Tuesday, 5 January 2016

French reinforcements en route

Happy new year! Long time no post, but I've been slowly working away on more Napoleonics squeezed between other life events last year, like getting married and end of year work auditing. And also taking some breaks for more time and space economic 6mm scale sci-fi wargaming on my Hordes of Things blog. 28mm Napoleonics is more of a mission to organise!

Anyway here's some more Perry French nearing completion. Two Colonels and a General, without any plans about what to use them for yet - hence the lack of basing. And behind them a bunch of Perry French in great coats to add to the masses.  Quicker to paint but oh so dull looking! Still need to add their command and finish basing. 

In addition, after being impressed with the Victrix Austrian Grenadiers, I decided to purchase a few of their French in one of their free postage deals. Plus they give (or gave) a discount for buying multiple boxes. I got one box each of Old Guard Grenadiers and Chasseurs, four boxes of Middle Guard, and two boxes of line infantry. Two of the Middle Guard boxes will be Middle Guard, and the other two boxes will be Marine infantry which I need for my grandiose Leipzig plans.

Right, back to the painting! :)


  1. While you can't beat the greatcoats for ease of painting. I don't like too many of my own troops in them. Dverting some of the MG to Marine "Artillery" units seems like a good plan for 1813 battles!

    I knew about the move, but not the marriage. I heartily recommend it (to the right person); 33+ years now myself!

  2. Happy new year Сhasseur!
    I'm happy for your new project.

  3. Happy New Year Mark! Just what you need to sort out those Austrians!

  4. With that volume of work to do ... definitely back to the painting!

    I wish you blazing brushes!

  5. Those be-greatcoated monsieurs look great, not too dull.
    Trust that the new missus supports the hobby in full, haha!!

  6. Looking good and congrats on getting married!