"All resources will be used to make the army ready for war." - Napoleon, 1813

Monday, May 27, 2013

2nd Battalion, 13th Regiment - French Line Infantry.

Forward March...
The bases are painted and the grass and brush are glued on.  My first battalion is now ready for the battlefield.  Pour l'empereur!  This has been a pretty fun project. Such a different experience painting true 28's to GW's "28s".

Painting around the ankles and boots was bit tough and I had to go back several times to touch up my mistakes. I need a steady left hand. :)

Column March

I think as my battalions continue to grow in numbers I'll probably go back here and there and make adjustments/corrections as necessary but I think the process will work itself out as time goes on.

I'd love to move on to some sweet Hussars but I really should buckle down and give these guys their First Battalion battle brothers and then a command stand to lead them.

Enjoy and a big thank you on Memorial Day to everybody in the USA!



  1. I do like your painting style, and the bases are really impressive too, great work!

  2. Thanks Phil. I will be adding a couple more elements like fallen fences and some actual shrubs as the units progress.

  3. Beautiful work. I agree with Phil in that your bases are excellent. Very crisp.

  4. That is a lovely unit. The bases are simple but very effective.

  5. great start to your army, will be a sight to behold if all turn out as well
    Peace James

  6. Thanks James- I'm gonna give it a go!

  7. As I've said before, fantastic first unit of Napoleonics Eric. I'm also excited that I will be in the enviable position of facing these same wonderful miniatures across the table top, and having the glorious opportunity of murdering them with my Prussians. :-)

    1. Agreed. A spectacular sight to behold across the table ... and an excellent target for some Prussian vengence reaping!! 8O)

      von Peter himself

  8. Thanks Jason. I'm pretty excited to see your side of the fence along with us creating some good terrain. Our armies will need a great field upon which to die. :)

  9. Fabulous work on these. They look incredible. Best, Dean

  10. Eric - These figures look FANTASTIC!

  11. Thanks David. It was good to see you down at the shop last night.

  12. These Messieurs just look brilliant. Excellent battalion.

  13. Hi sorry I missed these sooner, cracking battalion of French!

  14. Thank you Sir. It's been a while since I've had a chance to get some new stuff done. Dad and summer = little hobby time. Hopefully later this Fall I can get the first battalion out to join them. :)

  15. gosh! these look awesome! fantastic painting and basing - love your work!