Monday, January 18, 2016

Entry #7 to the AHPC - 28mm Napoleonic French Officer During the Retreat from Russia, 1812

This week, for the Challenge's 'Epic Fail' theme, I returned to a project I began a few years ago. It depicts a campaign which I think easily fits the theme: the 1812 French retreat from Russia.


So here is a single figure of a French officer, ragged and cold, in the midst of attempting to rally his comrades. In my mind's eye I see breath misting, desperate figures shuffling through the snow, and the ominous shadows of Cossacks emerging from a distant treeline.
 

28mm figure by Perry Miniatures and I would argue one of their best sculpted ranges.




Thanks for dropping by and have a great week!

8 comments:

  1. A beautiful addition to your collection! I love these. Actually makes me want to pick a few up and play some fightin' withdrawal skirmishes in the snow!

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    1. Thanks Tim! Yes, we've had several good fighting withdrawal scenarios using these. The trick is to play them during the summer. Brrr!

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  2. Splendid work again Curt and I love the scene at the start. There is a real chill about it, not to mention a sense of urgency!

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    1. Thanks Michael! I had a bit of fun with the miniature 'set dressing' for that image.

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  3. Looks great Curt, love the basing you've done.

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    1. Thanks Simon. The basing has been learned from numerous winters in Canada. :)

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  4. That is a stunning figure - super snow work!

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