Wednesday, 22 April 2015

Major General Robert Craufurd and his staff command base


The General waves on his troops ...perhaps outside The Coa?
 With the Napoleonic season upon us (there are wargaming seasons you ask?), I thought it was an ideal opportunity to put together a nice command base for the boys British and Allied forces in the Peninsular.  What better person to have in charge but the highly regarded and wonderfully successful commander of the Light Division, as well as 3rd Division at times. Major General Craufurd.

Mainly Front Rank figures with a lovely Elite Miniatures officer of the 43rd and Eureka Miniatures hounds.

"Where would we be without our trusted allies?"
 The base was intended to cover a wide array of staff and senior officers that may have well been in the vicinity of our hard marching, hard fighting General during the campaigns against Massena and the French during the period.
"Over there Carruthers, can't you see those damned blue columns?  That's the French!"

Lovely figure painted by Nathan and surplus to my original 43rd Regiment

One of the officers hounds preparing some relief.

Perfect in any Iberian or Italian style terrain is the Hovels Wayside cross.

Another view of the Portuguese Major of artillery and a Spanish Colonel on attachment

Cant wait to have the old boy out now and see if my French and Italians can give him a bit of a thrashing.  Somehow doubt it.

Now, on with the Waterloo preparations.

16 comments:

  1. Beautiful Command base, Carlo!

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    1. Thanks Peter. It was great fun putting the whole thing together.

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  2. lovely looking figures and nicely put together command base...

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    1. Thank you Simon. Hope Salute and your Cremona game went very well mate.

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    1. Cheers Phil and appreciate the kind comments.

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  5. A marvelous vignette/diorama. I love the pooch, as well as the shrine - though I'm not a Catholic :)

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    1. Ah Dean, we do not judge here my son :^) Glad you like it mate.

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  6. Carlo,
    Lovely piece and my favourite British General.
    :)

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    1. Amazing character isnt he Graham? Starting to learn alot more about him mate.

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    1. Thanks Nathan. I had the spare officer you painted from teh Elite range and there was no other place for him but here with his faithful hound "Apollo" by his side!

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    1. Thank you very much Paul - was on your blog the other day mate and you have been bloody busy yourself mate! Nothing like an anniversary battle to pull the proverbial finger out.

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