Thursday, February 1, 2018

More CGM French for the 1799 Project

Work continues on the 1799 project as one of my 2018 goals is to field a FRW game later in the year.  While enough figures are present to field combatants for a smaller game, such as seen in the Montebello 1800 games, larger battles require more troops.  To do that, French infantry and Austrian infantry are moving into the painting queue. 
Off the painting desk are two more, 13 figure battalions of early French infantry.  The figures are from Campaign Game Miniatures with the exception of the AB Miniatures' mounted officers.  Unlike the two battalions fielded recently, the grenadiers in these two battalions are wearing bicorne.
I really like the look of CGM French in bicorne.  While not as crisply cast as AB, these are fine figures in their own right and fit in well with the more expensive AB.  I wish CGM offered early Austrian in casquet.  That would be cool! 

28 comments:

  1. The battalions look rather splendid.

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  2. Great couple of units Jonathan. You just have to love those Revolutionary flags don't you?

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    1. Thanks! I do like the FRW flags and the bicornes.

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  3. Lovely work, and you seem to be maintaining a very brisk pace at present.

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    1. Thank you, Lawrence! Trying to keep a three day cycle. I can maintain that pace for a little longer.

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  4. Gorgeous looking frenchies!
    Best Iain

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  5. A very fine looking unit indeed Jonathan!

    Christopher

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  6. Dynamic and beautiful Fench unit!

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    1. CGM have a lot of animation. I like them!

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  7. Excellent looking groups. The sculpts have a lot of character and really tell the story of an organized rabble.

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    1. Thanks, Jake!

      I like the sculpts although some are a bit more rough than AB.

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  8. I too love the early uniforms. You have done these proud!

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    1. I like the early uniforms too!
      You are very kind, Scott.

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  9. Nice work Jonathan ....those units just keep coming ๐Ÿ˜€

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  10. They look splendid, Jonathan! Love the early-period French - before Napoleon cut his hair! :)

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    1. Thank you, Dean! The early period has lots of interest to me too.

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  11. Lovely work! You are a painting machine in 2018!

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  12. These look great! How do you ever get so much painting done?! You fingers must fall off! ๐Ÿ˜€

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    1. Glad you like them!

      How do I do it? A little painting most days gets figures through the painting queue at a reasonable rate.

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  13. Very impressive and rather tempting. It is a fascinating period.

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    1. Thanks! Tempting period, for sure.
      Appreciate you stopping in for a visit and a comment.

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