Friday 22 October 2010

Foundry French

Not painted any Foundry French for years but I realised they are the best pre-1812 in campaign
The completed unit

Rear detailing

The colonel - the worst figure



Lovely mix - I think all my fusileers are different

All the grenadiers are unique I think

I wanted a mix of trousers to give that campaign feel

The weakness of this range is the voltiguers - they are not good. But using the grenadier body with Victrix heads produces these. Will in Belgium did the surgery.

The white is deliberately grubby. I am sure white trousers would not have been that white on campaign.

Monday 11 October 2010

Foundry Prussian horse artillery

Firstly the pictures are shocking. I forget how bad a photographer I am.
This horse artillery battery is the penultimate Prussian unit of my little army. It now comprises of: one line regiment (x3 battalions), one reserve regiment (3 battalions) one Landwehr regiment (x4 battalions), one foot battlery, one horse battery, hussars, dragoons, curiassiers, uhlans (saxon due to pretty uniform) plus regular and volunteer Jaegar. Just the Landwehr cavalry to go..............

Foot artillery command

Martin Kelly will weep but these are Foundry foot artillery painted to look like horse artillery. They are using French 8lbs they've acquired.


Horse artillery command.

"I can see what you are doing you dirty little man..........."
All in I did an ok job but could have been better. I remember why I used to give my guns a gentle dry brish towards the end now.