future.

    All the best,

    Bob

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  2. Come on now, Bob, you have 492 figures . . . surely you need eight more so that you can have a 500-figure project . . . so who needs eight more troops?


    -- Jeff

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  3. Bluebear Jeff (Jeff),

    I do have some more figures to add to the collection, but I am in need of a bit of a break before I do so.

    (The extra figures are from Del Prado's RELIVE AUSTERLITZ range, and are a mixture of French Infantry and enough figures to form a small Russian army.)

    All the best,

    Bob

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  4. I do like those armies - the figures present an attractively colourful 'toy soldier' appearance that simply calls for action in the field. Fine work!

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  5. Archduke Piccolo,

    Thanks very much for your kind comment. That was exactly the look I wanted to achieve ... and with a bit of luck some of the figures will be fighting on my tabletop in the near future.

    All the best,

    Bob

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  6. Splendid - looking forward to seeing them in action!

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  7. Stryker,

    Many thanks for your kind comment. Hopefully some of the figures will be marching across my tabletop in the very near future.

    All the best,

    Bob

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  8. Hi Bob,

    Very impressive indeed! I have really like the way you have maintained the 'old school' look with the basing - the plain green suits them very nicely. I am looking forward to seeing them in action.

    All the best

    DC

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  9. David Crook,

    Thanks very much for your very kind comment!

    I am very pleased with the simple green bases. Perviously I have tended to have simple bases, but these are simpler than anything I have done for years ... and I really love the look.

    Hopefully part of the collection will be appearing on my tabletop in the near future.

    All the best,

    Bob

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  10. Very impressive, Bob! Well done for completing your project during the anniversary year.
    I too look forward to seeing them in action, rather than on parade.
    Best wishes,
    Arthur

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  11. Arthur1815 (Arthur),

    Thank you very much for your very kind comment.

    I was pleased that I managed to start - and finish - this project during the bicentenary year of Waterloo ... and having done it I can see why people get 'hooked' on Napoleonics! (I am already acquiring more figures from the RELIVE AUSTERLITZ collection ... and I have some vague ideas about a Napoleonics mini-campaign or two.)

    I want to try out the OHW World War II rules first, and then I hope to use some of my Waterloo project figures in a small battle or two.

    All the best,

    Bob

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  12. Very nice collection! Hope to see pictures of them in action on the table in due course.

    Best wishes,
    Aaron

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  13. Prufrock (Aaron),

    With luck some of the figures will be fighting each other in the very near future ... and you can be sure that when they do, I will write suitably illustrated blog entries about the battles.

    All the best,

    Bob

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