March 9, 2019 by wargamerchris
I’ve been painting 15mm Napoleonics since 1984, so when my younger son started collecting Warlord and Perry figures for the Waterloo campaign, I assumed we would pass through that phase… here we are. The Sharpe series didn’t help – a little too inspiring for a 12yo.
First – we don’t need to do this – so purely a labor of love and related to the excellent visual spectacle which is the Napoleonic era. On top of that, we have literally hundreds of unpainted Warlord and Perry Miniatures on-hand.
Here’s what we had when we took stock:
3 Waterloo Starter sets from Warlord (2 2nd edition, 1 1st)
2 British Starter armies – Warlord
2 French Starter armies – Warlord
1 La Haye Saint set
2 Boxes Perry French infantry
2 Boxes Perry British infantry
2 Victrix later war french infantry sets
2 Victrix british infantry sets
2 Victrix french artillery sets
We also purchased some painted units off of eBay to get a start. We have agreed to limit this project to the Peninsula and 1815 campaigns – it should take some years to paint what we have.
We learned a number of things:
- Black Powder 2 was easy to pickup for us as 1st edition players.
- 28mm Games need more table space!
- The British need more cavalry – even a combination of guns and squares didn’t stop an entire wing of cavalry.
We continue with more troops for both sides – after my French opponent rolled over my two brigades of redcoats, I quickly primed the rifles. We are still looking for an available figure for Sharpe/ Harper!