Wednesday, 16 April 2014


Just a couple of companies of French Skirmishers that I sort of "speed painted" a wee while ago. The French are just about there now and ready for some gaming .....

Monday, 7 April 2014


I've been off the Napoleonics for a while (sort of) and have been working on some late eighteenth century stuff in recent months. The figures are actually Elite Napoleonic Saxons, so some Napoleonic connection!

Not a lot of sculpting with these, a few conversions and the like.

Sunday, 16 June 2013

More Artillery

Been gradually plugging away recently adding in all the bits and bobs needed to put together a couple of French Corps. This is the latest addition a French battery, all Connoisseur with a few tweaks here and there to make the unit a bit more interesting.

Next up some French Skirmishers

Sunday, 19 May 2013

Command Stand and ADC

Latest additions to command the steadily growing French troops. A small vignette featuring a colonel from the 4th Hussars and an escort. Colonel, I think is a Willie figure, escort a Connoisseur guard chasseur. Horses are Foremost and Elite respectively.

And to carry the orders, a Connoisseur ADC and horse

Sunday, 21 April 2013

Legion du Midi

Been back to painting Napoleonics recently, and this is the latest completed unit. The Legion du Midi, from Piedmont in Italy.

All the figures are Connoisseur (apart form the Horse which is a Foremost). A few tweaks here and there just to give the unit a bit more variety and minor alterations to the uniforms (epaulets and carrot shaped pompom)

Friday, 11 January 2013

Sculpting again

Had a bit of a break from painting recently and over the holidays did a little bit more sculpting. I'd done those new heads a while back and also had some basic walking dollies which I'd drop cast ages ago. I've worked one of these up into a SYW period Hanoverian Infantryman (or an approximation thereof) Its a 30mm ish figure of similar size and dimension to a Willie one (which is the sort of style I was trying to go for). I'm reasonably happy with the way he's turned out, so might get him cast up and then work up some variants with different heads etc

Wednesday, 24 October 2012

More train

A couple of little vignettes while I work on painting up the next unit.

Both Connoisseur items, the french female sulter and the mule team.

Mule guy is a conversion, the head on the original figure is a real huge "pumkin head" effort, most un-gilder like! So I chopped it off and put on one of the heads I scuplted myself. It's still a little too big (it was made for 30mm figures) but it's better then the one that was on it!