Pleased to meet you all. I'm a gamer who plays all sorts of different eras (Battletech, Warzone... such a child of the 80's/90's) etc, but I've loved Napoleonics since I was a kid. I've built French, Spanish and British forces in 6mm for a Peninsula campaign, with some Portugese to follow, but as I travel a lot for work, even V&B 3 inch bases are a little large to hike around, especially with terrains and boards etc.
So, 2mm caught my eye and I am now in the process of building Austrian, French and British armies, along with terrain etc to fit in a 'Travel Battle Box' that will accompany me on my travels. I'm using a mix of FMS minis as I have my own 3D printer and some Irregular miniatures to vary the looks of the troops. The plan is to use 'generic' look troops to fulfill the forces for a variety of different scenarios, with Marengo and Talavera being the first ones in the box. These are going to be based on the scenarios in the V&B book.
My painting isn't great, but it's on the way there.
Hi Colin, Glad to see you over here at the forums! As I think I mentioned, I'm looking forward to being able to do a project similar to your own in the near future. I'm definitely looking forward to seeing the finished project. And there is something very satisfying about packing up multiple armies into a few pen cases and carrying the around!
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I'm going to open a thread for the project, if that's ok with you? I much prefer forums for discussions and keeping ongoing logs of projects as FB simply swallows it all.
I've also been working on ready to print units with bases from your stl files. So 2 lots of infantry on a 30x30mm base with space at the back for unit identifiers. Printing a division out in 30 mins on my Ender 3x is rather good fun!