Time to review the reinforcements from 2017. Pleasingly it has turned out about the same as the 2016 total. For some reason I had imagined it was less, but over a thousand 28mm have been added again.
Click the links below to see pictures of them:
- 48 French Dragoons
- 96 French Marie Louise Infantry
- 20 French National Guard Infantry
- 24 French Guard Lancers
- 72 Italian Line Infantry
- 48 Baden Line Infantry
- 36 Polish Line Infantry
- 12 Polish Uhlans
- 3 Polish Staff
- 4 Austrian Artillery Limbers
- 4 French Line Artillery Limbers
- 2 French Guard Artillery Limbers
- 144 French Legere
- 8 Austrian Artillery
- 336 Austrian Infantry
- 20 French Cuirassiers
- 10 French Carabiniers
The hundreds of Austrian infantry were the single biggest painting chore of this year, but they have given a good boost to Austrian numbers and I'm glad to have them done.
Most challenging to contemplate, but "not as bad as they seem", would be all the artillery limbers!
I also added the following scenery.
The Battle of Markleeberg was the biggest wargame I played in 2017.
And I also did an interview with Mark Jessop for his Wars of Coalition Podcast.
My Ancient Macedonians also gained some reinforcements this year:
I also painted a few bits and pieces for fantasy/sci-fi games in 2017. Tiny numbers compared to the historicals, but I'll add them anyway for completeness!
- Eldar Knights: 6mm Sci-fi Walkers
- Ork Squiggoths: 6mm Sci-fi "Dinosaur Transports"
- Sons of Sanguinuis: 28mm, 17 x Sci-fi Marines, 2 Tanks
- 2 Gortachs: 28mm, 2 x four armed beast giants
Not including the fantastical stuff, the grand total of 28mm figures painted in 2017 was as follows. follows:
- 846 Infantry
- 150 Cavalry
- 8 Guns
- 10 Artillery Limbers
- 8 Buildings
Very similar to 2016's total (below) in numbers and ratios in fact, though this was not consciously planned.
- 950 Infantry
- 134 Cavalry
- 12 Guns
- 3 Elephants and 6 crew
Highlights of the year would be sorting out how to do Artillery Limbers after a few years of putting them off, the interview with Mark Jessop, and running the Markleeberg battle!
Onwards into 2018... Happy New Year everyone!