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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,
Peter.


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,
Peter.




Friday, 9 September 2016

28mm Napoleon Bonaparte's Command vignette


28mm Napoleon Bonaparte's Command vignette....done :)

Comprising Napoleon Bonaparte on a white Charger, Mameluke Ali on an Arab Grey horse, with Marshal Soult chatting to an aide-de-camp from a chasseur a cheval Regiment.

All figures are by Perry miniatures, with a lick of paint here and there by moi.









Louis √Čtienne Saint-Denis otherwise known as Mameluke Ali to Napoleon, he was appointed as a second to Roustam Napoleon's bodyguard. Saint-Denis accompanied Napoleon during the Russian campaign, went to Elba with him, returned with him to France for the Waterloo campaign and accompanied Napoleon in exile to St. Helena, where he served as second valet and as Napoleon’s librarian.

So hopefully I'll be ready for a late Napoleonic campaign in the near future, probably 1814-1815 or I could stretch it back to 1812 if I can acquire a Russian army, finances permitting.


Again this is a 100mm mdf base (2mm thick) textured with rough filler which sets rock hard, covered in PVA glue with grit and tea leaves sprinkled generously to create a grass effect, 4mm tufts are added once the whole base is dry brushed in several coats of dirt and grass colours where appropriate using enamels and oils. And varnished with stinky 'Testores Dullcote' the best matt varnish spray on the market.

Any how next will be a French Staff command base.

All the Best,
Peter.