16 June 2008

Nearing the Halfway Point with the GDofS Project!

Just a quick note today. According to the painting progress chart I’ve drawn up, we will be at slightly less than the halfway point of the Grand Duchy of Stollen old school wargaming project once the current unit of pioneers is done next month. Based on my painting output of the last two years, it looks like (roughly) another two before the Sittangbad-sized forces are finished. Naturally, those BIG 80-figure infantry units for the Electorate of Zichenau take the most time. Artillery crews and their guns take much less as do the generals and ADC's. But enough nattering on from me. See for yourselves:

Completed Units As of June 15, 2008. . .

Grand Duchy of Stollen

Regiment

Unpainted

In Progress

Painted

2nd (Von Laurenz) Musketeers

x

Jäger zu Fuβ Battalion

x

Leib (Grand Duchess Sonja’s Own) Grenadiers

x

Princess Nene’s Infantry (Huzzah!)

x

9th Frei Infantry Regt. (Revell)

x

4th Sapper Battalion (Revell)

x

11th (Turducken) Hussars

x

4th (Trakehnen) Dragoons

x

Cuirassiers

x

1st (Princess Waltraud’s) Arty.

x

2nd (Werben-Steinau) Arty.

x

3rd (Zeller-Schwarzekatze) Arty.

x


Electorate of Zichenau

Regiment

Unpainted

In Progress

Painted

Ermland Garde (The “Newts”)

x

O’Malley’s Irish Grenzers

x

7th (Flickenhoffer’s) Fusiliers. (RSM)

x

8th (Pillau-Zerbst and Pillau-Reuss) Regiment (Revell)

x

Freiherr Wilhelm’s Pioneer Batallion

x

1st Company, Wolmar-Bock (Tauroggen-Fiebus) Regt. (RSM95 French)

3rd (Duke Ernst-Augusts’) Hussars

x

5th (Provincial) Chasseurs zu Pferd

x

Garde Grenadiere zu Pferd

x

Princess Fredrica’s Battery of Arty.

x

8 comments:

tradgardmastare said...

Stokes
good to see the chart of progress made. Keep on going - I am sure you will make it. Any roads we will continue to accompany you on your wargaming odessey - enjoying it ourselves and perhaps adding to your enjoyment too..
Alan
p.s how is the book proceeding ?

Fitz-Badger said...

You're a better man than I am, Gunga Din! I can barely manage much smaller units (around 16 infantry or 9-12 cavalry). I would go stark raving bonkers painting 80-man units! The large units do look impressive, though! :-)

CWT said...

I like that you have a chart to monitor progress on different units! Very appealing, and so efficient!

tidders said...

Keep going Stokes you'll get there.

It's taken me about 2 years to finsih my initial list of units; which are half the size of yours.

enjoy

Allan

Andy Mitchell said...

Congratulations on the progress so far, and here's cheering you on for the next stage. You are some way ahead of me on roughly the same road, so (and here I grin evilly) I shall look to you to discover many of the pitfalls ahead.

One thing that's starting to exercise my mind is getting a big enough table: have you sorted that out to your satisfaction yet?

Martin said...

Hey Stokes,

That was a clever idea using the chart! I may have to borrow that inspiration. You'll have two fine looking armies by the time you're done. (Of course, are any of our armies really "finished"? What with all the temptations of new miniatures hitting the market, new ideas for units, etc.) So sit back and enjoy the journey. I know that I have. I am looking forward to seeing how the "Huzzah Miniatures" fare under your brush. Is there any chance of them being picked up by a U.S. distributor? That would be sweet!

Yours,

Martin

Bluebear Jeff said...

Stokes,

Your chart is an inspiration to me also. It is a very good idea.

And I too am curious as to how RSMs and Huzzahs will look with each other. Any chance of some side-by-side photos of one each of the basic musket men? (note that it wouldn't matter if some are painted and some not).


-- Jeff

Der Alte Fritz said...

How did you enter a table/chart into the blogspot format? This would be a useful tool to use on my blog as well.

I have enjoyed following the progress that you have made on your collection. Your enthusiasm inspires all of us. Keep up the good work. Stollen in on my daily Must Read list.

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