Now I usually go on about how easy 6mm figures are to paint, but let's just say that my buying got way ahead of my painting. Way too many auctions with people selling off unpainted and partially painted armies. Actually, I picked up quite a few painted troops too.
I have been using a painter from Flint, MI named Mike Crowley, and I have to say his painting talents of the small guys is pretty good. He is also pretty fast too. All of the figures depicted here are painted by him.
All figures depicted are Baccus 6mm, unless otherwise noted.
I think they look pretty good as that unit! (That is what we call a 'paint conversion'.)
SpanishI had a really good 6mm painter in the UK, who unfortunately I cannot remember the name of, but he had a hiccup in his business so I (unfortunately) stopped using him. But his Spanish figures were really lovely troops. Although I received quite a number of line infantry, grenadier, artillery and dragoon units, none of my hussars or heavy cavalry had been painted. So I finally sent them off and Mark has done an outstanding job. The piping on the hussars are just insane.
RussiansFor a long time my Russians have had no leadership. Finally I have some Generals to lead them.
Bavarian artillery crews with a Krupp steel gun.
Some Prussian and German Allied Generals.
And finally, two regiments of Prussian Hussars.
RulesFor using these figures, I will more than likely use Tin Soldiers in Action for the Napoleonics troops. They are currently organized with three bases of eight figures each for infantry, but I would likely use four such units to represent a 12 tin soldier unit.
Cavalry Brigades in Tin Soldiers in Action would be eight bases (an inefficient number for morale purposes) to twelve bases depending upon whether it contains two or three regiments.