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Thursday, March 10, 2011

French Voltigeurs And a Tyrolean Cannon


Hi All
'Tis me again!
This time I thought I'de share a few pictures of some VICTRIX French Voltigeurs I recently finished. Now that I can see them 'close up' (thanks to a camera zoom), they actually look rather crappy!
Oh well, they will do for gaming!
Below: To 'Hornist', "Toot toot, Parp Parp"!

Below: "Hey, where did that Fusilier come from, and where is his hat"!

"Vive Le Emperor"!
Below: "Trust me, they look OK from 3 feet away,..."

Moving right along,...
I thought I'd show you some pictures of a nice little model and miniatures I purchased from Nic at EUREKA Miniatures.
It's a Tyrolean Cannon and Crew. Well, actually it's short one crew member, (a female getting a charge out of an ammo box). All the same. A very nice little cannon.
This model is just screaming to be used in a SHARP PRACTICE or SONG OF DRUMS AND SHAKO game.
The cannon is a home-made 'wooden cannon', as used by the Tyroleans during their revolt against the Bavarians. I have about 30 Bavarian figures, and I was unsure what to do with them.
Now I'm thinking of painting them up and basing them individually for a bit of 'anti-guerrilla' operations.

The figures are available from EUREKA miniatures, as seen here
Anyway. A nice set of figures!
Cheers

3 comments:

Rosbif said...

The camera zoom can be cruel! Army Painter does tend to cover up the worst , but the painter is his own worst critic. As you say, they look fine from a distance and for gaming they're perfect ;-)

Trailape said...

Hi Rosbif.
You are correct. For gaming they will be great.
Cheers!

Bluewillow said...

Nice Scott,

I don't have the Tyrolean gun and after seeing yours painted I may just get one!

cheers
Matt