Friday, 29 June 2012

General Quiot du Passage and General Marcognet - 28mm

General Joachim Jerome Quiot du Passage (on the right) and General Louis Binet de Marcognet (on the left). Both Perry Miniatures and come in the command pack with Prince Jerome Bonaparte. Lovely models to paint. The names of both are inscribed on the Arc de Triomphe in Paris:

Monday, 25 June 2012

French Artillery Caisson with Camp.

This is a Foundry 28mm French Caisson. I got round to painting it after many months. The additional camp was from a bag of assorted Napoleonic figures I purchased at a bring and buy. I'm pretty sure they're all Front Rank models. The wood on the Caisson was painted Vallejo Gunship Green and then given a dark wash. Finally all the metalwork was touched up with Gunmetal Grey.

Thursday, 14 June 2012

Napoleon's Red Lancers 28mm Perry Miniatures.

The finished squadron of Napoleon's Red Lancers. Led by the near indestructible General Colbert. All 28mm Perry's Miniatures. Apparently the drawn sword troopers were the second line. As mentioned I bought these as an unpainted set from Triples at the bring and buy for twenty quid (wargaming on a budget is definitely the order of the day). The Fanions are temporary paper and ink jobs I knocked up myself (and it shows). I guess they'll do for the table top anyway. I noticed Dean at WAB Corner is currently doing some of the Front Rank Red Lancers right now and they look great, so head over to his blog and take a look. He opted for the red undercoat which was a good move, as my black primer took a while to paint over and made the uniforms look slightly darker.

Wednesday, 13 June 2012

General Colbert - 28mm command figure

General Colbert (Pierre David Édouard de Colbert-Chabanais). A 28mm Perry Miniatures figure I picked up with their Red Lancers set. I've done him in the full dress uniform. The rest of the regiment are currently being based and almost ready, so I'll get them posted on the blog in the next couple of days. I bought the Red Lancers from Triples bring and buy, and knew little of their history, so it influenced me to read up on them and General Colbert as soon as I got home.

Wednesday, 6 June 2012

Prince Jérôme Bonaparte - 28mm Perry Miniatures

Prince Jerome command figure from Perry Miniatures. I decided to paint him in one of his white uniforms rather than the standard French Campaign dress. He was notoriously flamboyant, and as many already know, was chastised by his brother the Emperor for insisting on travelling "in State" with his entire court at the beginning of the Russian Campaign. He'll be great to use on the table when we play Waterloo again.