Copyright © 2020, Paul Scrivens-Smith

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Thursday, 7 May 2020

Tardy French Voltigeurs



Recently I was perusing chum Toms blog and I noticed that he was painting some Napoleonic French troops. Getting a little jaded with all the 15th Century stuff I knew that I had some Perry Miniatures Napoleonic stuff in my pile o' shame.

Back in circa 2010 I had base-coated these figures and given them a sepia wash, then put them aside. Around 2016 I had put them in a jiffy bag and added them to the other pile o' shame stuff that was coming to Wisconsin with me and they had lain forgotten ever since.


So about 10 years after they were stated I had to tart up the now very scruffy and scratched base-coats then do some highlights and add a base. I think they have come out quite well considering. I'm now working my way through the best part of a box of French infantry that was in the pile o' shame with them.

As the remainder of my Napoleonic collection is back in the UK (and there is quite a bit of it) these are unlikely to get played with any time soon unless we do some small forces for Sharpe Practice or Songs of Drums and Shakos.


12 comments:

  1. They look great Paul! To bad your collection is in the UK.

    Christopher

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    1. Thanks Christopher, maybe I can have a collection that spans the North Atlantic ;)

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  2. Fine looking troops Paul, its surprising how the years roll by, just assembled and painted two ISII's, the invoice was in the box 2013.

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  3. Outstanding work, Paul! Your Napoleonics are on another continent? That must have been an oversight!

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    1. Thanks Jonathan.
      When I moved over I was not sure of the gaming opportunities I would have so only bought forces where I had matched pairs.

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  4. Nice work on these, Scrivs. Good to finally finish projects, no matter how long the wait.

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  5. Lovely looking voltigeurs! I'm sure they can hang around until they're reunited with their comrades!
    Best Iain

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    1. Thanks Iain, hope to have them reunited within about a year.

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