Despite the disappointment of the Rugby result at the weekend, it's time I showed the first of the completed French infantry battalions.
The Picardie Regiment.
Painted by James Brewerton, flags by Mark Allen, and basing by myself.
Sadly, not a great photo... doesn't do James' painting full justice.
More French figures are on the basing conveyor belt and when complete will allow a small action to take place. And even more have been added to the painting production line. The invasion force is starting to build!
Excellent looking regiment!ReplyDelete
The French look in fine form and those flags are beautiful. Once again, splendid effort, look forward to seeing the collection progress.ReplyDelete
What made you chose 30 figure battalions?
p.s. also like the basing
All looking very fine.ReplyDelete
Agreed on all previous comments. The flag cords too are a nicely done touch.ReplyDelete
They look excellent. Especially the flags.ReplyDelete
Great looking unit PhilReplyDelete
Fab looking unit indeed Phil. Pass on my congrats to James.ReplyDelete
Great stuff and i hope to see them on a wargames table very soon.
A fine looking regiment sir.ReplyDelete
All your comments are much appreciated.
Paul - The reasons for the 30 figure battalions are many and varied… the monster units of 54-60+ figures look brilliant, but I wanted something more practical to allow me to field more units, more brigades, and hence have "bigger" battles on a smaller table area.
I also think that the large battalions look wonderful, until they wheel sideways and reach half way across the tabletop!
I may talk more about unit size and composition in later posts.