Saturday, 22 March 2014

New Recruits

If you frequent TMP you may well have seen my good friend John (Von Blucher) post up some of his excellent troops for sale with the proceeds going to help out a family member. I have always admired John's brush skills so when the chance came up I managed to pocket some for myself (If you read my blog regularly you will know that eventually I have designs on putting a French army of my own together so John's French commands are a welcome addition). We had a wee bit of a bother with the post, however this pushed me to re base the troops in my own style. John, I hope you don't mind?
  
1st up Lefebvre Desnouette's command stand chasing down a Prussian reserve infantryman from the 6RIR. Hopefully this matches in historically?). Craig was good enough to point me in the direction of a regiment that was overrun by the retreating french in 1813. Phil this 1 is for you with an allied figure in a bad situation for a change!!!

John originally had converted a trumpeter to go with the main officer figure but unfortunately it was damaged in the post, I have now repaired the trumpeter and he will be included in the main regiment. I like to have 3 figures on my cavalry bases so I pulled 1 of the flag guys from the regiment to make up the numbers. I had to do a wee bit of retouching of the figures after the postman had, had his fun but I think they came out well.
Great figures John!!!
  
The new trumpeter pinched from the regiment.

I have wanted to use this figure for a long while, Run Forest Run!!!

I also received a brigade stand that I re based in my own style.

Again I messed around with the uniforms and faces a wee bit to make them into my own style however the figures were already spot on. 

And a French Marshall command stand. John I'll need to discuss your method for French blue with you again as I can't get it quite right.

The infantry colonel was added in by me as John's Infantry officer was in the earlier uniform. Well it's fair to say I'm very happy with my new troops and . . .

. . . still to come a full regiment of Guard chasseur a cheval!!! John sent me 24 and I took 1 out for the command. I matched up 9 to give me 32 however I will be painting up more to make a full 40 man regiment (they will also be re based on 48mm x 30mm bases as soon as they arrive). John has very kindly sent over some Mamelukes to add into the group as well!

Thanks again John, brilliant figures!!!

19 comments:

Phil said...

simply stunning work of art! and bloody marvelous! :o)

cheers,

John (VonBlucher) said...

Paul.
You did a great job on rescuing the casualties from the post. I’ll email you the recipe for French blue when I get a chance. Fantastic job on the basing to your own style and I knew how ever you placed them together they would come out great. The figure you didn’t use is actually painted as an artillery Colonel on the staff of the original Corp base. Also fine job on matching up the Guard Chasseurs also.

I was glad that you were able to purchase some of the figures, as they went pretty fast, once I posted them for sale.

DeanM said...

Those are all beauties. I studied them all a long time before I was sure they weren't 28mm - at the bottom of the post. Amazing detail and lovely brushwork. Best, Dean

Chasseur said...

Wow these look beautiful!

Gonsalvo said...

Miniature works of art to bne sure; I certainly can't paint that well in 28mm.

A 40 figure strong regiment of Chasseurs a Cheval de la Garde Imperiale - gorgeous but seriously over the top... plus Mamelukes, even! :-)

paulalba said...

hi Phil, glad you like then, John did a great job of them and I'm glad i have them in my collection!

paulalba said...

hi John, I think they came out well, the lef/des looks cool, I'm glad i saved the conversion!

paulalba said...

Thanks Dean, with the amount of detail you put into your troops that's a great compliment!

paulalba said...

Thanks chasseur, John did s fine job on them, I was happy to base them up.

paulalba said...

Hi Peter, glad you like them. Yes a little over the top but you have to have some of the specials in yer collection! ;-)

Phil said...

Wow!! Once again a stunning work...with a Prussian guy (not French, Prussian!) in a bad situation, that's better and better!
Details are really awesome Paul, these "new recruits" are marvelous!
Cheers,
Phil.

Dmitri Kononenko said...

Great work! Great as is. Respect!

paulalba said...

Thanks Phil, glad you like them, John did a great job. I thought you would pleased to see a none French character getting a hard time!

paulalba said...

thanks Dimitri, glad you like them!

Michael Mills said...

Absolutely beautiful. That shabraque is superb.

Rodger said...

Stunning paintwork! John has made an excellent job of these. Awesome work on the bases Paul!

Christopher(aka Axebreaker) said...

Your friend is very talented! Your games must look simply lovely in person Paul with you and your friends painting to such high standards.

Christopher

Anonymous said...

Great stuff again Paul. VB and yourself are a dangerous combination! :)

Still working on some Spanish and late Peninsular Brits myself.

john B

Service Ration Distribution (Hobby) said...

Outstanding!