Thursday, 2 May 2019
War of the Spanish Succession French(7)
The Hundred Years War project has stalled at the moment due to a lack of unpainted figures so this week the War of the Spanish Succession project gets some love with both a couple of pieces of terrain and French horse and foot being painted.
First up is a church and graveyard that I'm rather happy with how it turned out. The church model is from Leven Miniatures and is a very nice model, well cast in resin. The walls are also from the same manufacturer.
The gravestones and statuary are from Perfect Six Scenics, again lovely castings and a useful range of accessories in this small scale. I think this will be a great addition to our battlefields.
Next is a small farm comprising a couple of buildings again from the Leven Miniatures range. The well is from Perfect Six Scenics and adds a little character to the set.
I have enough other pieces from these two manufactures to knock out another four bases of terrain and you should see the results over the next few weeks.
On to the figures, firstly a regiment of French French Chevau-légers bringing me up to 20 bases of horse for the French, you can never have enough cavalry in grey coats with red cuffs and turn-backs, super generic as just about all French Chevau-légers looked the same in this period.
I wanted to do the whole regiment on black horses, with just greys for the musicians, I do like how they look 'in real life' but think they came out very dark in these photos.
I also completed another infantry battalion for the French, this one represents Regt. Normandie, grey coats with black cuffs and turn-backs and white waistcoats and hose. I must have been having a black period this week.
Again they look rather darker in these shots than they do in the flesh.
I'll never get to play with them though, Drew always bags the French for our games, I must paint some more allies for the Anglo-Dutch, maybe a Danish regiment.....