Tuesday, 20 December 2011

Our Young Guard

Well the 2nd Annual Analogue Hobbies painting comp has started and I have been stuck painting the house. Anyway tonight we made our way up to my parents to drop off some snow shovels and popped into my brothers on the way home. The Davids have been busy painting and I wanted to get some pics.
  
Seems like a long time ago now when David and I got back into Naps and the 1st show we went to was the Falkirk wargames show. There was a guy selling off all his unpainted OG 15's (large packs of roughly 100). David was cautious as he wasn't sure how long the phase would last but I still bought a stack.
  
  This young guard battalion was the 1st figures I painted from the haul. David decided on French so I chose to go for Prussians (and later russians) so my OG young guard were put to the back of the line.
  
Over the last few years young David has come through as a cracking figure painter and he like his dad has started doing French (as well as space marines, 15mm and 20mm WW2 and LotR). recently he was asking about the young guard and I passed onto him the remaining 2 battalions (as well as 3 battalions of middle guard so watch this space).

It is great to see the young guard finally finished and ready to join David's French army (especially as they don't count as guard!!!).
     
The flags come from "Flags for the Lads" French 1812 range and are excellent.
  
Lets hope I can get some of my own stash of lead finished soon.

14 comments:

Captain Richard's miniature Civil War said...

Great job on the paintwork

Christopher(aka Axebreaker) said...

They look really very nice!

Christopher

Der Feldmarschall said...

Great looking figs for sure! As were the the Prussians you posted earlier. I recently gave up the ghost on 15's and sold all my OG minis on eBay. Nice minis all the same.

So, how many points do you get for your house in the painting challenge? ;-)

Cheers,
Jason

DeanM said...

They look superb! Best, Den

Gonsalvo said...

Excellent work of these Young Guard Voltigeurs - now David just needs an equal number of YG Tiralleurs to balance them out! :-)

Peter

The Angry Lurker said...

They're fantastic and the house doesn't count towards points.....

Rodger said...

Very very nice.

John (Von Blucher) said...

I see painting abilility runs in your family,Paul. These are very well done by David.

Ken said...

Brillant! I remeber some of these from a while back. Looking closer, I can see that you even highlighted the epaulettes with light green! Very nice touch that...

Ken

Ray Rousell said...

Outstanding painting, I love the odd shape of the base with the officer at the front on horseback.

RazorOne223 said...

Great looking stuff Paul, I hope you have a merry xmas for both you and your family...

Cheers

Eric

paulalba said...

Thanks for the kind comments everyone!
The house unfortunately doesn't count in the comp :-(

I think we will have to source out some Tiralliers at some point and well spotted Ken with the shading. The battalion I did was my 1st real effort with 15mm again and I 3 shaded everything (I now believe this is totally pointless for our collections as I don't have the time).

I'll be trying to make a couple more posts but unless i don't Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!!
Best
Paul

Giles said...

Paul - these are ace. And it's good to see the Young Guard for a change rather than their bearskined/greatcoated older brothers.

Best wishes

Giles

paulalba said...

Hi Giles,
Thanks and yes I totally agree with you. I like the young and middle guard as you get more use from them. The old guard will be making an appearance soon though.
Cheers
Paul