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!
Saturday, August 4, 2018
Victrix French Foot Artillery Completed
Well, actually still need to get them based, but the painting is done.
These are from the 1804-1812 set with the earlier style uniforms. The center battery has a 12 pounder manned by Guardsmen. The other two are Line artillery with 8 pounders.
The battery on the left are in campaign dress and the other two in full dress - less full gaiters.
This is a great plastic kit which goes together quite easily. The guns have far less parts than the British set. Grab handles and chains are molded onto the main pieces, unlike the British set.
As mentioned in a previous post, the set comes with enough figures for 5 crewmen per gun, but I opted to use only 4 figures so the bases won't be too large.
The heads with covered shakos are from the Middle Guard set. They seemed a bit nicer than the ones in the artillery set.
With the various separate pieces, there are many options for poses.
I used Vallejo Game Color Goblin Green for the gun carriages - seemed to look okay after an ink wash.
Here's a comparison shot of the Victrix batteries along with a couple of Sash and Saber 12 pounders. The gun tube itself is almost exactly the same size as the Victrix 12 pounder, but the carriages and wheels are massive compared to the Victrix ones.
Next up are the British batteries. Thanks again for stopping by, and best wishes to you all.