It has been a while since my last post, albeit slowly recovery is getting there and I have been busy working away at some items for both Brigantes Studio and Warbases recently. I am acutely aware that Warbases Wednesday has been Awol. It will return shortly, I make no excuses for its absence as my mind has been fully focused on product development for Brigantes Studio more on that later in the post.
I have taken a chunk of personal time this last month on advice of my head doctor. I apologise to many of you if I have been a bit distant and not popping up as often as I would normally. I am sure old Loki will be firing on all cylinders soon. To that end I have also decided that this year I will not be taking part in the Analogue Hobbies Winter Challenge, I would love to fight for the crown again but I know that it would serve me ill to partake in the event this year. I shall however be following it with a very keen eye as it is the highlight of the year for me and a lot of excellent work is showcased to the world through it.
So what have I been up to, well I have continued working on the Russian Napoleonic Army for my own gaming and several battalions had their noses bloodied this week in a game with Kev at the Cabin. In fact gaming on a Thursday has been the only regular event for me of late. When I started building the Russian Force it led me back to my favourite period, their is something about Napoleonics that always draws me back. I have also had a large Russian army before so have a fair amount of notes and knowledge on the troops already but I have been reading a lot more recently and carrying out a lot more research into the army. Its a complicated force due to the constant changes that were regularly put into place throughout the period and researching the correct flags is an even harder task, but I have been reading several very interesting newly available sites thanks to Russian archives being more accessible. To that end I have been creating a range of flags for Napoleonic Armies that will be released through Brigantes Studio in the hear future.
Now I have not just concentrated on the Russians, in fact I have already begun work on several different armies. Poland, Switzerland, France (1804 pattern) and Wurrtemburg to name a few so far. Why have I done this well I discovered a severe lack of good quality 15mm flags for the period, I spend a lot of time on the figures and want it to be topped of with a nice standard when I can get them. Below is a sample of one of the Wurrtemburg standards that I have completed. Obviously I have copy protected this image while we sort out the fine details of making them commercially available.