Sunday, January 20, 2019

Perry French Pontonniers and Renedra Pontoon Bridge

Pontoon bridge with French Pontonniers. Figures are Perry metals and the bridge and pontoon boats are plastic made by Renedra and sold by Perry.
This piece, along with the earlier group of sappers and engineers, will be part of the cav-centric game scenario. This is the last piece needed for a play test.
Per the instruction illustrations, the ends up the bridge are shown upwards, but I flipped them down or ease of basing.
This piece, along with the earlier group of sappers and engineers, will be part of the cav-centric game scenario. This is the last piece needed for a play test. 
The Pontonnier set includes two officers which I'll add later on a separate base.
The river pieces I have are about half the width of this section, but it'll have to do.
A play test will have to wait as I'm participating in Dragon Rampant game day next Saturday. I plan to use my Men of East (Samurai) Warband. Basically my Lion Rampant Samurai "Retinue" with the addition of an Oni with spore attack. Thanks for stopping by and best wishes to you all!

46 comments:

  1. Excellent pontoon and crew Dean!

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  2. This made me think of using balsa wood material and doing the same thing, but kit is handy and ready to go I suppose. Looking good either way.

    Cheers
    Kevin

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    1. Thanks, Kevin. The plastic bridge can also be made as a standard type with posts. Quite a bargain, IMO. Kind regards, Dean

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  3. Thumbs up, useful and beautiful...excellent work Dean!

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    1. Thank you very much, Phil. Kindest regards, Dean

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  4. You won't believe, but before I checked your blog I have visited Perry's site and looked at both sets, thinking about future Berezina scenario. Your bridge and figures looks amazing and I think I will buy it as soon I finish my Polish division for my March game.

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    1. Bartek, the plastic kit is very good you'd be able to connect multiple sets quite easily and economically. Warmest regards, Dean

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    1. Thanks, Matt. Yes, just a little bling for the table and adding a bit to the scenario as well. Warmest regards, Dean

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    1. Thank you very much, Fran! Best regards, Dean

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  7. Not for long, I waited for the result. It turned out very beautiful! Congratulations to Dean!

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    1. Thank you kindly, Dmitry. Yes, I sort of push on through with this little project. Warm regards, Dean

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  8. Really impressive work, Dean! Congratulation! Looking forward to see games with the bridge and crew.

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    1. Thanks, Dmitry. The only issue is the other river sections I have are a lot thinner - so I may have to get end sections which taper down. Best regards, Dean

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  9. Thanks Dean, I have the Renedra bridge, your set has inspired me to dig it out.

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    1. Thanks, Norm. It's actually quite a bargain. I may get another set to build as the other way with posts. Kindest regards, Dean

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  10. A nifty piece, well executed, Dean! Terrific!

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    1. Thanks, Jonathan! Yes, a vignette which is also usable terrain. :) Warm regards, Dean

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  11. Great work, Dean, but it appears that you need new river sections to fit the bridge now!

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    1. Thanks, Greg. Yes, indeed! This section is about 3X wider than the other sections I already have. A gamer can only use his/her imagination so much! Best regards, Dean

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  12. The bridge looks great.

    Maybe you should look at the terrain strips from Deep Cut Studios that were advertised on TMP as a way to make a wider river.

    TMP link: http://theminiaturespage.com/news/?id=937733189

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    1. Thanks for the kind words and link, Dave. I'll see if they carry something at Enfilade! - same place where I picked up the thinner sections. I know they made wider rivers, but can't recall if they might make one that tapers to a smaller one. Regards, Dean

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  13. Wonderful pontoon! Looks like a mini-diorama!

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    1. Thanks, Sergiuss. Just a quick little terrain piece which adds to a scenario. Warmest regards, Dean

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    1. Thanks, Michael! It was fun to build. Best, Dean

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  15. Great work on a rather unusual piece!

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    1. Thank you very much! It is a unique piece for sure - gotta include a river in the scenario. :) Warmest regards, Dean

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  16. Great vignette Dean. I love those half-submerged figures - I feel they give that extra bit of realism to the piece.

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    1. Thanks, Mike. I agree, the half figures look cool in the water - and painted up in half the time! :) Kind regards, Dean

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    1. Thanks a lot, Christopher! Kind regards , Dean

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    1. Ah, thank you so much, Peter. Appreciate your visit and kind words. Warm regards, Dean

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  19. A couple of transitional pieces to widen out and narrow back in would be fine. They'd put the bridge there because the water would be slower in the wider section ;-)

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    1. Ah, I like that, John. Thanks for the visit and kind words. Warm regards, Dean

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  20. Great looking bridge vignette! I did it with the struts,still got the boats its a really good kit.
    Best Iain

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    1. Thanks, Iain. It's quite a bargain IMO; and you can add sections to lengthen the bridge if you want. Kind regards, Dean

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  21. Looking great! I just ordered a complete set (FN181 -FN184) from Perry too.

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    1. Thank you so much for the compliment. You'll enjoy painting up those, and they'll look great along side your already painted Perry Frenchmen. Warm regards, Dean

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