Sunday 30 August 2020

Brigade Commander and Skirmishers

First off, thanks to all who have commented on the previous couple of blog posts recently. It's very much appreciated. Keep 'em coming.

Now, here's what I have been up to over the past ten days or so:
More of the steadily growing Napoleonic collection.

This is the Brigade Commander...

Plus the Brigade skirmish screen.

The Brigade so far...

Next, the remaining two battalions to paint in order to complete this first brigade.

The weekly VWC meetings are proving just the tonic to keep the brush wielded, as it seems to be for others. Yesterday's was a great session, with lots of material submitted by the guys for the show n tell section, a great presentation from one of the members on his collection of 20mm plastics, and a vibrant discussion in the breakout rooms. The banter level rises each week, and the chat box went to a record 130+ messages (and that's just the comments and asides). 
I'm grateful to all the participants, and each week I never cease to be amazed and inspired. The over-riding essence of the group is that everyone has their own way of approaching the hobby, and all are equally valid.
Much enjoyment can be found in listening to people describing their plans and ideas, many of which you will see on their blogs. Getting the 'inside track', and behind the scenes thinking, adds meat to those bones. It's a wonderful way to spend 90 minutes each week.

And new members are always welcome... 


  1. That's a fine fine Brigade Phil, and the command base sets it off. Glad the VWC continues to thrive. Cheers Greg

  2. Agreed, Phil. When I have been able to attend, the inspiration always gets a nice (and sometimes needed) shot in the arm. I've even been inspired the last couple of weeks to return to my Featherston-Asquith based rules for some additional tinkering and clarification. Saving throws for long distance roundshot and close combats might be just the thing. Hope to see everyone next Saturday.

    Best Regards,


  3. A lovely looking brigade Phil...
    I do like the earlier Napoleonic French uniforms...

    All the best. Aly

  4. Excellent figs Phil, love the woodwork on the bases.


  5. You have me painting my Dutch again....excellent figures,inspiring stuff,skirmishers in particular

  6. They already said it, but it's worth saying again: a fine looking brigade!
    Regards, James