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Tuesday, November 24, 2015

28mm French Napoleonic General Staff

I like to tie up loose ends, painting any odd figures I have lying around. I stumbled on these figures recently while trekking across my lead pile.

I think they are from Foundry (in Nottingham). They are probably part of a larger set of Napoleon's retinue. I may yet come upon the rest or they could be painted and tucked away for a rainy day.

Foundry have some nice figures. But they are bloody expensive. They are also a bit shorter than Elite, Front Rank and others I generally use.

Saturday, October 31, 2015

28mm King's Troop Toy Town Royal Horse artillery

I bought a big box of "toy town" type figures from Eureka miniatures which I have slowly been painting up.

General: "Dem Frenchies is coming on in the same old style. Bring up your battery, Ramsay!"

Captain Ramsay: "Sah!"

"King's troop, move out!"

"Open fah!"

"Well done, lads, back home for tea and medals"

Monday, October 12, 2015

28mm Napoleonic Front Rank cavalry: Dutchy of Warsaw, French, Russian

Here are some of the Front Rank Napoleonic cavalry which I recently finished. I painted these to sell. Often I do this and then decide that I can't part with the figures. This time I deliberately bought them in unit sizes I don't use. I will have to see if this helps me part with them!

Dutchy of Warsaw 1st Chasseurs a Cheval

 French 20th Dragoons 
 French Carabinier
 Russian Guard Cossacks
 Russian Military Order Cuirassier
 Russian Ekaterinoslav Cuirassier
 Russian Novogorod Cuirassier
 Russian Pskov Dragoons
 Russian St Petersberg Dragoons

Dave Allsop figures French line infantry painted as 94th, 95th and 112th line

I have some figures from the late, great, Dave Allsop. Dave worked on a range of French, Austrian and Russian figures before his untimely death in the United States. These are some of the French figures. The figures have separate heads and many different heads to use. In addition to Dave's heads, I used quite a few from my "swap box" to add variety.

I don't think you can get these figures any more. The fit in quite nicely with the likes of Bicorne and Firing line.

Monday, September 7, 2015

10mm Napoleonic Russian line cavalry and infantry

I am painting these for Gerry of "The situation room". The snaps were taken with my phone. Sorry the second is a bit out of focus. Gerry does gaming on a grand scale using his "In the Grandest manner."

Gerry's blog is here. If you are a maniac for Napoleonics, and can get to the UK, send Gerry a message via his blog to see if you can get an invite to play at his place in Scarborough.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

28mm Perry Napoleonic Imperial Guard Commanders

When I was in the UK I picked up a pack of these Imperial Guard Commanders at the Newark "Partizan" show.

28mm Napoleonic Westphalians

These are some Perry miniatures painted up as Westphalians. I love the variety of heads which the Perry brother put into this set.