Monday, 31 August 2009

Le Fin. Peut-ĂȘtre.

Well the French are finished.

Well sort of.

I stupidly did not buy enough Light infantry figures to finish my regiment of light infantry and I wont be able to buy any more until Colours at Newbury racecourse in 2 weeks time. So the French are finished apart from that. Its a bit of an anti climax as I wanted to do some huge pics of all of them laid out in their glory, as I have done for my other armies, but I knew I couldnt live with myself if I left the Lights out.

So instead have a couple of pics of the finished command stands. Im not that happy with the pics of them to be honest- they look superb in the flesh (even if I do say so myself) but the pics make them look a bit of a big old mess. I guess its like taking a macro lens to a Monet (hark at he!).

Napoleons and a couple of Chasseurs a Cheval de la Garde escorts

Marshal Ney and a officer from the 1st Cuirasser regiment.

Now on to the Brits!

Saturday, 29 August 2009

Its Boney and Co!

Imperial Guard Grenadiers.

Ive swapped to the 1812 flag for these guys. Not sure if I will swap all my troops to 1812 pattern or just leave these with it, so that for gaming purposes they stand out more.


Really love these models- the crew are so detailed, one is even carrying a little bucket.

The man himself.

I love how not only is he slightly shorter than all the other general figures in the pack, but hes also got a big nose!

Saturday, 22 August 2009

French Update

Curaissers finally finished.

And heres some of the next batch- Grenadiers of the Old Guard. Lovely figures, really like the bearskins.

Hmm- I think I need to hoover my black cloth!

Sunday, 9 August 2009

French Light Cavalry

Pics of my finished light French Cavalry, based for either Polemos or Napoleons Legacy. Ive based them 6 to a base as opposed to 9 as the Baccus army packs are set up for. This is firstly to make light cavalry easier to spot quickly on the tabletop, and secondly because I am lazy and it means less to paint.!

Couldnt be arsed setting up my home studio, esepcially seeing as the light outside was pretty good, so I hope these pass muster.

First- 2 squadrons (in legacy or 3 brigades if Polemos) of Dragoons

And then 1 squadron of Hussars

WIP- French Hussars and Curriasers

Not a huge amoutn to say, other than heres my Hussars and Curraisers pre basing. All Baccus 6mm figs- they are so easy and detailed to paint.

Saturday, 1 August 2009

More French!

Thats the 3 regiments of Line done for my army. Well 3 regiments if playing Napoleons Legacy , 9 regiments if using it for Polemos Marchal D'Empire.

Ive decided I hate painting cavalry though- they just take me too long to do. With that thought in mind and some PayPal funds burning a hole in my pocket Ive just commisioned Phil from Firezone Studios to paint all my British cavalry for me. Hes an excellent painter and uses a very similar technique to me at 6mm, so I am hoping his painting wont look too different to mine, once I have based them up.

If you want to see a bigger pic, click here