Saturday, June 16, 2018

Victrix Middle/Young Guard Completed & Ready for Black Powder

Here are a unit each of Fusilier-Grenadiers, Fusilier-Chasseurs and Voltigeurs of the Imperial Guard as they may have appeared while participating in the Peninsular War.
After the Minwax staining, a bit of highlighting was added - particularly on the edges of the clothing.
I was pleased to find a few flags from a previous box of Victrix French from years ago. This particular set didn't come with flags. Granted the numerals on the flags don't correspond to the units, but at arm's length you really can't make them out.
With four bases, the units can be formed into Attack Column or Square, as well as Line and March Column.
16 figures per unit looks good enough for me, and it allows for more units to deploy on a smaller table; not to mention that much less figures to paint. :)
Fusilier-Grenadiers
Fusilier-Chasseurs
Voltigeurs of the Guard

As mentioned in the previous post, this set comes with 60 figures, so there are 12 remaining figures which I haven't decided how to paint up. In the meanwhile, I will start on the box of Perry British Line Infantry. Thanks for stopping by and best wishes to all!

32 comments:

  1. Handsome work, Dean! The folds in greatcoats take the stain very well.

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    1. Thanks, Jonathan. Yes, big folds are a great canvas. Warm regards, Dean

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  2. Superb, a great collection of splendid units! 'Vive l'Empereur!'

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    1. Thank you kindly, Phil! Yes, Vive l'Empereur! Vive l'France!

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  3. Fantastic work Dean, they look just great!

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    1. Thank you, Mike! Appreciate the visit and kind words. Best regards, Dean

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    1. Thanks, Michael! Kind regards, Dean

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    1. Thanks, Michal! Warmest regards, Dean

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    1. Thank you very much, Miles! Best, Dean

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  7. Your usual rapid and excellent painting!
    Best Iain

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    1. Thanks, Iain! I just don't like long projects :) Kindest regards, Dean

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    1. Thank you, Christopher! Best, Dean

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  9. Great looking units and exactly the 'look' I want as I start putting together the Young Garde Division for next years Waterloo event in Glasgow. Well done.

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    1. Thanks, Robbie! These were a pleasure to put together and paint. I would not hesitate to pick up another box of these. Kind regards, Dean

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  10. Dean, that's just cool!!!!!!!!! I really liked the lightening of the folds.

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    1. Thank you kindly, Dmitrii! Warmest regards, Dean

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  11. Yep, score Dean 1 trillion seven hundred thousand figures to Kevin 7 figures done in same amount of time.

    Your the King of speed, and yet keeps up the quality of the look. Well done sir.

    Cheers
    Kevin

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    1. Ah, thank you so much for your all too kind words, Kevin! Best, Dean

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  12. Superb looking figures.

    In the time you have completed 48 28mm Napoleonics I have completed three 15mm ACW figures. I really must have a word with myself ☺

    Cheers, Ross

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    1. Lol! Thanks for the kind words and humor, Ross! Warm regards, Dean

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  13. Fabulous work Dean they all turned out excellent looking!

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    1. Thanks, Simon. And just last night I was putting them in different formation s. ;) Kind regards, Dean

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  14. Nice work, and quickly done.......😀

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    1. Thanks for the kind words, Matt! This set is quite "user friendly" with the minimal parts and simplified clothing. Best regards, Dean

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  15. Very nice. I like the idea of the 4 base unit for formation variables and working with a smaller gaming space.

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    1. Thanks, Norm. Although, big formations look good, I intend to have enough units and maneuver space (8'x 5') for 6 players. Kind regards, Dean

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    1. Thanks, David! I now need to work on the box of Perry British. Kind regards, Dean

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