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Gunfreak Supporting Member of TMP12 Sep 2017 3:18 a.m. PST

After having the unit 1/3rd finished since June, I've finally finished it.



von Winterfeldt12 Sep 2017 3:52 a.m. PST

they look excellent – very nice impression, despite the odd missing cuff of some miniatures, which I cannot spot

Madmac64 Inactive Member12 Sep 2017 3:54 a.m. PST

Fantastic work !

Frederick Supporting Member of TMP12 Sep 2017 7:07 a.m. PST

Great work!

Col Blancard12 Sep 2017 9:03 a.m. PST

they look excellent to me!

I had never realised the grenadiers were walking out of sync compared with the other companies. A minor bug in the Perry sculpting process? :)

Art Inactive Member12 Sep 2017 10:23 a.m. PST

G'Day Truls,

Figures are great…I really mean it…fantastic…

But if you are doing 1805 to 1807 you need 7 fusilier pelotons in a battalion…

Best Regards

Gunfreak Supporting Member of TMP12 Sep 2017 11:36 a.m. PST

I know but 45 figures is too many!

Art Inactive Member12 Sep 2017 11:47 a.m. PST

You could always have 4 figure in a peloton which will come to 36 figures or 9 pelotons for a battalion

Gunfreak Supporting Member of TMP12 Sep 2017 11:50 a.m. PST

But then the companies will be too small. And i don't like 4 figure bases. 6 bases is max for any unit. Or it will just be to much work moving them around.

Garde de Paris12 Sep 2017 2:44 p.m. PST

The actual battalion allegedly had 4 figures of grenadiers, 7 companies of 5 figures for the fusiliers, and 6 for the voltigeurs. That would be 45 at 1:20, "full strength."

I did the 2eme leger, the 15eme de ligne; and the 33eme de ligne with 4 Grenadier/Carabiniers; 7 of 4 center companies; and 6 voltigeurs, for 38 total. The 15th and 33rd were in white uniforms. I used the 33rd to fill in for the 36th, which fought with the other 2 in the II Corps in Spain.

All my Napoleonic "French" will eventually be mounted on 1 or 2 man stands, and if I ever game again, will be moved on "lighters" or "carriers" to hold all the stands together as the are moved.


Sir Able Brush Supporting Member of TMP13 Sep 2017 2:29 p.m. PST

Love them

Three Armies13 Sep 2017 3:08 p.m. PST

was the 33rd regt not the most likely to have had white uniforms between 1805-7 ? Lovely paint job btw

von Winterfeldt13 Sep 2017 10:32 p.m. PST

Not in 1805 or in 1806 – there is an option for 1807

Garde de Paris15 Sep 2017 5:42 a.m. PST

The Bucquoy card series for the 33eme de ligne is for 1806-07. It appears that at least a full battalion was uniformed in white with "violette" facings. Marvelous-looking unit.

Back in the 1960's, I used Stadden 30mm Imperial Guard grenadier bodied, and hussar heads, to make their voltigeurs and grenadiers in shakos. Cut away the short sword/bayonet and brush epaulettes, added a wire for the bayonet scabbard to do the fusiliers. We had no other options back then


Art Inactive Member15 Sep 2017 6:12 a.m. PST

G'Day Ray Mowery,

In the early 70's I painted up a battalion of Old Guard…my first metal figures…they were amazing…and defeated all before them…as my army routed away in those days ;-)

nicely painted in white uniforms and brown bearskins…hey bears are brown…

Then someone said they were British Guards…"whaaat……no..French Guard…not British…"

I have given my sons many of my figures over the years…but not my first metal figures…which are painted up as British now ;-)

Best Regards

Garde de Paris16 Sep 2017 8:22 a.m. PST

Art Pendragon! I thought King Arthur was long passed away!

This confirms that "there'll always be an England!"

Are your first metal figures Staddens in 30mm? I am surprised no one else mentions them.

Did your sons ever game, and do they still? I have one grandson – 6 – so I doubt my troops will pass along. Too many video games, etc.

Each daughter might take a "daughter of the regiment" battalion!


Art Inactive Member16 Sep 2017 12:40 p.m. PST

G'Day Ray,

Yes they are Staddens…

My two sons play Warhammer…and now over the last two years I have given them my British and Austrians 25mm…

I kept the Russians and Neapolitans…

Of course it was a problem at first attempting to use old 25mm and new 28mm…but we solved that by giving the 25mm figures a thicker base…well at least it works for us ;-)

Hmmm…shall we say my eyes are not what they used to be…to go to 15mm ;-)

My two sons went through school without anyone noticing their last name…never had the issues I had ;-)

Best Regards

HappyHussar16 Sep 2017 1:53 p.m. PST

to Col. Blancard – they are grenadiers and can march any which way they please! LOL

Good catch, sir! <SALUTE>

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