Saturday, 1 February 2014

Napoleonic Italian 3rd and 4th Ligne


3rd Italian Ligne bound for Spain - sensational sculpts from Elite and great
flags from the ever -helpful Grahame Black at GMB.

Well it was high time to put up some more photographs of units as they prepare to march their way into Spain as part of my General De Brigade Napoleonic mentoring plan for the younger gamers in the house in 2014.  Following on from our annual pilgrimage to CANCON in our nations capital, our largest wargaming show in Australia and New Zealand for the year, and picking up a few goodies on the way nit was time for the Italians to get a parade!

These boys believe the lack of Allied cavalry in the peninsular may actually
allow them to form line on occasion...poor deluded fellows.
Once again these figures are from Elite Miniatures Australia and are just superb sculpts with the animation in the mass formations an absolute joy to see on the tabletop.

4th Ligne

Start of the Brigade skirmish screen


Close up of the varied Elite castings - great looking figures in case I haven't
mentioned it!!

12 comments:

  1. very nice....The infantry in line with skirmish screen look great...just need a battery of guns instead of cavalry? :o)

    best regards,

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    1. Guns coming shortly Phil - maybe even up this weekend.

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  2. Lovely Carlo, just lovely...Leroy's painting?

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  3. Great looking, animated figures, and of course the GMB flags are the finishing touch!

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  4. Thanks lads - yes Nathan mostly painted by Leroy over ten years ago believe it or not!!

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  5. Love the look of the Elite figures and a beaut paint job to match

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  6. Thanks Dave - they are really lovely figures and look "right" whatever that means. Putting up some artillery and French Cavalry next week.

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  7. Nice job Big Fellah - those Italians look the business with those famous Elite animated poses. I'm sure the cav and artillery will be equally as stunning! Great to catch up with you at Cancon - the French you got from me will have to get a proper basing like your Italians. Hope you have good luck with them - the 54th were one of my most successful units!

    My fave figures are Perry's - check out what Doug and I got up to with his collection at our club recently: http://docsartofwar.blogspot.com.au/2014/02/basque-ing-in-glory-carlists-do.html
    Cheers,
    Doc

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    1. Thanks Brad - always great to see you and Dougie and see what you are up to. Will certainly keep an eye on the excellent Carlist collection you guys are building. Those Frogs are awaiting sanding and base painting, flicking and tarting up! They are lovely and thanks for the opportunity mate.

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  8. Good looking' figures Carlo and a lovely paint job.

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    1. Thanks Fish - awaiting your La Rothiere report with some anticipation mate!

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