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Dr Jeckyll Supporting Member of TMP31 Mar 2017 4:10 a.m. PST

Ok, here goes the next part of my French 15mm Army, The Line Artillery!!
I have tried to have different batteries to represent different timeperiodes, but as always, with a consistent basing style to be able to mix them if necessary.
Some were painted by myself but, again, most by Neil (RBP).

They are mostly AB, but with one battery (the Footarty in campaigndress 1809) from Warmodelling (since AB dont make gunners in greatcoat), and one battery (The Late French Horsearty 1815) from CGM. The individual gun with all the gunners in white trousers are from the excellent Xan-miniatures range. I find all these makes mix well on the table.
The limber horses/riders for the AB 1815 gunners are from Eurekas own range and are also excellent sculpts.
I will eventually rebase the early foot and horse arty to the same large square bases just because it will look better.

I do realize that I might be stepping on toes, since allot of (possibly most) of you folks are 28mm buffs, or 1/72 fans (not forgetting you weird 6mm, or even 2-3mm people out there;).
But for me 15/18mm offer just what I want, enough detail combined with the possibilty to have large units without buying a barn somewhere.
There are many nice makes in 15mm, but AB makes collecting in this size really worth it. There, I said it:)

Another thing to comment is the commandbases for the artillery.
In some instances I have made them with different other figures painted as artillery officers/trumpeters to add to the variation.
More photos on the old flickr:
link

Well, I hope you like them!
Feel free to ask any questions or comment on things that might seem wrong or strange (I am all about the details, and have no problem with changing thing to make them better!)

Have a nice weekend all!:)

French horse artillery 1809 by Erik Salvador, on Flickr

French foot artillery 1809 by Erik Salvador, on Flickr

French horse artillery 1815 by Erik Salvador, on Flickr

French foot artillery 1809, campaigndress by Erik Salvador, on Flickr

French foot artillery 1809, campaigndress by Erik Salvador, on Flickr

French foot artillery 1809, campaigndress by Erik Salvador, on Flickr

French foot artillery 1815 by Erik Salvador, on Flickr

French horse artillery 1809 by Erik Salvador, on Flickr

French horse artillery 1809 by Erik Salvador, on Flickr

French horse artillery 1809, campaigndress by Erik Salvador, on Flickr

French foot artillery 1812, campaigndress by Erik Salvador, on Flickr

French foot artillery ca.1805 by Erik Salvador, on Flickr

French horse artillery ca.1800 by Erik Salvador, on Flickr

ccmatty Supporting Member of TMP31 Mar 2017 5:07 a.m. PST

Fantastic work! I just finished cleaning and prepping 28mm French line artillery (8lbers) from Front Rank. Can't wait to finish. Your work is inspiring!

Personal logo wrgmr1 Supporting Member of TMP31 Mar 2017 5:59 a.m. PST

Beautiful work!

davbenbak Supporting Member of TMP31 Mar 2017 8:07 a.m. PST

Fantastic work for 15mm. I would saw that the reds seem a little bright for my taste, almost an orange tint but it may be the lighting.

Phil the french31 Mar 2017 8:40 a.m. PST

Impressive job, very impressive…

Larry R Supporting Member of TMP31 Mar 2017 11:33 a.m. PST

Great job!

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP31 Mar 2017 1:18 p.m. PST

I simply love your work….if only it was in TOTS….

But even in 18mm…another triumph. Trumpeters one does not often see for HA…really nice

Cleverist is to mix the manufacturers…..I have only ever seen a few AB that I painted for carriages (Oh wow)……but one somehow gets the impression there is nothing else in this odd 15/18mm scale that some strange folk favour.

Nice to see there are other really good figures available.

We want now to see your lancers or Dragoons

von Winterfeldt31 Mar 2017 2:39 p.m. PST

very very nice a feast for the eyes

Gunner Dunbar Supporting Member of TMP31 Mar 2017 11:23 p.m. PST

Really lovely.

Dr Jeckyll Supporting Member of TMP08 Apr 2017 12:29 p.m. PST

Thanks for the nice comment folks:)
Well, next up will be the dragoons.
9 regiments of them…so far;)

Cheers!
Dr J

Bill Slavin09 Apr 2017 6:56 a.m. PST

Nice to see! Especially timely as this is exactly what is on my painting table at the moment. And yes, very good to see the all uniforms from the different periods. Well done.

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