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,


  1. Replies
    1. Cheers Christopher, have a Great weekend.

  2. What a splendid vignette! Wonderful job...

  3. Brilliant brush work Peter!...and yes, :o) love your flocking of bases too!..


    1. Cheers Phil :) I like to indulge in a bit of Electrostatic flocking now and again :P


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