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Monday, June 22, 2009

The Imperial Guard!

Here I've posted the pictures of my French Imperial Guard 1812.
Most were painted be MCM Painting Service, with the Middle Guard painted by FERNANDO ENTERPRISE Painting Service, and some of the Young Guard which were painted by Reinforcments By Post.
Almost all the figures are AB Miniatures, (which I purchased from Eureka Miniatures). The only exceptions being the "Imperial Staff", which are Fantassin Miniatures that I purchased from SCALE CREEP in the USA.
Now on with the show!
First we have the Emperor Himself, with his Staff gathered around him. Berthier is busy writting orders whilst Napoleon contemplates the campaigns progress with a foot resting on a drum. The next picture shows the Corps Of drums and the Drum Major resting between "Gigs"

The next two pictures shows the Old Guard Grenadiers and Chassuers. The "Grumblers" in Greatcoats were painted by Dragon Painting Service and purchased via EBAY. (I might yet replace them with some more Old Guard in "Parade" dress,....).

Here we see Marshal Ney, "Bravest Of The Brave"!

Below we have the Middle Guard; Fusilier Chassuers and Fusilier Grenadiers, (painted by FE to a "Collector" Standard). I might replace these with the same figures, but painted to a "Showcase" standard

Now for the Cavalry or the Guard!

Polish Lancers!

The Dutch, (or "Red") Lancers:
The Grenadiers A Cheval and Empress Dragoons:

Here whe have the Chasuers A Cheval and Marmalukes Of the Guard:

Of course we need the Guns! The Horse and Foot Artillery of the Guard Imperial!

And finally we have the Young Guard: (The Young Guard in the Background are the RBP figs, which are very nice):
I'll post pictures of the rest of the army as soon as I can find the time.


John B said...

T, just wondering who painted the Guard Cav and to what standard?


Trailape said...

Hi John
MCM painted the Guard Cav. He only has one standard. See my review of MCM elswhere in my blog. I have a link to MCM also posted.

john said...

T, yes I thought so. I have thought about getting him to do some work for me. Have used DPS in the past and they do an OK job, but there isnt a lot of passion in their work, perhaps not surprisingly. How did you find his turnaround time?


Trailape said...

Hi John
David at MCM is VERY fast.
I seent him my order after sending other orders to RBP, DPS and FE. His order returned first!
I really like MCM's work. EXCELLENT!
Please feel free to drop my name as a reference if you get him to do your work.

Dan said...

Hi Scott

These look great, its going to be a very impressive army when finished.