Friday, February 14, 2020

Warlord Games French Engineers

Finished the French engineers led by Lieutenant Vieux that came with the La Haye Sainte set.
They only need 3's to hit the main gate, instead of 5's for regular infantry. The gate's saving throw when hit by engineers is reduced from 2+ to 4+. This according to the rules that came with the Warlord set.
They're based 2-figs per Litko 40mm squares.
The KGL Light Infantry previous completed are also based the same way. I may end up re-basing Major Baring - the plastic round was the only thing available at the time. He's the overall commander at the farm house.
And...I went ahead and re-based the skirmishers which will be used in the scenario the same way. For some, like the Voltigeurs and British Rifles, it was their fourth re-basing. I only managed to slightly puncture a thumb during the re-basing process.
The British Light Infantry will represent the KGL Light Company from the 5th KGL Line; the 95th Rifles will occupy the sandpit; and the 5/60th Rifles will help flesh out the farm area - possibly representing the Luneburgers.

The last items from the La Haye Sainte set are 36 French Light Infantry - all in greatcoats and marching poses. I may work on the Perry Nassau troops first though. Or, possibly a box of Warlord Games Hanoverians which I picked up from ebay. In any case, thanks for stopping by and wishing you all happy painting and good gaming!

27 comments:

  1. Nice work Dean! I agree that your CO looks a little out of place on his round base though.

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    1. Thank you very much, Nick. Yes, I may re-base the good Major onto a little larger round base and add something else to it. Maybe some ducks that waddled out of the pond. :) Kindest regards, Dean

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  2. Love the blues on your Frenchmen! You will have this project knocked out in no time.

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    1. Thanks a lot, Jonathan. I lightened the Vallejo Prussian Blue a bit, thinking the Minwax stain would darken it. However, it didn't seem to darken it much. I might've not mixed the stain enough. That all said and done the blue looks nice. Warmest regards, Dean

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  3. Man you like say, hey I am going to do this, and then poof, you have all the figures and you do a game in a week. Nice job man.

    Cheers
    Kevin

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    1. Thank you very much for the encouraging words, Kevin. I feel obligated to follow through on projects. I think blogging pushes me to do it. Kindest regards, Dean

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    1. Thank you very much, Michal! Warmest regards, Dean

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    1. Thank you kindly, Vasiliy. Warmest regards, Dean

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  6. Your French ingeniors are awesome Dean, love the work on the blue shades and their poses...

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    1. Thanks a lot, Phil. The sculpts have some very nice folds which really helps highlighting. Kindest regards, Dean

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  7. You are really flying through these Dean and they look superb, well don Sir.

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    1. Thank you very much for your kind words, Michael. It's nice to have skirmish sized units to work on. Warm regards, Dean

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  8. Awesome looking engineers! The light troops look great based!
    Best Iain

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    1. Thanks, Iain! I think skirmishers based in pairs should work well, particularly with Napoleonics. Kindest regards, Dean

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  9. Excellent engineers and light infantry Dean!

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    1. Thank you kindly, Mike! Warm regards, Dean

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  10. Great additions to the collection Dean.

    Cheers
    Matt

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    1. Thank you very much for the visit and kind words, Matt. Best regards, Dean

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  11. Dean, you did a great job. The figures are very beautifully painted and look interesting and dynamic at their bases!

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

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  12. They look superb, terrific work, Dean!

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    1. Thank you very mu h, Dmitry! Best regards, Dean

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  13. Beautiful figures Dean! I love the bright
    highlightings on the uniforms.

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