Sunday, 9 July 2017

A Little More Progress

Another small step in the right direction with a command stand to lead my fledgling Imperial French forces; plus a pleasant return to the "clean lines" of Essex Miniatures. The figures did not photograph as well as I hoped as there is a lot more subtlety to the shading than appears here.

No matter how smart the uniforms you just know these fellows will have negative command and control factors!
 I am working on another (Essex) French battalion now. The initial plan is for 6 line battalions, a Chasseur battalion with supporting artillery and command stands for the French. A slightly larger sized Prussian/Bavarian force is needed for a half-baked scenario I have in mind; so I am about half way there with the French at least.


After that I would need to roughly double the size of the German army and add some colourful French troops for the battle at Weissenburg on 4th August 1870. That may take a little more time!

10 comments:

  1. Nice work! I do like clean figures that give the painter more room to decide on the final look.

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    1. Essex, Mirliton and Minifigs are my favourites in this scale!

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  2. That's a great looking command stand - sounds like you're back in full scale production!

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    1. Its a bit deceiving, a lot of these figures were almost completed ages ago. I am just tidying up the painting queue and its rather embarrassing how many figures that actually is!

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  3. Great stuff Matt, sold my 25mm FP collection to do bigger battles in 15mm, but never got around to it :~(

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    1. I am currently off-loading my 28mm figures to finance this!

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  4. Those Second-Empire mustachios are simply brilliant, Matt! Beautifully done all round.

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    1. They are rather magnificent aren't they? Clearly neat facial hair even in the face of defeat is a must have when serving the Emperor!

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