Monday, November 18, 2019

Le 45eme de Ligne

 The 45th of the line which famously lost it's eagle at Waterloo to Sgt Ewart of the Scot's Greys.
 Zvezda Command - the figures work together very well with the Waterloo 1815 rankers in my opinion.

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

les Bleus, redux

 In Line... Skirmishers out.
 In Battalion Column, Skirmishers out front
 In Square, Skirmishers in.
In March Column.

Friday, November 08, 2019

Les Bleus

Just while I am waiting on some Vietnam kit to arrive, I'm off and painting some French Infantry for the 100 Days.

Waterloo 1815 figures with something of the feel of the old Esci/Italeri figures. The base is 50mm/2" wide. I am intending eight figures per base and four bases per unit.

Tuesday, November 05, 2019

Saddle up, time to go on patrol

 A pair of M113 ACAVs rolling out on patrol from Firebase Freddy.
Looks quiet out there.

Too quiet.

Keep your eyes on the road, trooper.

Saturday, November 02, 2019

The Vietnam War

Over the past week or so I have found myself drifting off to thoughts about the Vietnam War, so of course it was time for a dive into the Stash!

JB Models M113 ACAV
 As with most things, my interest was sparked by an article in a wargames magazine, in this case the Winter 1989 issue of Practical Wargamer with a couple of these kits assembled and painted by Graeme Green of Special Forces  - one of the premier painting houses of the time.
Commanders for same
The images were inspirational and I've always remembered them, so this little collection will be my tribute to those wonderful figures.

Saturday, October 12, 2019

Grenadiers of Nassau

First the front side

Then the back side
Drying varnish gleaming in the early morning sunshine...

Thursday, October 10, 2019

What's the latest?

The first batch of French Dragoons of course! Whatever else?

Napoleon, in the Rhineland with some Dragoons?