Up until now I have pretty much stuck with 28mm with the exception of some 15mm for Flames of War. But I have limited space to campaign, at a stretch I can set up a 12X6 table in the room formerly referred to as our garage (I know this is riches to many) but even at that size it's not going to be able to be transformed into Borodino or Austerlitz at that scale.
And that's before I get to thinking aout the figures required and the time needed to paint them - a constant source of moaning on these virtual pages.
So, I finally came to the conclusion that much as I love the pomp and well turned heel of the modern 28mm figure, if I want to recreate conflict in the grand Napoleonic manner then I would have to think small.
About 6mm in fact. This would give me a reasonable groundscale to fight the most famous Napoleonic conflicts at home.
|28mm Perry French Infantry and 6mm Baccus Russian cannon|
So I made a deal, I would indulge this diversion if I could purchase pre-painted units. I identified a couple of painters on eBay and after getting samples settled on one. This has proved a good way to build the collection, for a modest (in hobby terms) outlay I can receive a few ready painted battallions and all I have to do is base them and get them on the table.
|Part of a Waterloo test set up in the garage. Figures Baccus, cloth Cigar Box Battles|