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ferg98107 Jun 2020 1:00 p.m. PST

Evening all,

Just a quick weekend blog post! Some French skirmishers I painted up, as a practice run for my French Line Infantry in Greatcoats!

Pictures are available on my blog for those interested in that sort of thing


Comments and feedback welcome as always!



Frederick Supporting Member of TMP07 Jun 2020 1:44 p.m. PST

Very nice!

mysteron Supporting Member of TMP07 Jun 2020 3:47 p.m. PST

Very nice indeed. I do like some in great coats .It gives units a more campaign look.

Personal logo SHaT1984 Supporting Member of TMP07 Jun 2020 4:04 p.m. PST

Yes very nice, but please bear in mind that by that campaign/ period green pompoms are the definite colour of the first fusilier company of all infantry.

Yellow is the determined [predominant, not exclusive] default for voltigeurs, especially where worn separately from plumes (i.e. some plumes have no pompom base).

Also please don't use the same epaulette colouration for all. The mix of yellow/ greens/ scarlet are well recorded for the Peninsular units.

Otherwise, carry on…
regards davew

von Winterfeldt07 Jun 2020 9:56 p.m. PST

very nice painting with good effect

ferg98108 Jun 2020 11:20 a.m. PST


Cheers for that, will change the pom pom to yellow.

The next set of skirmishers I do i'll change the epaulettes again, i've got green, yellow, green & yellow, yellow & green so far. Will mix some red in next time.



von Winterfeldt09 Jun 2020 3:21 a.m. PST

I would not mix epaulettes within the same unit – you could use different schemes for different units, making identification easier.

takeda33310 Jun 2020 5:21 a.m. PST

They will look great, please post a unit pic when finished.

ferg98113 Jun 2020 12:56 p.m. PST

Von W

No mixing within units, but I have 19 battalions of French Line finished but with no skirmishers.. so playing skirmisher catch up



Personal logo SHaT1984 Supporting Member of TMP18 Jun 2020 8:02 p.m. PST

On the OP, I think you should stick with the paler colours of beige and greys for greatcoats rather than dark browns.

Of the grenadiers regiments present in Spain there is a higher proportion of red cords on Bearskins than seen in the 'Grande Armée' as an entity. The variety of voltigeurs except for the white uniform units (only a couple?) much broader as explained.

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