My goal for the the 7YW figures is to have a small force for each side that I can use to put on a game. Each side will have 2 regiments of 2 battalions, each batallion with 12 figures. In addition, each 2 regiments will have a converged grenadier battalion of 12 figures.
Each side will have 2 medium guns with 4 gunners each. Also, each side will have 2 heavy cavalry units of 8 figures each.
This will total 120 infantry figures, 32 cavalry figures, 4 guns and 16 gunners.
Of this, I have 24 infantry finished. I have half a grenadier battalion, 8 gunners and 2 guns almost done. I have started one Prussian cavalry unit.
I paint in small increments of time, but I paint often. I will sit down and paint one or two colors on a unit, then go do something else for awhile, then come back and paint a couple of more colors. My wife has now figured out that when I say I am going to the basement to paint, it does not mean I am gone for the rest of the evening, which she appreciates.
I hope to be done with all these by the end of July. We shall see. In the long run, I may end up doubling the size of all the infantry units. I am basing them singly, and will use movement trays. I have a couple of sets of rules I am interested in, and one uses large battalions.
Since I am starting from scratch, having sold all my wargaming paraphernalia a few years ago, I will also be needing a lot of terrain. I have been looking at other blogs for ideas for that. Also, I am going to Colorado for a vacation in June. I plan on taking some garden clippers and looking for sage brush branches to use for tree trunks. My father did this years ago for a model railroad, and the result was pretty good. I am planning on making some terrain modules rather than a lot of loose terrain bits. We will see how that works.
My table top will be an idea Jay (the Baron's Blog) showed me. You take a cheap plastic tablecloth that has this felt material on the back. Using regular housepaint, you roll the felt side of the tablecloth with green paint. Then you come back with a lighter color of green paint and do it again, but lightly so you get a mottled effect. It looks good, and is cheap.
More pictures when I get the artillery and grenadiers done.