Before I left Ontario 5 years ago, I picked up a box each of Victrix Old Guard Grenadiers and Chasseurs. Once I got here I found that there was only a small historical community, and they didn't really do much that I had an interest in, so many of my historical projects got neglected. after digging through my project tubs in the last month, I came across the sprues for these and decided they needed to get painted. I also had a unit of Perry cuirassier laying around and decided they also need some love.
|This weeks painted units.|
First unit this week is Perry French cuirassiers. These are wonderful models. I have more of these but I need to order a pair of command sprues to finish the units.
|Perry Plastic French Cuirassiers|
Next up is the Victrix Old Guard Grenadiers. Each box of Old Guard has 60 models: 48 infantry and 4 sets of 3 command figures. i used one set of command figures with some Perry plastic french in greatcoats, and there were 9 figures left over so I used them to make an 8-figure skirmish unit. I'm not sure if the Old Guard actually used skirmishers, but its a good use of figures. With all that done, I have but a single figure left. I have the say that these boxes are much easier to assemble then Victrix' earlier offerings. the figures have 3-5 parts.
the 2 command stands are from the Victrix(now Brigade Games) Metal Old Guard commanders. In the blister I wasn't really keen on them but I got them cheap. Unpainted the bearskins make the figures look strange. once i painted them though they looked far less odd.
|Victrix Metal Guard commanders and Plastic |
Old Guard Grenadier Skirmishers
|Victrix Old Guard Grenadiers charging|
|Victrix Old Guard Grenadiers marching. back unit |
flipped to display the detail on the backpacks.
overall I'm very happy with this weeks productivity. I still have the Old Guard Chasseurs to paint, but they are essentially just head swaps of the same figures so I'm going to give it a bit of time before I try to paint them. The edging on the backpacks made me go cross-eyed. I'm sure I can find something to keep myself busy next week!
Lovely units! I like the spacing for the basing, so many cramped figures obscure the quality of brushwork. 50x50mm basing?ReplyDelete
Correct! I used to space them out evenly on the bases but I've started putting the ranks closer together especially with poses like charging.Delete