Thursday, 7 April 2016

French Old Guard - 28mm Victrix

Finally the Old Guard arrive. Two regiments of Grenadiers, and two of Chasseurs. This should help sort out our local lack of French Guard in the future! Remarkably restrained French players we have here! Victrix figures again, and flags by GMB. 


Old Guard Grenadiers.





Old Guard Chasseurs.





Now to add the Young Guard, including Flanquers. Also tempted to get some Old Guard Grenadiers in full dress in the future if I find some I like enough to justify it!

19 comments:

  1. They look great, Mark! I must admit to being partial to Full Dress myself, especially for La Garde!This is probably a lot closer to what they looked like in real life, coming at you, though!

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    1. Cheers Peter, yes one day I'll have both!

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  2. Fine work. Unfortunately, my fellow gamers have the Guard pretty much sown up here :-(

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  3. Mark as ever lovely work in gi-normous quantities !!!
    I see you are moving to young guard next .I did 4 units 2 tirailleurs/2 voltigeurs. I have 1 flanquer still to finish.
    For 1813-14 when you need loads I will used my middle guard and marine naval Infantrey to bolster numbers
    I'll send you some pics like last time soon okKeep up the amazing work
    its motivating me :-)

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    1. Cheers Grecian and yep send through some pics. :)

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  4. Great going Mark, you must have a huge collection now!

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    1. Thanks Paul, yes might be time for some army shots sometime soon, except that I need to paint up some more ranks and file to balance out the Guard too... :)

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  5. Awesome! - I really like the look of your French Old Guard - 28mm Victrix minis Mark - well done Sir!

    cheers,

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  6. Great work and great pictures too ! Are you able to divulge your stockist of so many miniatures ? I would believe you found a shop or site with the best prices ?

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    1. Cheers Rusty, nothing too special but I do take advantage of sales and bulk ordering when I can. Victrix has discounts on multiple boxes, 20% if you get 5 or more, sometimes alternating this with a free postage deal instead. Perry has free postage if you spend 200 pounds or more and they also have army deals which you can save money on and get large numbers of mainly infantry. Murawski have sales occasionally, and Westfalia and Front Rank more rarely. Once you have a large lead pile you can also afford to wait a while for the next sale and paint up what you have :) Hope that helps!

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