Sunday, December 3, 2017

Young Guard Tirailleurs

I am feeling very chuffed that I have completed this unit.  It gives me hope that I will make progress on all the other unpainted figures I have.

One 24FrYG brigade for Napoleon's Battles.

At the ready. 

 Closed ranks.

 Off on a march.

 I've read of people complaining of the uniformity of pose, but there are subtle differences.

 The officers are a delight.  The uniforms seemed very varied, 
but I went with something close to the what the troops were wearing.

The Tirailleurs with their companion Voltigeur unit.

More of the Voltigeurs can be seen here.

10 comments:

  1. all those years working got in the way of painting? Feeling your pain!

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    1. Working just provided the means to acquire, not complete.

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  2. A beautiful - and useful! - unit...they look superb!

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  3. Beautiful looking forward units Mark and certainly the Young Guard are essential in gaming 1813-15.

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    1. Thanks Carlo. Yes, I hope to get lots of use out of them.

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    1. Thank you. I like the tangible aspect of having finished painting up figures, it gives a sense of completeness or closure and most importantly progress. The the road up lead mountain is best tackled one foot (unit) at a time :-)

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    1. Thank you. I so enjoyed doing them that I was looking today at what other Napoleonic troops I should paint. I have some Old Glory Middle Guard that have been ready to go for a decade, but today I cleaned off a pack of Old Glory Austrian artillery which is now ready to undercoat.

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