Sunday, June 7, 2015

Entry #8 to the Lead Painter's League - 'Napoleonic Spanish Guerrillas, 1809'



For my eighth entry to the LPL I decided to add a few more models to my existing collection of Napoleonic Spanish guerrillas.

If memory serves these are from the Perrys' range of Carlist War figures. Even though they are a bit 'out of period' (by about 25 years) I think they serve quite well for Spanish irregulars during the Peninsular War. Below is a shot of them with a few other figures that I had done up this past winter during the Painting Challenge (a mix of castings from Brigade Games).



Work and home life has been keeping me a bit busy, so my 9th entry is not a 'fresh team' but rather a grouping of Deep One hybrids that I had posted a few months back. Well, there's no fun revisiting 'old news' so next week I'll debut some 3mm Napoleonics that I've been puttering with over the past couple of months.

Have a great week everyone!


24 comments:

  1. Great looking figures Curt, I think they fit in well with your other figures and I'd never have guess they're from a Carlist Wars range if you hadn't have said.

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    1. Thanks Ray. I figured that at this time 25 years would not be very noticeable in both technology and fashion.

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  2. Nice work I really like these guys, I could see them as local forces in Spain or any were in the Spanish colonial empire.

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    1. Thanks Adam. This reminds me that I have some figures I want to trade with you....

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  3. Very nice work Curt! They don't really look out-of-place at all. Luckily technological advances or changes in clothing styles weren't so rapid at that time :)

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    1. Thanks Samuli. Yes, I thought I could get a pass with these fellows as the two periods are quite close to one another and, as you say, technology/fashion was not cracking on like we experience today.

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  4. Wow, was I asleep for a week? I somehow completely missed these on the lead Painter's League?!

    Beautiful figures - kind of makes me want to bust out Song of Drums and Shakos again!

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    1. That is precisely the rules I want to use for these as well! Now, I just need a few more French dragoons and I should be good to go...

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  5. Well, what else should I say what hasn't been said at least once? Bloody awesome Curt!

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    1. Thanks for the kind words Nick - much appreciated.

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  6. Wonderful work mate! I really like your colour choices. I've painted the same figs for a mate and they are lovely to work with. Loads of character.

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    1. Cheers Millsy! Yes, they are great figures and, being irregular troops, are a lot of fun to paint (though their espadrilles made me a little crazy). :)

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  7. Great painting work again, Curt. Perfect colours choice.

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    1. Thank you Juan. I find painting irregular troops a bit of a challenge as there is no easy template and I actually have to think about what would look appropriate. I'd make a slovenly soldier...

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  8. They look just fine, Curt. They have that swashbuckling look you'd expect of Spanish guerrillas. Very fine.

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    1. Thanks Mike! I tried to make them into as colourful swarthy fellows as I could. :)

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  9. Colourful looking figures with superb painting. The bases really show them off and gives the right look for the period.

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    1. Thanks very much Pat! The arid bases may be a bit over the top but I find amping thing up on the tabletop seems to work to the eye.

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