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Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Sardinian 2nd Grenadier Regiment

While this four battalion regiment has already seen service in the recent San Martino battle, it only now makes it into a pass-in-review.  These 48 figures form the four battalions of the Sardinian 2nd Grenadier Regiment.  Figures are from Lancashire Games' excellent range of 15mm figures.  I find the Sardinian sculpts not as handsome as either the French or Austrian infantry in the same range but good figures, nonetheless.  For me, a batch of 48 figures is about the largest group of 15mm figures I care to tackle at one time at the painting table.  Working this quantity is painful in process but satisfying when completed.
In their first outing in battle at San Martino, the grenadiers performed superbly.  Attacking without fear, they drove the opposition before them and charged across a stream to engage and defeat the enemy.  Beginner's luck?

When expanding the OB to encompass more of the San Martino action, I realized that additional units are needed to complete the Sardinian OB.  More artillery and grenadiers will be required.  Not many.  Perhaps two more battalions of grenadiers and two or three guns.  Expect to see these recruits working their way through the painting queue.

44 comments:

  1. Well onde, beautiful regiment...and flags add a lot!

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    1. Thanks you, Phil! Flags always help in the presentation.

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  2. A very nice unit. Quite an effort to get them all painted. Looking at the flags more closely are they removable?

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    1. Thanks, Peter! The flags are not removable but attached.

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  3. Another nice colourful addition to this collection Jonathan - excellent paintwork as always!

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  4. 48 is a big number to fight through with the brush, though once done, as a block, they are unsurpassed. The whites are as perfect as ever!

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    1. 48 is almost too big to tackle for me. Some can take on a 100 figures at a time but I really get bogged down working on that quantity.

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  5. Ooooo these are very nice Jonathan!!!

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  6. The result certainly doesn't have the trappings of a large scale painting project: well done! Perhaps that sustained attention imbued them with the spirit to overcome the "first time on table" jinx!

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    1. Yes! These grenadiers bypassed the "first time on table" jinx and performed admirably.

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  7. Very handsome figures and painting!

    Best Regards,

    Stokes

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  8. Great work on Sardinians, Jonathan. The sculpting looks absolutely in norm after your painting. Success!

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  9. Always lovely painted miniatures by you Jon!

    cheers,

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  10. Nice big bunch of Sardinians! Looks great with all the flags!
    Best Iain

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    1. A big of figures, for sure, Iain! The colorful flags bring some zip to a greatcoated unit.

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  11. Formidable looking unit (which incredibly did not suffer the curse of the "newest unit rout").

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    1. While these lads triumphed in their battle debut, all was not cheerful. These grenadiers overran my Austrians and put them to flight...

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  12. Great looking figures and they make such a pretty sight. 48 is a large number to do at once even in 15mm, so well done on getting them completed. 😀

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    1. Thanks so much, Stew! Your support and encouragement is always a boost. 48 is a lot but I have a gaming buddy that tackles 100 or 200 15mm figures at a time. He is a machine.

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  13. Very nice, and you must have zen-like concentration to get through 48 in a single batch. Half that is enough of a struggle for me.

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    1. Thanks! I am not alone painting in big batches. You have been churning out great quantities of Ancient Spanish troops that look spectacular.

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  14. Lovely Jonathan, I must admit I have never played this period but do actually know a bit about it. There was still a bit of dash and colour amongst the troops which makes it even better. Well done.

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    1. Thanks, Robbie! It is a colorful period and provides an interesting technological transformation in weapons and tactics.

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  15. Splendid units Jonathan. The colourful Risorgimento flags really give a huge boost too!

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    1. Thanks, Mike! Yes, the colorful flags help bring life to a grey, greatcoated regiment.

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  16. Very nice troops, Jon. What makes them Grenadiers, by uniform and or recruiting?

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    1. Thanks, Peter. What makes a grenadier? The color of his pop-pom, of course!

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  17. Another great looking unit Jonathan. This period, as you know, is a personal favourite, so any time I see the Sardinians on parade I have the urge to look at my own 28mm collection...then start thinking that I need to expand this collection!

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    1. Thanks, Mark! I know this period is special for you. You definitely ought to expand your collection. More Sardinians are in work so more temptation coming your way.

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  18. Very nice as always Jonathan 😀

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  19. Another fine unit, I hope to see how they fare this weekend.

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