[Song of Drums and Shakos]
Black Brunswickers

Evil Richard, like so often before, made me start a new period/game system - shame on him! But to be honest, I am also always quite weakwilled when it comes to that... ;-)

This time it is my first stint to the Napoleaonic period. The game system is [Song of Drums and Shakos by Ganesha Games](https://www.ganeshagames.net/product_info.php?cPath=1_7&products_id=49 "Ganesha Games"). We will keep the background quite loose, not fixed to a specific time or place; I looked through available factions and figures, and was quite overwhelmed. I wasn't aware how manifold the Napoleonic period is.

In the end I settled for the Brunswickers, to the best of my research as they would have looked like under British service during the peninsular campaign.

I ordered them from Perry Miniatures. For bases I used round steel bases from Product for Wargamers.

I started by removing the flash and gluing the miniatures to their bases.


[Chain of Command]
Polish Infantry Platoon

Finally, the three sections if the infantry platoon are done.


[Chain of Command]
Polish Infantry Platoon

I finally made up my mind of how to handle leaders. I used square metal bases from Product for Wargamers, placed MDF hexagonal and octagonal bases from Warbases on them, and traced their outline. With my Proxxon tool and a cutting wheel, I cut away from the square base according to the marking.

  • Junior leaders will be mounted on the hexagonal bases.
  • Senior leaders will be mounted on the octagonal bases.

Leaders have Command Initiative in Chain of Command, which will drop when they get wounded. For that purpose I also ordered dice holder cells and 7mm dice. The cell will be at the back of the base of leaders, and show their current command initiative.

Junior Leader with Command Initiative 2:

The same Junior Leader after having been wounded:


[Chain of Command]
Polish Infantry Platoon

Although I was at home since beginning of March due to the Corona Pandemic (I was lucky enough, my job can be done 99% from home office) and could have spent time on painting, I somehow was in a painting burn out.

Whatever, I restarted painting, working on the Polish Infantry. Here is the latest batch painted:

This is the overall status, two full sections done.


[Shadowrun]
Road Outlaws

Bases painted.


[Shadowrun]
Federal Citizens

The models are done. For the clothes I used Vallejo Game Inks instead of solid colors, in an attempt to give them a cyberpunk-ish appearance.


[Shadowrun]
Federal Citizens

Today I painted the bases.


[Tools]
Magnetic Holder

To be able to hold small parts for airbrushing, I built these holders. They are meant to be used for magnetised arms etc, to be able to airbrush them without touching. I built a couple in two different heights.


[Shadowrun]
Seattle Fire Fighters

The firefighters are done. I used pictures of today's american firefighters to get an orientation on the colors of the suits; I am quite pleased with the outcome, although I think they should have been a bit more on the brown side - but after all these are the Seattle Firefighters of the 2050's.


[Shadowrun]
Seattle Fire Fighters

The firefighters are done. I used pictures of today's american firefighters to get an orientation on the colors of the suits; I am quite pleased with the outcome, although I think they should have been a bit more on the brown side - but after all these are the Seattle Firefighters of the 2050's.