Thursday, 19 March 2015
StefanK's penultimate entry: Old Guard Grenadiers (20 Points)
The last week of the Challenge and I was pretty close to my target of 750 points. The surprising victory in the antihero bonus round - thanks a lot again - gave me as well as my points account a real push. Thus I thought I should put all my efforts into scraping up some points and painted at least five Old Guard Grenadiers:
Those chaps are part of a larger unit which I started to paint last year. Actually I wanted to paint all the remaining figures during this Painting Challenge but real life was pretty exhausting lately and spiked my guns. Anyway for this reason the boys haven't been based yet until their command will be finished. Hopefully they'll see action during our recreation of Plancenoit 1815 later this year.
The figures are from Victrix's plastic box and have an excellent sculpting quality. Unfortunately the bayonets are very thin and delicate. Meanwhile I would prefer metal figures therefore.
As usual I painted them with Vallejo Model Colors and will base them as a foursome on 40mm x 40mm bases. Finally the unit will either consist of 24 figures as a standard unit for Black Powder.
Beautiful work Stefan! I'm thinking of doing some of these same figures, perhaps with some additional winter scarves, so I can play that excellent scenario you've had published in Wargames Illustrated (congratulations to you and your group on that excellent bit of work). These will definitely be a benchmark for me to aim for.