Monday, March 16, 2015

2nd Vistula Legion in 28mm

Time to add a little more variety to the French forces in the Peninsular War project.  After recently deploying two battalions of Swiss, the first battalion of the 2nd Vistula Legion departs the painting desk.
With their bold brass sunburst on the shako and bright yellow facings, this battalion will be an easy unit to spot in the heat of battle. 
Enough figures remain in the The Lead Pile to field a second battalion of the Poles.
Figures are Front Rank.

30 comments:

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    1. Thanks! Renaissance Landsknecht are making their way up the painting queue.

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  2. Very well execute rendition of this legendary and visually appealing unit, and the beautiful flag doesn't hurt either -is that GMB?

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    1. Soren, thank you! The flag is one of my own in the sense that I grabbed it from a book and manipulated it in a paint program. Voila!

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  3. Great rendition of this famous unit. Back in the day, I painted some 1/72nd Airfix French up like them.

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    1. Excellent job on this illustrious unit. They certainly warrant rating as "elite"!

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    2. Dean, I remember the days of Airfix Napoleonics quite well. They were my first introduction into miniature wargaming when I was but a lad.

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    3. Peter! Thank you!

      I need to paint Vistula Lancers to accompany these fine fellows, don't you think?

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    4. But of course you nned to do the Lancers, too. I actually need them as well - I have a single Vistula Legion Lsancer figure - a 54mm painted Mignot that I bought in Nice in 1974, while I was there on tour with the UConn Band.Hard to believe it has been over 40 years. Definitely due for a return visit to Europe!

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    5. Peter, you should show off that ancient relic sometime.

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  4. Very nice, Jonathan! These chaps have been on my 'to do' list for a while now.

    BTW, where did you source the flag from?

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    1. Thank you!

      As for the flag, I made it myself! See my response to Black Powder above for details.

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  5. These look just great Jonathan!

    Christopher

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    1. Thank you, Christopher!

      For the second battalion, should I skip to a different regiment (perhaps the 4th with pink facings) or field a second battalion of the 2nd?

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  6. Excellent painting and basing!

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  7. Beautifully done, Jonathan. I especially like the ferocious pioneer in the bearskin.Very fine.
    I should give this unit a go in 6mm, though it won't look as nice. :)

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    1. Thanks, Michael. The pioneer does look ferocious, doesn't he?

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  8. lovely unit to have in one's own army - great painting!

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    1. Thanks, Phil! I appreciate the kind comment.

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  9. great figures and a nice little unit

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