Sunday, 27 August 2017

Elite French Legere near completion



Complete with side plumes these early Elite Miniatures French legere look the part.
Well the PSA Rugby season has concluded which means my Saturdays are my own again for at least six months which means a bit more time spent back upstairs completing some long on-the-go projects on the wargaming frontier.


As those who have been following this blog for a while would know one of my favourite pastimes at present is the 1805-07 "Glory Years" armies for this period.  Just to prove that the project still has legs I thought I would post some more shots of works in progress.


A few Front Rank musicians and a lovely drum major figure helps fill the ranks


First up is one of three legere battalions from the Elite Miniatures range available in Australian from Nathan.  As you can see I have elected to base my command stand in the old school with the Peter Gilder In The Grand Manner style with the Regimental Colonel slightly in front of his other commands bases.  I think it looks quite good and will do this with all of my Elite battalions from now on.


The rest of the lads awaiting colours and the final matt varnish


Beautiful hand painted Mark Allen specials for these lads await!


As you can also see I asked wargamer to the stars Mark Allen to paint up a few flags for the newest reinforcements and they have arrived and look sensational.


Skirmishers for General D'Armee will be on these three to a base oval shapes.


Russians are still getting themselves ready as well

Always something to do upstairs in the room...life does sometimes get in the way though.


All that now needs to happen for the French is to ensure there is no residual static grass anywhere and then give them all a good spray of dullcote and get them on the field for some General D'Armee Napoleonic battles.


Can't wait.



14 comments:

  1. Lovely armies Carlo and thank you again for the little notice for Elite.

    Regards

    Nathan

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    1. My pleasure mate - great figures.

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  2. Very nicely done, General d'Armee is a great ruleset.

    John

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    1. Thankyou John and yes very much into GdA.

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  3. Enjoy being back in the saddle mate.The glory years is irresistible is it not?

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    1. Thanks Greg and the saddle certainly needs done irk these days. Wonderful period of the Napoleonic Wars!

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  4. All looking very good, Carlo. Good to see someone else is as tardy with his blogging as me , mate!
    Chris
    http://notjustoldschool.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. We are hopeless aren't we Chris? At least your entries are quite substantial and so beautiful to read through. I promise to be better from now on.

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  5. Most excellent "stuff" Carlo. Keep the camera rolling! 8O)

    Salute
    von Peter himself

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    1. Thanks Peter - will try my absolute best mate.

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  6. Lovely looking troops, just dipping my toes into napoleonic wargaming and your blog is inspirational!
    Best Iain

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    1. Thank you Iain and appreciate you popping past the blog. What are you looking at building up in the Napoleonic period? You are certainly spoilt for choice these days with manufacturers.

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  7. I'm going plastic, so Perry and Victrix, 1809 Danube campaign French and Austrian, I'm not so keen on the Bardin uniform and I like the Austrian infantry helmet!
    Best Iain

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    1. Hi Iain - yes the Austrian helmet looks fantastic and I also prefer it to the later style shako as well. The range of wonderful plastics available now is incredible so you will certainly have a wonderful looking army that's for sure.

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