Friday, 1 January 2016

From AdamC - 18th Century French for En Garde (50 Points)

Hey look Adam painted something that isn't Frosgrave. These are Old Glory 25s form their French and Indian Wars range.  While En Guarde seems to be focused on the 17th Century I think these will be a nice set for the game (though as the rules aren't out for another week or two I don't know exactly how they will get used).



First up are a pair of sergeant's, armed with partizans, they are escorts for the Porte Drapue you will see in the Nostalgia round.


They have gear for the field, unlike most of these so they are will also make good lackey/servant type characters to the main Swashbucklers.


Drummer, I don't know that En Garde will need musician types but he could be handy in some scenarios.


French Drummers were the King's livery in regiments not associated with a specific noble family.


There swordsmen, I did some modification the two closets cutting them off an pinning them back one so they are looking forward not back like the one on the left.


The Centre officer had a flag staff in his off hand but I cut that off  so as to make him look like he is fencing.



The First of two Pistol armed officers.  


 there is a nice sense of balance to this figure


The second officer taking aim and clutching a map or message in the other hand.


He also carries his own pack something this troops probably appreciate I mad this guy a little dirtier than the others. It just seemed right for the man.


Two Mustachioed soldiers with partisans clearly standing guard some place.


On most of these I went very light on the shading but Dirtied up the white gaiters as they get very dirty after only a short time in the field. (I know from personal experience)


Finally I have the last Porte Drapue I have not yet given him flag because I haven't decided if I want to give him the Colonels colors or those of another regiment.


That's another 10 25mm figures for 50 more points in addition to using them for En Garde they should be handy for the Pirate themed game at the Huzzah! Convention (you will see some more relating to that latter). 

Not Frostgrave?! Mon Dieu! :)
Nice work Adam.  I quite like that pistol armed officer who is dashing forward and the last standard bearer who is showing a 'good leg'. Is 'En Guarde' out yet? I thought it was due later this month? Speaking of Osprey rules, has anyone tried 'Black Ops'? I'm curious to know what it's like.
50 Points for you Mr. Carriere - Well done!

26 comments:

  1. Well done Adam. I really like the lacework in tax drummer, and the swordsmen have elan!
    Cheers, PD

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    1. Thank you for pointing that out as I am particularly proud of how that came out.

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  2. Thanks guys and Curt En Garde isn't out for another couple of weeks.

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  3. Nice figures Adam :)

    @ Curt - haven't tried Black Ops yet, but the rules look good. I'm hoping to get a game in early this month.

    I was thinking of using them (slightly modified) for some gangster scenarios.

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  4. Very nice, the changes to the swordsmen are great for making them all a little different.

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    1. Thanks the conversion were fairly easy but necessary... fencing with your face tired away the enemy is a bad idea

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  5. En Garde might (I hope ) be a great set of rules. If so seeing these and if the rules are good I can see myself getting pulled into the system While everyone else seems to like the drummer I actually prefer the Sergeants.

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    1. Thanks Clint I really hope the rules are good too

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  6. That opening line made me laugh out loud! Very nice brushwork Adam, especially the braiding on the musician.

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    1. Thanks glad I could give you a laugh

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  7. I specially like the "duelling" officers they all look ready for a serious fight!

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  8. Good job on painting white. It has been something of an issue for me in the past. I think my favorite is the drummer.

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    1. The secret to painting white at least for me is not to use white. These guys are Velejo Silver gray.

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  9. Very colourful! I like the swordsmen!

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  10. A change of scene but the pace remains set to high

    Ian

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  11. Always nice to see white uniforms.. Nice job Adam

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  12. Oh, I dunno--you could use these guys in Frostgrave in a pinch. ;)
    Nice work!

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  13. Nice work, Adam! The drummer turned out very well, great extra effort on the small conversions too. The same poses are the only fault I have with metal troops.

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