Sunday, 27 April 2014

Grenadiers de France

Just a few snaps of my latest unit...
The Grenadiers de France. Painted by Mark Allen, with flags by Mark too.












This past week I have got on with basing these, and took these snaps on my iPad to record progress - I posted a full tutorial/ description of the process on John Ray's AMG forum and it garnered much interest, so I thought it worth a couple of pics here, as I know it's such a hot topic for wargamers everywhere!





The key for this style of basing is it's simplicity and "un-fussiness." It is reminiscent of the style pioneered by Peter Gilder, and is of course my version of the basing presented by John Ray. As well as the simplicity, it's also very robust and doesn't detract from the figures at all. Each to their own, but it's definitely working for me, for this project.

With James Brewerton having completed painting the next unit on the French roster (they are due to arrive this coming week), I'm glad I have got up to date with my basing backlog!

I'm mindful that I haven't yet presented the promised battle report from the Altenkirchen game played recently, but it's not forgotten (I'll do it when I get chance!), but thanks to all who regularly pop by this blog, and thank you for your continued interest and comments.
Cheers for now...

13 comments:

Der Alte Fritz said...

Another gorgeous regiment. I enjoy watching your collection grow.

Jim

Heinz-Ulrich von Boffke said...

I think these are my favorites so far. Lovely!

Best Regards,

Stokes

Anonymous said...

Awesome! This is a superb unit... I think my favourite so far too.
Austin.

Carlo Pagano said...

These are quite wonderful Phil - beauftifully painted by Mark and you are spot on in terms of the look of the basing. Those Mark Allen flags are quite spectacular!

Phil said...

Great looking regiment, very impressive!

tidders said...

Another lovely regiment - I like your basing scheme

-- Allan

Phil said...

Thank you gentlemen.
Appreciate your comments.
Phil

Paul Robinson said...

And a very nice unit they make too.

John Ray said...

Phil, Thank you for sharing your project with all the members of the AMG forum.
Great looking Regiment.

John

Phil said...

Thanks again, Paul and John.
John, it's a pleasure to share the progress of the project on the AMG forum - a place of lively and valuable wargaming chat!
Phil

John Ray said...

Phil, I am really pleased that AMG book owners have embraced the forum and created a friendly hobby community.

John

Graham C said...

Very impressive, it's all looking good

James Fisher, FINS said...

Right royal beauties Phil!