Sunday, 28 January 2018

"A fine time to throw a shoe Gascon!"


A rather atmospheric shot of the Regimental "Smithy" getting a workout on the field.  This is a fetching vignette
piece from the Napoleonic French range from Perry Miniatures.  Very clever lads old Michael and Alan. 


Whilst waiting for the next day where Phil and I can rendezvous and recommence hostilities I though that it would be the perfect opportunity to add a few things.  Now before you assume the worse and think that by "add" I may sneak and additional British brigade or two on, shame on you...well what about a battery? 


Do you think Cookie would notice?  Bloody oath he would.  Anyway...


I do always like games where there is just the right amount of paraphernalia on the table.  I love seeing batteries with limber teams and ammunition cassions in trail.  I think you would have to go a long way to see better than Kevin and Chris work old "Not Just Old School Wargaming" as well as the wonderful work Barry Hilton has done on his Empire to Republic games at the League of Augsburg with the artillery park looking simply sensational.


The French ADC has ventured forth to see how long his "rider" will take to be mounted again for important dispatches.


This is the first time I have had this particular vignette on the field.  It is from the Perry Miniatures range and I think its a superb piece of design and sculpting.  It has nestled in very well onto the field and will remain for the duration of the battle.


I am also very happy to report that  my promise to have my French line artillery limbers up and running has been achieved.  A few photos of them next time.






22 comments:

  1. Carlo that looks really good. Despite the great work on the figures I think the groundwork is especially good.
    Richard

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    1. Thank you Richard and as always greatly appreciated.

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  2. Great scene! I also plan to decorate the table different figures and mini diorama.

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    1. It can absolutely lift the table and add a few small items of interest to the usual Regiments that’s for sure.

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  3. Carlo,
    Great piece, I love to have all the extra bits and pieces on the board to create atmosphere

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    1. Thankyou Graham for your kind comment. Yes quite often I see the little extras in the range and think about what would look good on the field. Unsurprisingly, Perry do it very well however the old Hinchcliffe and Connoisseur ranges have som absolutely gorgeous hidden gems, as you well know.

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  4. Splendid and very impressive, love the details on the base and the paint work...

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    1. The piece was a pleasure to put together Phil.

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  5. Absolutely lovely and you have blended it in so well with the atmospheric photography. Thank you for the plug to http://notjustoldschool.blogspot.co.uk/ it's Kevin that deserves most of the credit, though I have to take the blame for pointing out to him that at 1:3 scale he would need about 60 men and about 100 horse models and 3 feet of tabletop to represent a battery properly, so we settled for about half that! Chris

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    1. Absolutely my pleasure on the plug for your excellent blog Chris. I do love Kevin’s work as you well know and the extras with his Artillery are superb.

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  6. Fun little vignette! Did you just finish painting it and that’s why it’s just now making its appearance? 😀

    No you can’t add a whole battery but you could reduce a few casualties counters by 1....

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    1. Thanks Stew and no, I have had this waiting for a run since the Waterloo 2015 bicentennial battle commemorations. Yes, I should do that with the counters especially as our pre- arranged day for taking up arms again has been postponed by my erstwhile French opponent 😉

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    1. Thank you very much for your positive comments Peter as they are, like all the comments from everyone who takes the time to let me know their thoughts, always greatly appreciated.

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  8. Such scenic pieces can turn a game into a spectacle and this is a wonderful example.

    The only fly in the ointment is that I'm not sure about some of those hussars. Have their horses really "thrown a shoe" or are they avoiding the dangers at the front?! 8O))

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    1. Thank you Von Peter. Yes I do think the latter scenario would be most suitable for these particular Beau Sabreurs! I am enjoying getting all these little things moving along Peter and I did enjoy seeing your (much cleaner than mine) workbench last night on the blog. Well done on having so much on the go.

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    2. “Well done on having so much on the go”

      Hello Carlo

      You are most assuredly taking the proverbial. Things are not so much “on the go” as having a sit in. Still, where there’s life there’s hope I guess. ��

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  9. Just lovely Carlo,

    As usual up to your highest standard and agree that fluff helps visually on any game. I have the same set up for the Brits but was a lazy dragoon horse throwing a shoe.
    Keep up the momentum and commentary more than I can do in this busy world
    Colin

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