Monday, 13 February 2017

French Artillery

I'm still a bit slow on my updates although I'm busy painting away. I have completed a couple of no frills French artillery batteries.


They were repainted from figures I'd picked up over the years. Pretty much total repaints to be honest.

I used Andrea paints for the blues and they worked really well. I describe them in the wee video I did. I left out a highlight on the guard horse artillery to see how much of a difference it made and in 18mm not much.

I'm glad to get these wee guys out the way. I had them sitting around staring at me from the workbench for a good while.

Just a little flirtation with my French army as I've moved back to Prussians. The Falkirk lads are planning on Waterloo again this year so I'm using the event as motivation. 

Still pretty happy with these wee guys. The braid came out fine and the overall effect on the base looks cool with flowers etc.

I'll try and get another post up soon. I've finished a landwehr battalion and I'm onto a 2nd and final silesian landwehr battalion.

Happy Wargaming!

26 comments:

Colbourne said...

Great looking paint job - love the stripped trousers

Edzard Jan van Zanten said...

Hi Paul!

Haven't spoken to each other in a while, I hope you are keeping well! The figures look great as per usual. Truly amazing you keep going with such quality. It sets an amazing benchmark.

All the best,
Edzard

paulalba said...

Thanks very much Calbourne, the stripped trousers are a wee bit of fun. Makes the units look a bit more interesting. I'm guessing the guys with epaulettes are Grenadiers with artillery pompoms?

paulalba said...

Hi Ed,
Good to hear from you. Yes keeping well. Just plodding away with our hobby. Hope you are well also and pushing on with your Macedonians!
Best
Paul

Christopher(aka Axebreaker) said...

As always excellent work Paul! Every time I look at your Napoleonics it makes me want to start my own.

Christopher

James MacCraggs said...

Looking good as ever!

Phil said...

Fantastic details as always Paul...and great bases!

Francis Lee said...

Beautiful miniatures Paul!

Sgt Steiner said...

Up to my knees in drool yet again !

Rodger said...

They look awesome Paul!

Jonathan Freitag said...

Outstanding artillery, Paul!

Gonsalvo said...

They look great. With the Guard HA in particular, the fine detailing you have done on the braid makes highlighting the dark blue pretty superfluous!

paulalba said...

Thanks very much Peter, yeah I agree. Trying t get more troops in the field by cutting back on the highlights.

paulalba said...

Thanks very much Jonathan, it's good to have them done.

paulalba said...

Thanks very much Rodger, artillery aren't my most favourite to paint so every one done is an achievement on its own 😶

paulalba said...

Thanks very kind of you Sarge S!

paulalba said...

Thanks very much Fran! Hope yer doing well buddy!

paulalba said...

Thanks very much Phil, glad you like them buddy. Some troops of your nation for a change.

paulalba said...

Thanks very much James, glad you like them.

paulalba said...

Thanjs Christopher tats very kind! I shared your blog with a friend Lately who is doing AWI. Sure to give him a lot of inspiration!

vonpeterhimself said...

Hello Paul. In the video you say that you are quite happy with the way the 2 batteries have come out. And why wouldn't you be. Wonderful work.

Salute
von Peter himself

valleyboy said...

Excellent Paul
Makes me want to stop painting 28mm SYW Prussians and do some of my waiting 15mm Napoleonic French..... but then some daft sod will show me something else and I'll want to change my mind again!

Dr Jeckyll said...

Very nice work!!! Your work is very inspirational, and I must admit spending to much time probably looking at the pictures of minis on your blog:)
Also, i think the blue you have chosen for the French is probably colser to the "real thing" than most other stuff I have seen (incuding my own!!).
Cheers!
Erik

paulalba said...

Thanks very much VP, yes quite happy as I painted them very quickly compared to my usual painting. Cutting out highlights 😶

paulalba said...

Thanks Valley boy, I know this feeling. To much temptation around 😶

paulalba said...

Many thanks Erik, glad you enjoy the minis buddy. It's tough with the blues. So many to choose from. I like the tone of the Andrea blues a lot and the coverage is very good.