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setsuko02 Jun 2017 5:36 a.m. PST

I painted up my first French artillery crews, a mix of various manufacturers, for our Sharp Practice games.

I found them all to have pros and cons: Front Rank have individual gunners and officers, which is great for Sharp Practice which requires 5 crew instead of the standard 4. Perry Miniatures look great, and have additional crew packs for Line Artillery, but not for Horse Artillery. And Warlord… well, they look decent enough, but have no way to add extra crew members without buying more cannon.

I made a full blog entry here:


Frederick Supporting Member of TMP02 Jun 2017 6:49 a.m. PST

Love your battery – great brushwork and fantastic basing!

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP02 Jun 2017 11:24 a.m. PST

Your first Artillery, but, I suspect, not your first foray into painting 28mm figures.

Love the figures, really love the basing (do summat for me, put the spongeman onto the right of the gun as it faces forwards…yours obviously are transferable) love the gun barrels.

But..erm..the carriages…the greatcoats on the top picture…that is nearer the colour that you want. Trust me……someone back me up.

The green is awful, unless they are captured Russian ordnance.

The website/blog thing images are even better. You know I am right and you will awake tomorrow feeling better, after spending the night repainting them.

One day you will thank me ..despite your pain

setsuko02 Jun 2017 12:57 p.m. PST

Haha, no problem. I noticed that I had put the spongemen incorrectly wheni I checked the photos, and was wondering if anyone would notice. :P No big deal since they are not permanently affixed.

The gun green was a much bigger issue for me. I repainted them before, but still was not sure which green to aim for. I've seen almost every imaginable shade of green described as "French artillery green". But something closer to olive drab? As in, kind of a creamy green?

E: we do play 1812 though, so captured Russian guns will be my go-to excuse until they're repainted. :D

wrgmr102 Jun 2017 1:18 p.m. PST

Hi try Vallejo Russian Uniform green 924 on the guns.
Start with a dark olive drab and high light or dry brush with 924. It work for me. Nice work!

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP02 Jun 2017 2:34 p.m. PST

Second that…no idea why, but Russian Uniform Green I learnt here some time ago……

I did see that the figures could be moved, otherwise I would not break your heart. They are great

Tyler32603 Jun 2017 5:52 a.m. PST

I have mixes or FR and elite for some of my artillery crews. They look good together and make for a rather more realistic crew. Nice going.

Frothers Did It And Ran Away12 Aug 2017 12:37 p.m. PST

Where do those bases come from?

Musketier16 Aug 2017 5:16 a.m. PST

I'll third Russian uniform green, as and when you feel the urge to repaint. For greater contrast, you could then redo the greatcoats in blue, which was the regulation issue the gunners were quite proud of – just sayin… Great brushwork though, in whatever colour !

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