Thursday, 5 January 2012

Neapolitan Command

One thing I really enjoyed about the Gilder style layouts from days gone bye were the lovely command vignettes.

I've been keen that as I build this army up that I create suitable command bases which replicate this look.

So here are a couple which I've created for the Neapolitans:

First up a suitable dashing general who is my re-creation of General Guglielmo Pepe, and a suitable adc type to convey his orders in the uniform of the Velites a Cheval of Murat's Royal Guard.

Both figures are Willie with minor conversion work, mounted on Foremost Horses.






The second base is a Vignette of Foot guard command to go along with the Battalion I painted. The dismounted figure is a Bicorne with a head swap from a Hinchliffe foremost figure. The mounted officer started of life as a Willie Grenadier a Cheval, and was tweaked a little. Again horses are foremost.




Apologies for the slightly ropey photos. bright low winter sun not ideal for capturing these at their best.

Next .... some line

4 comments:

DaveD said...

Nicely done John. great couple of bases

Matt said...

Beautifully done-in the best Gilder tradition. Your collection is coming along very nicely-looking forward to more.

Fitz-Badger said...

Very nice command stands!

MurdocK said...

The time and energy lavished on commanders is never wasted, they always get the lion's share of camera shots and player's imagination focused on them.

Now get those line battalions rolling!