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Thursday, April 29, 2021
“Old Guard” Infantry Division - Dutch Grenadiers
Saturday, April 10, 2021
I decided it was high time for a post to diffuse some of the masculinity of soldiers in military garb marching off to do battle. To that end I thought it would be nice to include the oft unseen contribution of the camp followers. Napoleonic armies had very little in the way of formalized support services, relying instead on the women who followed their men or their need for work/food, behind the army hoping to eek out a meager living.
This lovely set of "Washer Women" is available from Franznap miniatures. The casting quality and sculpture of these is as usual from Franznap, extraordinarily good.
The new website is still getting refreshed, but should be available soon here:
I will let these photos speak for themselves other than to say that these were a joy to paint:
Next up will be some serious manliness. The 3rd Dutch Grenadiers of the French Imperial Guard in their high bearskin hats and white uniforms are rapidly approaching completion. I hope they will be ready for their debut within a couple of weeks. Fingers crossed...
Monday, April 5, 2021
A Good Friend, Terry W. and I shared an afternoon playing some engaging English Civil War miniature battles using a DBA rules variant, but truthfully after a year in quarantine, we spent most of the afternoon drinking wine and just catching up. Terry was kind enough to share a few odds and ends he had collected over the years, and knowing my interest in Hinton Hunt miniatures, passed on this little Waterloo Pamphlet that Marcus Hinton must have put together to help peddle his wares. I don't know how common they are, so thought I would just pop up some pictures as a curiosity for those who share my interest.
And finally a super quick shot of the Dutch Grenadiers, slowly marching towards completion.
|Not Hinton Hunt, but these Der Kriegspieler figures, after a lot of tender loving care, are starting to look the part!|
|The white backpack straps and cross belts are the only major element left to paint. Then the fun of highlighting and more detailing begins!|