Monday, December 14, 2015

A Pair of French HA Guns

Following the Vistula Legion off the painting desk are two French horse artillery guns.  The addition of these two models and crew will increase the mobility of the existing French artillery arm of the Peninsular War project.  Figures are by Front Rank.
On the painting desk is an 18 figure battalion of French legere.  When the legere are completed, the 2015 goal of 200 x 28mm Napoleonics with be achieved too.
After the legere move over to the painted side of the ledger, the 28mm project may get a hiatus while other projects get their turn with the brush.  Well, the project will likely see a brief return once a few handfuls of Murawski Badeners arrive. 

20 comments:

  1. Fast, effective...and beautiful! Well done Jonathan, very nice job!

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  2. very nice! 60mm x 60mm bases?

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    1. Phil, you have a good eye. 60mm x 60mm it is!

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    1. Glad you like them! I need a couple of HA limbers for them now.

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  4. These guns look great, clearly they've been busy. Is there anything more fun than running horse artillery in Napoleonics?

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    1. Monty, thank you! Depending upon the rules system used, HA can make for a very effective fire brigade running around and causing havoc all over the battlefield. In the old days playing Column, Line, and Square, HA was quite mobile AND powerful.

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  5. I do love the Artillerie a Cheval. Doesn't the French sound so much more elegant than "Horse Artillery", even if I'm not sure I can pronounce it correctly? I'm glad to see that you have them in all their finery - braid, plumes, shako cords etc. C'est Magnifique!

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    1. Peter, the French certainly have a way with words!
      Merci beaucoup!

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  6. They look great, holding back on Napoleonics, I fear once I go there I'll be lost forever, got to finish Italian wars first!
    Best Iain

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    1. Thanks, Iain!

      I have a little Italian Wars project of my own needing attention too. For Napoleonics in 28mm, I have been attempting to hold the line by focusing on the campaigns in the Iberian Peninsula, only. Now, my 15mm Napoleonics collections are of an entirely different scope.

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  7. Great looking arty, Jonathan. Impressive project you are working on. Although 15's are nice in their own right, I like the look of 28mm Napoleonics - table space notwithstanding.

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    1. Thank you, Dean! Both sizes have their place on the gaming table. It would have been helpful if I could have chosen only one size but I could not!

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  8. Another great addition, I really like the look of this collection

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    1. Thank you! Next time this collection is out for a game, maybe you can attend?

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