Thursday, 23 August 2012

Out of action!

If you have been wondering why I haven't posted for a while it's because we've been redecorating the study (and the bathroom) so my little men are packed away along with my paints. Hopefully by Friday the carpet will be laid and I can move my new furniture in!

Saturday, 11 August 2012

Imperial Guard Grenadiers a' Cheval

I got a bit weary of painting Brunswickers and so decided to complete this heavy Guard cavalry unit. They had been primed some months ago and had collected a fair amount of dust sitting around while less glamorous units were completed.

These are AB figures and were an absolute pleasure to paint, especially after five battalions of old glory brunswickers! I painted the officers and trumpeters with gold but the troopers were completed in aurora, this is a kind of orangey-pink colour but ended up looking plain orange! Looking at some of the old plates on the internet I think I'm not too far away from the intended effect. I've included the brigade commander (Jamin) in one of the command bases to add bit spice.

As you can see I've also added a divisional general (Guyot) to command them. Just need to paint and flock the bases.

Saturday, 4 August 2012

Brunswick Avant Garde

These are all CGM figures and  were easy to paint, they are still no where near as good as AB but a bit cheaper at £11.50 for a 24 man battalion from Vexilla compared with £18 for a AB battalion. Old Glory are best value for money with £15 for two 24 man battalions. Vexilla did not stock the skirmish pose which may have looked better.

I based these chaps quite  differently to my usual style, here the 24 man battalion is broken down into four bases with two miniatures each and another four bases with four miniatures. This is a little experiment for situations where an elite light battalion can be broken down for a skirmish line. I'm only going to do it for special regiments such as this one and the 95th Rifle battalions, otherwise moving the little men might be too much of a chore with lots of bases!