Saturday, January 14, 2012

From Curt: 28mm Napoleonic French Battalion, 2/67e Regiment de Ligne (20 points)


Work's a little crazy and with keeping on top of the blog I find it's been challenging to keep my own projects moving along.  Useless whinging aside, I have a few things coming to fruition and this group is the first out of the gate.


Though this looks like a large entry its actually pretty small. I bought the majority of the figures for this unit on Ebay over a year ago and they've been sitting on the 'to-do' part of my workbench ever since. I remember it being a cracking good deal, but once I received them I found that the painting was a little...meh. It was a bit of a slog reworking them, as I hate fixing other's people's stuff, but slowly I got through them all. 


The majority of these models are from Wargames Foundry.


The original figures were block-painted so I tweaked them with some highlights, cleaned up transitions, hit a few with washes and rebased the lot. I also added a few of my own figures to help the unit better blend-in with my other stuff. My 'new guys' are a mounted commander and two junior officers on foot. The battalion colour is from 'Flag Dude'.


Anyway, these fellows depict the 2nd Battalion of the 67e Regiment de Ligne. They had the unique distinction of serving as marines at the Battle of Trafalgar, many of which were aboard the L'Aigle (where ironically they lost their eagle, but saved their colours). 


Later, in 1809, they were part of Massena's IV Corps and were heavily committed to the hard fighting both at  Aspern-Essling and Wagram.



The mounted commanding officer and his junior below are both Perry models.



The other dismounted officer pointing forward is a Sash and Saber casting which I always seem to enjoy as I find them quite characterful.



These three will give me... 20 points(!). Yes, my head practically snaps back from the lunge ahead... God's Holy Trousers, I've got to get some other stuff done...


Next up: French Dragoons.



14 comments:

  1. I love 25/28mm Naps Curt,
    This is killing me trying to stick to 15mm Naps!!!

    Very nice figures, love the lighter shade of yer French! Really makes them stand out on the table.
    Cheers
    Paul

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  2. Great stuff dude - always good to see another unit from 1809 :-)

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  3. Nice looking unit; the command figures are a great addition too. The Sash & Saber guy looks very much like the OG 2nd Ed. guys - same sculptor I believe. Best, Dean

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  4. 20 well earned points. I like the pose on the Sash and Sabre figure.

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  5. extremely nice work the command figures are outstanding
    Cheers
    Kent

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  6. Damn nice work and lovely looking unit.....

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  7. Great work Curt. Lovely painting and basing.

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  8. Nice Curt, I particularly like the chef de batallion. Very nice look. Probably should have given yourself a little extra for the basing

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  9. These are great painted figures!

    Greetings
    Peter
    http://peterscave.blogspot.com/

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  10. Very nice Curt, love your officers! Perrys do a great mini...

    Cheers, Simon

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  11. Top notch again Curt! Fantastic looking unit

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  12. Very nice work, Curt (and you are now in front of me!!!). The unit is great.

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  13. They look just great Curt and if it's any consolation your still ahead of me and I agree Sash and Saber pack a lot of character in the mini's which is very nice.

    Christopher

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  14. Thanks a bunch, guys, you words are much appreciated!
    These boys will get 'blooded' against Greg's Austrians next weekend and we all know how that usually goes...

    Curt

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