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Battle of Aliwal 1846

Battle of Aliwal 1846
By Michael Perry

Friday, 4 January 2013

The Crossing

Hi Gents,

Happy New Year to all who visit this site!

 I have really enjoyed putting this together over the last couple of years and hope to continue for a few more if enough of you remain interested in what is posted!
 I have noticed a few new faces to the followers list so thanks for joining this small band as we venture into 2013.I was hoping to show off some more Italian wars figures but they have not arrived yet from the painter so these will have to wait till later.
I painted up some Redoubt pontoons yesterday so some pics of these filled with French Napoleonic is the order of the day seen here in all their glory crossing a river somewhere in Spain!

I am going to work on the terrain this year I need more water sections.
 

The good thing with the pontoons is that they are easy to paint.
Storming party amongst the first to cross.
You may remember the pontoon figures from an earlier post.
Battalions awaiting the return of the ferry,
These chaps start to build another bridge.


Officer calming the troops.
Bit of rough water.
A chaotic scene.
keen to get at the enemy
patiently waiting for their turn.
Nauchatel battalion hit the other side.


And on they come.
The only down side to the set up is that I now have to put all the toys back in the cabinet but not tonight!
Once again thanks for all your comments and support for the blog.
Best wishes
Willie




 




 

24 comments:

  1. Really impressive set up, all excellently painted!

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  2. Fantastic and impressive! Inspiring stuff for the start of the new year! Dean

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  3. Beautiful, beautiful...could you do better than in 2012? Looking for more...
    Phil.

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  4. Beautiful in all of its parts, Willie!

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  5. Happy New Year Willie! I'm looking forward to seeing even more beautiful figures joining your collection(s) this year :)

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  6. Will the figures and terrian youplace up on your blog are truely fantastic your blog would to be one of my all time favourite sites. Great stuff

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  7. Superb photos, figures and terrain!

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  8. Inspiring as ever! This is always a blog worth waiting for.

    Gaz

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  9. That set-up is pretty mega, Willie. Great photos.

    Best wishes

    Giles

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  10. Some amazing scenes there and beautiful minis. Are those metal helmets in the storming party image - never knew they wore those!!

    Frank
    http://adventuresinlead.blogspot.com.au/

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    1. Those are the miners Frank so maybe storming party was a bit of course!

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  11. I do love every single bit as usual. Those boats are brilliant as well as the entire setup.

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  12. I think Phil stole my words! Brilliant.

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  13. Wonderful photos Willie. Great scene you have set up too!

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  14. Wow! Fantastic all round. What a great start to the year.
    Pat.

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  15. Happy New Year, Willie! Awesome post, as usual.

    Is the river homemade? Is it one contiguous piece or are there more than one section? The surface of the water is quite fantastic!

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    1. MG
      The river is a 600x 600mm TSS tile I carved out the centre then painted and varnished.I have four of these tiles the pic you see here is of two together I put the bridge over the joint to hide it!
      I am going to make some larger river sections some time this year.

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  16. Awesome thanks for sharing all of these excellent miniatures, set-ups and pictures! you spoil us!

    Cheers

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  17. Once again folks thanks for stopping by! I had fun setting this little lot up!

    Best wishes

    Willie

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  18. Excellent!!!! My favourite is the troops waiting thier turn...
    Cheers
    paul

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  19. This is just awesome. Real cool Willie! Smart background as well with the clouds...Cheers, Michael

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  20. Wonderfull work Willie! I love to see such great scenes! And the boats are excellent!

    Greetings
    Peter
    http://www.peterscave.blogspot.be/

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