Thursday, July 16, 2020

FIW: French reinforcements

One of the advantages of having a completed project is the ease with which a new unit can be added. Now, when I say completed, of course I'm not naive enough to think that this is the end of the project (I'd certainly hope that 45+ years in the hobby has provided at least a modicum of wisdom... but I've been mistaken before). In an earlier post, I mentioned that I had completed Phase I of the project and in this case, that was not an attempt to obfuscate. Over the last few months, I've been able to complete a playable Sharp Practice 2 force for both the British and the French (and terrain pieces to go with them). In fact, both sides have a few options beyond the basic forces recommended in SP2. And after the announcement of the Brigade Games FIW kickstarter and its expected delivery date of September 2020, I judged the first part of the project complete and that the kickstarter figures would constitute Phase II . (edit: the kickstarter figures will be Phase III... I had forgotten that I have some Front Rank reinforcements on the way....primarily command figures and others for deployment points...these will be Phase II).

Thus, in a recent order to Northstar I slipped in a single pack of Compagnie Franches de la Marine. I already have one group of these but had eventually planned to augment this with another (so these are part of Phase III??). Adding them into the painting queue alleviated some burnout from working on the ImagiNations project (more of this anon).

Northstar figures painted primarily with GW contrast paints.

Both groups with Leader.

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