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  • #89734
    6mmwargaming
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    Hi all

    This is a slow burning project I started maybe 2-3 years ago. We started with a copy of the 1870 rules and I brought Prussians and my friend brought French. Since then I have added Bavarians and I plan to also paint French so I can field both sides. I want enough to do all the battles and for the Imperial period except for perhaps Mars la Tour and Gravelotte and I an also thinking about doing the Republican period with Greatcoat figures etc.

    I’ll post pictures of the earlier stuff when I find them, but in the meantime I have been concentrating on Bavarians. So here is a couple of 1870 units along with some skirmish bases. All the figures are from Baccus and are 6mm.

    Thanks for looking

    #89745
    vtsaogames
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    Very nice! What frontage are the line bases?

    By the way, I play this period in 15mm using Bloody Big Battles and find the Republican phase battles quite interesting.

    This too shall pass

    #89749

    Very good show!

    "Do you not know, my son, with how little wisdom the world is governed?"

    Axel Oxenstierna

    #89796
    6mmwargaming
    Participant

    Thanks

    The bases are 30mm. I use 1.5 strips of figures for the frontage.

    #89800
    Chris Pringle
    Participant

    Bavarians – the best reason for getting a German 1870 army.ย  ๐Ÿ™‚

    Those look great. The highlighting really ‘pops’. I hope you get lots of good gaming out of them.

    Chris

    Bloody Big BATTLES!

    https://uk.groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/BBB_wargames/info

    http://bloodybigbattles.blogspot.co.uk/

    #89836
    6mmwargaming
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    Agreed the Bavarians are very colourful. I need to give them some flags to fninish them off.

    Next is a couple units of Prussian Uhlans. In the 1870 rules it is only 2 bases per cavalry unit and I have gone with 4 figures per base for light cavalry and 5 figures per base for Heavy cavalry.

    They are pretty quick to paint being small units so I can usually paint a few at a time.

    #89843
    vtsaogames
    Participant

    Another thing about Bavarians: we played a campaign of most of the battles of that war. The Bavarians figure in many of the Imperial phase battles and most of the Republican phase battles. At the pivotal battle of Coulmiers, they provide all of the German infantry.

    This too shall pass

    #89844
    McKinstry
    Participant

    Looks great. How do you like the 1870 rules?

    The tree of Life is self pruning.

    #89918
    6mmwargaming
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    I havent played them to be honest. They look okay ut its worth the price just for the amazing scenarios and info

    #90046
    6mmwargaming
    Participant

    Prussian Dragoons. Nice bright uniforms but I probably should have used a different shade of blue to the Bavarians!

    Cheers

    #90162
    6mmwargaming
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    Next is a single unit of Prussian Hussars. Nice bright uniforms and these denote the 1st regiment

    #102601
    6mmwargaming
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    I can’t believe its been 5 months since the last update ๐Ÿ™

    But I have painted more figures and here is another 4 units of Bavarian infantry finished. I’m working my way through an entire corp of Bavarians for the 1870 rules and have almost finished the rest.

    New regiments

    Yellow facings (4th or 8th regiment)

    Black facings (2nd or 11th regiment)

    Rose Red facings (5th or 7th regiment)

    Dark Green facings (13th or 14th regiment)

    Thanks

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    #102609
    McKinstry
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    Really good work. I’m a 6mm fan and player and I like everything about your work.

    The tree of Life is self pruning.

    #102966
    6mmwargaming
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