Like most gamers I have the attention span of a goldfish if I am not given a clear goal. In the past I went to GTs and every year I painted up a new army for the years competition. Thus I now have six fully painted 40k armies. Then I got into FOW. I am playing once a week and have knocked out four armies in that system.
These are the games I play most but I have enough armies that I have no burning need to finish any new armies and thus have been adrift for awhile now. I paint some Epic and then I paint some Warmaster but I don't have local friends who play these games and I haven't been able to muster the will to finish two armies to host at my gaming group.
Then my friend Joe told me about a new game his friend Dave had played and loved. Lasalle was going to bring Napoleonics to the masses and do so through well written rules with army lists designed for tournament play. There it is gentle readers the spark we needed! I have always liked the idea of Napoleonics, cool uniforms, men ranked up behind command staff with flags and flashing swords, bigger than life commanders shaping the destiny of a continent, this was a goal to aspire to!
I needed an army and had no desire to fight on the Peninsula like Joe and his East coast crew but fortunately the French had a stalwart foe I could respect on the continent, Archduke Charles and the Austrians! These guys went toe to toe with the French for 15 years and often got the worst of it but had some notable wins on the way to ultimate victory. They wore snazzy white uniforms with colored trim to boot!
So there we have it kids, a Lasalle Austrian division in the offing! Currently I am painting IR13, the 13th Infantry Regiment who had dark green facings on their uniforms. I have almost completed the first stand of six and should have a picture up soon. I have three 36 man infantry battalions and two eight horse cavalry units of Chevaux-Legers from Sash and Sabre models to paint currently and then will be picking up the new Victrix plastic to suplement the infantry. The rest of the models, principally cavalry will come from Old Glory who will also be supplying my 10mm Napoleonic force for the same system via their "Old Glory Army" deal.
So that's it for now updates will follow, hopefully regularly but you never know!