Sunday, 5 August 2012

2nd 'Red' Lancers of the Imperial Guard.

This seems a fitting way to leave this blog for a couple of weeks or so while I get started on the ECW project. The completed Guard Lancers plus a review of all the French cavalry together. I think they really stand out as an Elite unit, and make a nice contrast to the Vistula lancers. I'll get 3 or 4 ECW units painted then come back to paint some British Hussars here.










Finally a shot of the undercoated ECW regiment showing the fine detail on the Baccus castings!



6 comments:

  1. They do look quite impressive mass together.

    Good luck with your new project.

    John

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  2. Wow Lee, they look absolutely superb! Those low angle shots are great, seems to be the best way to take photos in this scale. Roll on Waterloo!!!

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  3. Thanks again chaps. Ian, I also like the low angle shots, inspired by your ACW blog :-)

    Cheers,
    Lee.

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  4. More great painting Lee; wonderful. You are a fine photographer too to capture such clear close-up shots.
    James

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  5. An inspiring blog Lee and great painting that's encouraging me to get started again in 6mm. I was thinking about the Seven Years War but I like the variety of units that Napoleonics offers and also the big bases. C&CN seems to be out of print everywhere, is it possible to get started without the boxed set?
    Speaking from experience, painting figures is the ideal therapy, keep it up! I look forward to more Waterloo goodies.

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  6. Thank you again James :-) I use a 45watt 'daylight' or 'blue' CFL lamp to light my pictures which seems to help.

    Rob, the C&CN rules and reference sheets are all freely (and officially) available in PDF from GMT games, who market the box game. Here's a link to the rules so you can have a read:

    http://www.gmtgames.com/ccn/CCN-Rules-2B.pdf

    And this link has other useful stuff:

    http://www.gmtgames.com/p-291-commands-colors-napoleonics.aspx

    To be honest everything you need to play the game with miniatures is freely available! You can email me: grambo589@yahoo.com if you wish and I'll send you a few more useful links for C&CN.

    Regards,

    Lee.

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