This site was created late in 2008, just a few years after first becoming involved in wargaming. As you can tell by the name, WAB was my introduction to this community. I appreciate the following and comments this blog receives, and give all thanks and credit to my Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ. It may seem odd that this blog appears to focus on the folly of mankind's continuous warfare, but I believe I can still enjoy this hobby so long as I put Him first in all I do. Maranatha!
Monday, April 22, 2013
Foundry French SYW Infantry - Ready for Muskets and Tomahawks
Thanks to my buddy Pat L. (aka Socal Warhammer) who provided me a bunch
of GW bases I was able to finish basing the Foundry French SYW Infantry.
After a finish of Dullcote, I gave the facings a little bit of highlighting; otherwise I let the Minwax stain do most of the work. They are Grenadiers and Fusiliers from the La Sarre and La Reine
They are more lightly equipped than their British counterparts. These French have no backpacks or other field gear.
The La Sarre Regiment with blue facings and red waistcoats:
The La Reine Regiment with red facings and blue waistcoats:
A comparison shot of a Foundry Frenchman and the General Wolfe figure by Front Rank. I was surprised to see these Foundry are actually slightly larger overall than Front Rank. How'd you like to be karate chopped by that French dude!
The unpainted Front Rank British Rangers I picked up in Vancouver, B.C. from Doug Ham a few weeks ago.
And the Front Rank French Coureur des bois who will be the Irregular counterparts to the Rangers; also picked up from Doug. Both the Rangers and these guys' poses make them look like Irregulars compared to the more static poses of the earlier completed British Grenadiers and the French Infantry.
Not sure when I'll paint up the remaining figures, but I finally read through the Muskets and Tomahawks rules and really am looking forward to getting a game in.