Some of you might remember our recent Talavera game; it was an enormous undertaking, all done on 2mm scale. I thought, however, I'd use my Christmas money to buy some lovely Perry Miniatures and recreate some crucial moments from the battle. As with my previous dioramas, it's fairly small in scale, all mounted on a 120mm Secret Weapon Miniatures resin base.
The diorama shows the moment where Marshal Poulain, surrounded by Grenadiers of the 68th Ligne on one of the main crossroads in Talavera, is cut down when British Light Dragoons manage to flank the small force. It was an absolute joy to spend lots of time on these - each model took about an hour to paint in total, spread over a day to allow for drying. I know Perry Miniatures don't need me to plug them, but they are by far the finest 28mm miniatures out there. Meticulously researched and stunningly sculpted, they made the whole painting process more enjoyable.
Next week we'll continue my posts on the 2mm Austrians with a basing tutorial, and you can look forward to a second Talavera diorama in the next month or so.
Thanks for looking!