Tuesday, 8 April 2014

Huzza Finished !


Well Chasseurs D'Afrique actually !, this is the final unit of my Old School Franco-Prussian project and it has taken about 18 months to get it done . It's not often I pre- plan my armies they usually just grow (like Topsy) , so I'm rather pleased to have been able to keep on target with it .


I'm not sure if they should have grey horses ? - they did in the Crimea , but what little pictorial evidence I can find seem to show various shades of brown during the Franco-Prussian War - I decided to give the officers grey ones  in the end.


Foundry do dismounted cavalry figures - but they are a lot chunkier that the Spencer Smith figures , but being in separate units and not mixed they may have to do as I would like to have the option to dismount the cavalry units .





10 comments:

  1. Absolutely lovely. I have followed the story of this collection right from the initial plan. It has been a pleasure to watch it take shape and grow. Congratulations on its completion. I hope you have many memorable games.

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  2. Great chaps!
    BTW have you seen the new Austrians?The plumed jaeger figures are superb and just right for an imagination of the 19th Cent or even as Austrians!

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    1. Yes I'm tempted - but so much more to finish off first !

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  3. Well done! But 'finished' I fail to grasp really...

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    1. Think I maybe fooling myself with 'finished'

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    2. I think you are probably correct in that...

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  4. Splendid colors...love your background picture too!

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  5. I don't use the word "finished" with my soldiers. I say "I'm done!" Artist's sometimes use the tern "released."

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