Friday, 10 February 2017

From IanW: SYW French Infantry (74 Points)

I started the week with plenty of time to get these finished but I knew it would run close as I was at York for the wargames show on Sunday. Little did I know I would not touch a brush for two days as I suffered rather from the stairs at the show.


My computer has also died so can not give the usual run down on the regiments as I have yet to look for my usual site on Cath's computer.


First up Regiment 6, La Marine and first of the light grey coated regiments I will be doing for The Boy. I went with Vallejo Sky Blue which I inked and then brought back up with a mix of Sky Blue and White as I found the sky blue to be a little darker than I wanted.


This and the next battalion are the last of the none turnback figures I have for the French so the next few battalions will be those with turnbacks then I will have to buy more figures for his other regiments. I bought him one grenadier battalion and two heavy cavalry at York so these may figure before the challenge finishes.


The Boy choose this regiment for the flag and who can blame him? The light blue cuffs and waistcoats seal the deal for me. This is Regiment 16 Dauphin, adding a spot of panache to his collection of flags. Having well over 100 he can really add some interesting standards to his force once he has enough basic units.


I really like the detail and pose of the Lancashire Games officer, though I do need to find some suitable alternative command figures that will fit in as I want to be able to have them looking a bit different.


So that's another two battalions for The Boy's growing army. On the walk home from school we discussed what he wanted painting next (expecting cavalry) for him to say more infantry. Not that these will be next up as I have a fancy for a couple of Prussian battalions next.


All four battalions painted over the last three weeks, if I was to keep at these I could get a sizeable army done fairly quickly but I like to jump around a little so I don't get bored of what I paint. It has been a bit of a production line kind of few weeks but I have strangely enjoyed it.

So two battalions each of 18 figures for 72 points. Not enough to match Tamsin but we still have over a month to go so I may just catch her LOL.


Great, more SYW, and this project is starting to look great in their massed lines. And what a flag on the Dauphine regiment! Very jazzy, a fine choice by your lad.  

Positive thoughts on the side duel Ian: you can chase down the Queen of Points Bombs, surely? You just need to get three of these entries in for each one of hers, and ease off  on those Prussians! ;-) 

Phil

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    1. Cheers Dave, glad I got them finished post York

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  2. True eye-candy these, well done!

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  3. Loving this SYW stuff Ian. Great work on these 15s. the boy better be happy with the results.

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    1. Thanks, he does seem rather taken with them. Just need to get him to pick the next three

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  4. Yes, I'll echo Peter in saying that I'm really enjoying these SYW units you're crafting. Beautiful!

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    1. Cheers Curt, I feel a need for some more Prussians though :-)

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  5. Your picking many of my favorite French regiments. Great looking troops.

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    1. Not guilty, the boy does the picking, lets see if he keeps it up

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  6. Lovely Frenchies there Ian :)

    Keep up with the SYW - you could still catch me. Well, maybe not if I do the rest that I've got prepped ;)

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    1. And here I was hoping you had ran out lol

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  7. Great looking french, lovely flag.
    Best Iain

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    1. Cheers Iain, the next French may have more plain flags

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  8. Lovely looking French, Ian. The Dauphin regt has the best flag in the French army.

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    1. Cheers Ray, I like some of the Scottish ones as well

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  9. Great stuff.

    Catching up to Tamsin? That shouldn't be a problem - I bet she's hardly painting anything...right? (quickly checks the standings) Oh, well, keep at it...

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    1. Shakes my head and walks away lol

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  10. You can really crank this stuff out Ian and yet it always looks great.

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    1. Thanks Michael, back at 6mm for a few days then something 15mm

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    1. Thanks, I hope they will be the first when I face them LOL

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  12. Yet more cracking goodness from you Ian! I'm sire your lad will love these.

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  13. Grand work on the dauphin unit, Ian! Your son picked a glorious banner too. The French look really good ranked up too. I think you DO need some Prussian troops to hold their advance! ;)

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