Saturday, January 29, 2022

Done In One

A win! In-between shifts of snow shovelling and baking cookies, I got the 4 figures painted. (Not exactly a top notch job but they're done and match the first twelve.)

The Regiment de Brouille on parade at full strength at last.

I had meant to do one figure as an nco with the colours but I was nearly finished when I saw the flag pole lying on my desk. Oops, I'd given him a musket....oh well, I hadn't found a record of what the emigre colours looked like anyway. 

I also haven't found any mention of the drummers' uniforms. Did they follow the British custom of facing colour coats? Most of the Emigre coats were essentially red copies of the Austrian coatees rather than copying the British style so maybe he should be in a red coat. I finally decided to go for reversed colours, but the regiment doesn't wear lace so should the drummer have the usual lace? Well, sometimes less is more.

These castings are fairly crude but seems to fit the toyish painting. 

Now for another artillery crew for each side, a couple of mounted officers and more French infantry to flush out the two remaining twelve figure battalions to the new establishment.

12 comments:

  1. Hmmm.... cookies... dare I ask... Snickerdoodles? The only thing that can properly distract me from wargaming at any given time... freshly baked cookies and a mug of coffee...

    Eric

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    1. Snickerdoodles?? non no just peanut butter semisweet chocolate chip and oatmeal, cranberry and...semisweet chocolate chip.

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    1. The original 3 stands have fought fairly well, hopefully the new recruits can hold their own.

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  3. Hi Ross, it is some years back I raised my collection of 28mm Emigres. I used the 1768 Warrant for 1790s drummers but was aware the Emigre regiments weren't obligated to follow any regulations. Anyhow, you can always go wild with regimental bands, paid for by the Colonels, that was dependent on how much money they wanted to spend, lol. When in doubt on the flag, go white with three gold fleur de lis.
    Michael

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    1. My previous French Rev armies were in 15mm. Being 40 years ago, they had more detail and shading than these 40's :).

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  4. These have turned out very nice indeed .

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    1. The 4 new recruits fit right in with the veterans so, I'm happy.

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  5. They look damn fine to me Ross…
    Pretty toy soldiers indeed…

    All the best. Aly

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    1. Thanks, Bright and cheery and always ready to have a go.

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  6. I agree with the others - they look quite nice to me.

    Also, I really think baking cookies should have been included in the win category along with the painting.

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