|French 1st Cuirassiers - 28mm Napoleonic Heavy Cavalry from Perry Miniatures|
|Command group before priming|
|A couple of the models are primed - these would be the "test" figures|
I already have a small but gradually growing force of 28mm Austrians for the Napoleonic wars. These have faced off a couple of times against Curt's French troops. And while I will continue to haul my sausage aficionados happily down the Trans-Canada Highway, I would like to have a few games for the group locally. That means I need to get some French done of my own.
|Some troops at the "half way" point in the painting process|
|Painted fellows and some "half way" figures|
|Close up of a WIP stage|
|Officer and standard bearer at the early painting stage|
|Painted cav, waiting for basing|
|Basing step one - glue to the bases|
|Basing step 2 - sit in the "goop"|
|Basing Step 2...waiting to dry into the goop|
|Ready to charge home against Napoleon's enemies|
These plastics are really, really nice. I am getting to be quite the curmudgeon when in comes to plastic figures - I dislike assembling them, and prefer the weight of the metal figures. But the Perrys give you everything you would need with the box - you get the option to have them in a charging pose, or with the sabres at rest. And you can do them as either Cuirassiers or later-look Carabiniers. It's pretty awesome.
|Musician's uniform...mental...who thought that was a good idea? How french.|
The flag is from the "Flag Dude". I quite like the effect of his work, certainly a cooler "crinkle" in the flag than I could manage on my own. But I find the wire he mounts his flags on pretty challenging to cut - I ended up using the Dremel tool, with plenty of sparks, because none of my cutters were up to the job. Fortunately nobody was hurt.
|Flag by the "Flag Dude"|