Copyright © 2020, Paul Scrivens-Smith

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Tuesday, 12 May 2020

Light Infantry Voltigeurs


More work on the Napoleonic French this weekend with a couple of groups of Light Infantry Voltigeurs from Perry Miniatures.

A trawl through the lead pile turned up enough figures for twelve Voltigeurs and another six Carabiniers for a later post.


As they are from a light infantry battalion they are in a darker blue uniform than I usually use for the French.

These are lovely figures, but they, like many Perry white metal castings, are a bit of a bugger to clean up and during the many stages of my painting process I'm still finding gobs of metal that need trimming off the castings.


I reckon that the parent unit (the 13e Régiment de Légère) I initially intended these for were painted at least ten years ago, they certainly were painted predating me starting this blog.


It's unlikely that I'll be playing any "Big Battle" Napoleonics in the foreseeable future, but these will make a good couple of groups for any Sharpe Practice games we can get in.


Back at the end of April I placed an order for a load more infantry and bases with Arcane Scenery, twelve days later it was here in Wisconsin with me, great work from Arcane, Royal Mail and USPS.


Hopefully, more Napoleonics over the coming blog posts.




20 comments:

  1. Very nice Paul...
    I do like the French light infantry uniforms...

    All the best. Aly

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  2. Lovely voltigeurs, well done!

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  3. Super work, Paul! I have seen a number of voltigeurs popping up on a number of blogs of late including Aly’s.

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  4. Splendid painting there Mr Scrivs! Now, stop distracting me from whatever it is you last distracted me with, lol :o)
    Cheers
    Matt

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    1. Cheers Matt, now get back to whatever you were doing....

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  5. Lovely looking light troops! Really nice finish!
    Best Iain

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  6. Good work old chum!
    28's are the dogs bollocks, we just got too many!!!

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    1. Cheers Jeremy, your massive collection is indeed inspiring.

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  7. Super looking troops Paul! Those boxes should keep you busy.

    Christopher

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