Tuesday, 11 August 2015

"Take this with all speed" - Napoleonic Vignette

Orders are quickly dispatched to couriers in the field - Perry Miniatures

On the theme of Napoleonic Vignettes/Command Stands/Dioramas, I thought I would add in another one that I prepared for our Waterloo day in June.  This particular group is modelled to represent the flurry of activity in the Corps Commanders staff as the events of battle continue to unfold.

A Divisional General takes the time to unravel what his formation has just be ordered to accomplish 

Another view - this really is an excellent figure with great details and poise

A messenger from the 7th Hussars arrives to pass on his report to a thoroughly disinterested staff officer. 

The action at the table is furious - really well sculpted piece.


Another view of the wax sealed message being given to the ADC.

This is a combination of quite a few figures from varying sets in the Perry Napoleonic French range and they all work very well together in my humble opinion.

Might get the lads out again over the weekend.

18 comments:

  1. Very nice Carlo. It is sometimes the vignettes which make the game.

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    1. Couldn't agree more Nathan. So many wonderful figures available to have a play with as well.

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  2. lovely work! vignettes always add that extra "romanticism" during any Napoleonic wargame.

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    1. Cheers Phil - they do add a certain element of "Old School" wargaming pictures about a table that's for sure. Used to love the Doug Masons and Peter Gilder ones on the cover of those mags!!

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  3. Wonderful work again Carlo!

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    1. Thanks Rodger-much appreciated.

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  4. "This is a combination of quite a few figures from varying sets in the Perry Napoleonic French range and they all work very well together in my humble opinion."

    Well said Sir. I couldn't have put it better myself ... so I won't bother trying. The painting is not too shabby either! 8O)

    It is a bit strange to be seeing a command stand, especially one of elevated position in the hierarchy, with not a horse in sight. Not bad, just not a common sight for me.

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    von Peter himself

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    1. As always an observant ..um...observation Peter. This was put together so as to depict a staff group in a small courtyard, farm etc. those horses are in the stable of course my good man :-)

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    2. As long as the horses are in the stable ... and not the pot!!! 8iO)

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      von Peter himself

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  5. A lovely vignette, will look great on the battlefield

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    1. Thank you Dean - hopefully it will dress the table nicely.

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    1. They do look the part don't they Mark?

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  7. Great concept and execution, Carlo!

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    1. Thank You Paul. Loving your Cossacks at present btw mate!

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