Thursday, May 15, 2014

Napoleonic French Army

Hello all,

Here is the next installment in my efforts to take pictures of my Napoleonic collection.  This time it is my French army that is supported by a brigade of Bavarians (figured I would toss them in here rather than take separate pictures of them).

In all not too shabby for doing all sorts of fun games :-)  I've covered the range of line cavalry well and have mostly line/light infantry units with a brigade of young and old guard units.

Well, enough talking ... the pictures can do that ...

Looking down the line from the left flank.

Looking down the line from the right flank.

My Bavarian brigade.  I love these guys as they
add some nice colour to the army.

Guard brigade.  When I started this collection
I had a "shed load" of Foundry miniatures - but
I quickly moved to Front Rank Figurines for
the majority of my collection.  The Old Guard
units are Foundry while the rest is Front Rank.

My other brigade of Foundry figures.

Front Rank Figurines used throughout here.

Another Front Rank Figurines brigade.

Cuirassiers by Perry Miniatures.

Dragoons by Perry Miniatures.

Bavarian cavalry.

The last thing I painted for my Napoleonic's was
the La Salle set from Front Rank --- excellent miniatures.

Another angle ... I was happy with
how these guys turned out.

More ...

Almost there ...

Done.

Bavarian division commander.

Brigade command.

Brigade command.

Skirmishers for one of the Front Rank light infantry units.

Skirmishers for one of the Front Rank light infantry units.

I didn't take individual photos of each unit (clearly) --- that would be a lot.  Hopefully this gives you a good idea of how the army looks and what it consists of ... I'll have it out at the upcoming local convention here two weekends from now.

Now to get these guys packed up and pull out my Austrians :-)

40 comments:

  1. Wow, that really is a fantastic display. You've done fine justice to a huge array of nice sculpts. I wish I had this kind of focus.

    FMB

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    1. Thank you for the kind comment! :-)

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  2. Jay, those are beautiful figures. How long did it take you to paint that fine collection? They look great on parade on that fine table of yours.

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    1. My French army was "in process" for 1.5-2 years (solid) ... I was working on Austrians first and the two timelines melted into each other ... I've done some odds and ends since then as well.

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  3. Gorgeous!

    OK, so give us breakdown of how many units opf Infantyry, Cavalry, and Artillery, and how many figures total. :-)

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    1. Absolutely ... here you go: 672 Infantry, 144 cavalry, 23 guns (92 crew) and 25 mounted generals.

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  4. What an amount of well painted minis Jay, it look realy stunning !!!

    I´m very impressed by tou focus to finish of such a huge project almost 1000 minis !!! tryly impressive.

    Looking forward to see them in action and read abut their adventures in a AAR:)

    Best regards Michael

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    1. Thanks Michael! More to come with my Austrians :-)

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  5. Fantastic looking army and one that actually looks like an army of figures!

    Regards,
    Matt

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  6. Fantastic looking army. Im having a nightmare just thinking a out painting small forces for Sharp Practice.

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    1. Just keep at it ... or contract out ... whatever gets models painted :-)

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  7. Wow! This is so impressive...Beautiful army, these minis are great, love your splendid paint job...Absolutly amazing!

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  8. Hello
    In this above the others have already said all the essentials
    A mighty army.
    How much is the total of infantry, perhaps 2,000 soldiers.

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    1. Just under 1000 total ... 672 Infantry, 144 cavalry, 23 guns (92 crew) and 25 mounted generals.

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  9. !Fantastico ! Yo tengo de Front Rank, o sea de la misma clase ,pero para las campañas Peninsulares de España, Un ejercito Anglo-Portugues, Un Frances y Un Español entre los tres llegare como mucho a las mil figuras.
    Comprendo perfectamente ,el esfuerzo y la dedicación de usted , pero no me negara que cuando los ves evolucionar en la mesa de juego , tienes una satisfacción. !Saludos ! desde Catalunya

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    1. Gracias por las amables comentarios - mi amigo tiene un gran ejército Anglo-Portugues para los Campana peninsulares - Voy a tomar algunas fotos de ese gran ejército, así en un futuro post. Gracias por leer! Juego feliz!

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  10. Amazing! Inspirational and something to aspire to! Thanks for the post!

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    1. Thank you Chasseur --- love the screen name! :-)

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  11. As chasseur says inspirational. Bought some figures to start that Italian army I have always wanted to do in a larger scale but always had an excuse not to. Just plain brilliant.

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    1. Excellent --- I'd love to add a contingent of Italians ... about the same size as my Bavarian brigade ... would fill things out nicely. Good luck with you efforts on your Italians :-)

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    1. Thanks James --- I hope you are making steady progress on your painting projects :-)

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  13. Did you see March Attack poses in your sleep mate? Bloody awesome on the table.

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    1. lol ... yes, the march attack pose has made it's way into my dreams on a disturbing level :-)

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  14. Fantastic! Always great to see the whole army at once.

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  15. That is... a massive collection. And it looks very good to.

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  16. Casually I found your blog and have been amazed by its superb collection of Napoleonic soldiers. Excellent painting, magnificent figures. Congratulations from the southern end, and sorry for my bad English. Carlos. www.juegosdehistoria.blogspot.com

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