Tuesday, 14 May 2019

On the Workbench: 2mm Portuguese in French Service

A combination of family matters and ebay sales having taken over my wargames room has, disappointingly, prevented me from playing any games over recent days. I am hoping to get my final WW2 'Battle of the Camps' game onto the table soon using the new Blitzkrieg Commander IV rules.

I have though managed to maintain a reasonable tempo on the painting table. Two bridges have been completed for 'Grissburg' and another battalion of Africa Korps has joined the orders of battle. The only job left for Grissburg is to lay out the city and determine how many terrain bases I need to complete for my buildings. 

On the 2mm front a Portuguese Brigade in French service has been completed -

This represents a small brigade of 2,000. I had trouble finding relevant flags for these units and although I could have used those for the Peninsular War, I decided to merely use French flags for now.

Well it had to happen sooner or later! On many occasions I have been about to dip my brush into a mug of tea or coffee rather than my jar of water only to pull back at the last moment. Today I failed! I gave my tea a good stir while looking at my figures and it was only when my brush had a thoroughly good 'clean' that I realised what I had done. No harm was done to the brush but acrylic paint does not enhance the taste of tea! 

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  1. Another great looking 2mm unit Jon! Looking forward to your thoughts on BKCIV and of course another lovely looking Western Desert game:).

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  2. Very nice indeed, Jon. I have a number of 6mm WOSS units for which I can't find (or identify) correct flags. I now no longer agonise (well not so much) but use other available flags and salve my guilty conscience by annotating the battalion list;'flag to be replaced when found'.

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    1. Thanks Kevin. Can be a pain at times trying to find relevant flag info. It would not be the first time I have had to replace or repaint flags when I have stumbled across the correct one!

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  3. Yes, and for WOSS there's the added complication for the British of the Act of Union. I once saw a beautiful reenactment of Blenheim but the British units had post-1707 flags.

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    1. That moment when you sit back having completed your army only to discover all your flags are wrong. :(

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    2. There are two separate aspects of this pronlem, Jon. Firstly, where you know or suspect or later discover that some aspect of your models is wrong. Secondly, where you make a deliberate compromise. This latter affects as I say which way you go with British WOSS but I have had to make similar compromises with a whole range of things, from aircraft insignia and camouflage patterns to warship paint schemes. My Bismark, for example, engages in combat in the Atlantic proudly wearing its Baltic Sea paint schme and my RN ships fight Italians in the Med sporting Western Approaches schemes. Such is life!

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