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Wednesday, March 30, 2016

28mm Napoleonic Russian line infantry in summer dress

Elite miniatures  Napoleonic Russian infantry in summer dress. I have shed loads of these guys, broken up by 23 units in great coats.

28mm Napoleonic French Gendarme d'Elite

These are from Bicorne miniatures. I don't know if they are Bicorne or Connoisseur figures. Bicorne carries Bicorne, Connoisseur and Firing line. Gringo 40s do Gendarme d'Elite too . As do Perry. Not sure if Front Rank do them. I painted these because they are classics and remind me of the Wargames Holiday Center. Go visit the WHC if you get the chance. They are in Berkshire, UK, not far from London. They have a web site.

I saw someone else painted them here

and another one here, with snaps of re-enactors

Check out these Horse Grenadiers (at the back) from another blogger. I must have some. They look great in sky blue capes.

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

28mm Napoleonic Lippe battalion

These are Connoisseur miniatures French line figures painted as Lippe line infantry. I have most of the Confederation of the line now.

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Monday, March 14, 2016

6mm Napoleonic British and French armies

Some 6mm figures for a change. The lead is from Baccus miniatures.

The French army

French Hussars

French Dragoons

French Cuirassier

The British army

Light cavalry

The heavies 

28mm Napoleonic Baden, Bavarian, Saxon trumpeter conversion

A lot of "old school" ranges are missing key figures. Back in olden times you had to make these figures yourself by converting other figures. That was part of the hobby.

Here are some Baden Hussar, Bavarian Cheveauleger (I have two of these regiments) and Saxon light cavalry.

Sunday, March 6, 2016

28mm Napoleonic Württemberg Cheveauleger Duc Henry and Lieb Garde

Here are some more of my Napoleonic Württemberg cavalry. They are the Duc Henry and Lieb Garde Cheveauleger. The figures are mainly from Bicorne miniatures (the men) with horses from Bicorne, Connoisseur, Firing line and Elite miniatures. I had to make sure that the men all fitted onto their horses before getting started!

Württemberg Cheveauleger Duc Henry

 Württemberg Cheveauleger Lieb Garde

Württemberg Cheveauleger Duc Henry and Lieb Garde regimental charge!

Thursday, March 3, 2016

28mm Napoleonic French Gendarme à Cheval (Bicorne miniatures)

These are 28mm Napoleonic French Gendarme à Cheval. The metal is from Bicorne miniatures. These are unusually fine figures in these days of chubby recruits.

28mm Napoleonic Russian Grodno Hussars

These are my Napoleonic Russian Grodno Hussars. The metal is from Elite miniatures. You can find something about the history of the regiment here. They were formed in 1806 with squadrons from other Hussar regiments and finished the war being awarded the Military Order decoration. Later they were taken into the Guard.