Friday, 17 March 2017

28mm Napoleonic Imperal Guard Grenadier à Cheval

28mm French Imperial Guard Grenadiers à Cheval.

I thought I'd boost my French forces by completing a regiment of Grenadiers à Cheval de la Garde Impériale, giving my tiny Imperial Guard some shock troops to play with in my future Napoleonic campaigns. 
This particular regiment rode black horses and numbered upwards of 1166 troopers at best (796 troopers at the battle of Waterloo), I decided to limit myself to just two squadrons of 6 figures each representing 480 men at a ratio of 1 figure = 40 troopers, so I may double their complement some time in the future.

These figures are supplied by 'Perry Miniatures' and paint up a treat, The flag is a GMB flag with the gold fringe frayed with scissors and painted gold. Based on plasticard, each figure has a frontage of 25mm and a depth of 50mm, the terrain effects are filler, graded rocks and tea leaves dyed various shades of green. I have a basing tutorial on this blog, just look down the list of labels in the right hand column.

Any how I've managed to acquire the  remainder of my Dutch Belgian forces so I should be completing those over the following weeks.
All the Best

Tuesday, 14 February 2017

28mm Napoleonic 1st Regiment Nassau & Bernhard of Saxe-Weimar & 6th Dutch Hussars

28mm Napoleonic 1st Nassau-Usingen Regiment Waterloo 1815.
The last two battalions of the Nassau contingent are finished; comprising 3x battalions of infantry (the first battalion finished august 2016), making up the 1st Nassau-Usingen Regiment This completes my Nassau contingent of the Allied army of 1815. I won't require the 2nd Nassau Regiment Because I'm trying to complete a group of small achievable armies which will form part of a larger Allied army.

28mm 1st Nassau-Usingen Regiment

So Onwards with my Dutch Belgian contingent and their command base Prince Bernhard of Saxe-Weimar together with a staff officer and infantry colonel.
Prince Bernhard of Saxe-Weimar commanded the second Brigade of the 2nd Dutch Division at the battles of Quatre Bras and Waterloo.1815

 Bernhard and chums are based on a 60mm diameter round mdf base.

The Dutch 6th Hussars 1815 present at the battle of Waterloo.
I've only acquired 1x squadron of Dutch Hussars so as not to overload my painting desk, I always paint little and often to avoid painters fatigue and keep my enthusiasm fresh.  

Any how,
I have 2x battalions of Dutch Militia half finished at the moment, then I need to acquire some Dutch-Belgian artillery, Belgian line infantry, Dutch line infantry and a squadron or two of Carabinier cavalry to complete my Dutch Belgian contingent, then onwards with the Brunswickers.
All the Best, Peter.

Thursday, 22 December 2016

28mm Napoleonic Bavarian Command & light infantry

This week I got some spare time :)
I managed to finish and photograph the Bavarian High Command, featuring general Wrede, general Deroy and Crown Prince Ludwig, together with the Bavarian light infantry of the 7th battalion, this completes the 4x battalions needed to finish my Bavarian contingent of the Allied army of 1813.

Bavarian command circa the battle of Hanau

All Perry Miniatures figures. Deroy is waving his hat, Ludwig is pondering and Wrede is the figure pointing.

7th Battalion Bavarian Light Infantry

Anyhow after waiting some weeks for some more figures to arrive from 'Perry Miniatures', I have managed to start on my small Dutch contingent for an 1815 campaign, comprising 1x Dutch militia battalion, also I'm hoping to finish my remaining 2x battalions of Nassau infantry and 3x battalions of French line infantry over the Christmas break. Also I have to repair and build new terrain tiles for my battlefields...all in a future blog.

To fund future projects I managed to paint and sell the following minis on Ebay to some fantastic customers:
1st Regiment Prussian Hussar
2nd Regiment Prussian Hussar
5th French Hussars
5th French Hussars
7th Regiment British Hussars 1815
7th Regiment British Hussars 1815
9th Regiment French Chasseur a cheval
12th Regiment French Cuirassier
28th Regiment French Line Infantry at the battle of Waterloo
British Royal Foot Artillery with 9 pounder gun
Anyhow Have a VERY GOOD CHRISTMAS and All the Best for the NEW YEAR.
And see you in 2017
Best Regards, Peter.

Saturday, 5 November 2016

28mm Napoleonic French Adjoints and Aides de Camp

 It has been a very busy few weeks here, so I've only just managed to add a little to this blog with the completion of some 'battlefield runners' for my French Napoleonic army, namely a small handful of Adjoints and Aides-de-Camp. These adcs will be required to courier orders from the Army Staff Headquarters to specific regiments, brigades, divisions and corps to allow them to defend, assault, withdraw, change  formation etc. in the face of an enemy action.

 an Adjutant commander points out the way for an Imperial Guard Adjoint.

A dedicated ADC on foot carries a leather document case.

As the Imperial Guard ADC salutes an Adjoint.

Another adjoint squints through his telescope.

A dedicated ADC, his ribbon armband denotes service to Army Corps staff headquarters.

sky blue facings on the collar and cuffs are unique to French ADCs.

In conclusion, with the addition of another adc this should complete the necessary staff units for my French Napoleonic army.
Anyhow, All the Best,

Friday, 16 September 2016

28mm Napoleonic French Command vignette

At last my Napoleonic French Staff command vignette is finished, comprising a mix of staff officers, generals, adcs etc. all Perry miniatures figures.

Mounted on a 100m mdf base I wanted a busy scene to impart a bit of atmosphere to my battlefields, hopefully I can acquire an ambulance set, a supply wagon set and a pontoon set in the near future.

 The two tables with scrolls, maps, ink pot and chairs come with one of the figures set.

 The cobbles are 'Wills granite sets' scenic pack bought from a model shop in Redcar.
 I was hoping to make it look like a farm courtyard.

Two adcs are from the 7th Regiment of Hussars, one from a Chasseur regiment, one a dedicated staff adc. Two staff officers writing and handing out orders, with two cavalry generals chatting one an Imperial Guard Dragoon the other a Carabinier, and two marshals discussing tactics over a battle map.

Any how I have a Bavarian Generals command base to complete with Bavarian light infantry battalion next.

All the Best,