Tuesday, 15 August 2017

French 55th Line Regiment

Another one done, this time the 55th Ligne, made up with what I have left of the Foundry march attack figures and a few sundry others that weren't going to find a home elsewhere:


















These included a few more "under fire" figures which provide some nice variety:


















I have also used grenadiers in caps, which are among my favourite Foundry Napoleonic figures:


















The 55th regiment were part of Werle's brigade at Albuera, of which I have completed two of the three battalions and topped them off with the usual GMB flag:


















That's seven regiments comprised of fourteen twenty-figure battalions completed this year, with another three regiments nearing completion.


















In spite of wavering a little around the halfway mark I'm nearly there with them now and so will get them finished before I move on to something new, which will hopefully be some Empress ECW figures I have prepared and which now have a thin layer of dust starting to appear upon them.

12 comments:

  1. Diversity of the poses + great painting = splendid unit!

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    1. Thanks Phil. I was quite happy with the way this one turned out.

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  2. Splendid work on the 55th! 280 Frenchmen painted thus far in 2017 is a big effort by anyone's standards. Congratulations on sticking with French to amass a big collection. I look forward to following your progress on Empress ECW.

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    1. Thanks Jonathan, I have been quietly pleased with the progress. I'm looking forward to something new as a break however.

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    1. Cheers Mark. Nothing compared to your rate and quality of output I'm afraid.

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  4. Lovely battalion. That many French infantry painted one after another is a real challenge; I usually do 72 - 90 en masse, then do something else before doing more French Ligne!

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    1. Cheers Peter. I wish I had done the same as it does take the novelty out of the exercise, but I'm always worried that if I don't keep on I'll have forgotten how to approach them when I pick them up again. Probably an irrational fear, but the older I get I think it is becoming more justified.

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  5. Good to see you are back into it Lawrence!

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    1. Thanks Mark. We're off on holiday two weeks tomorrow, so I'm just trying to give it a nudge before we head off.

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  6. Another fine looking unit.....for froggies :)

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    1. Thanks Tony. I was worried they may have become a little monotonous, but in retrospect I have enjoyed painting them far more than I thought I would.

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