Saturday, 14 May 2016

Some Early Napoleonic French


As promised, here are some HaT testshots. For those of you who do not know what this means: testshots are sprues of pre-production figures they are made by the factory to show the manufacturers  if the moulds turned out as they wanted or not. There are several of these sprues made available to a select few people and I am lucky to get some from time to time.

The sprues currently pre-released are of pre 1812 French Infantry marching and command sets as well as a post 1812 marching set. I have obtained two sprues worth of each and so have nearly enough figures to create two wargames units between them. At this moment I have painted the pre 1812 marching figures and part of one command sprue.

Here are the pre 1812 marching figures:

Some of the command figures (excluding the mounted officer):

I have added 4 white metal pre 1812 figures sent to me by Hagen miniatures to the unit to round them out.

The Hagen figures:

The entire unit:

The set contains separate head options for early Napoleonic light infantry tarleton helmets, shako's and bicornes. I chose to depict the soldiers as they come in the box.

Cheers Sander

Thursday, 12 May 2016

More Saxons!


To continue my Dark Ages project, today's post brings you 4 more Saxons. Included in this bunch are two warriors with red accented shields made from Gripping Beast plastics. The hornblower and standard bearer are Foundry Saxons which I have picked up at the Crisis last year.

The basing of these miniatures includes more tufts than I usually use but I found this fitting in with the theme.

Next in the painting cue are some HäT testshots so keep an eye on this spot!

Cheers Sander