David Bickley's Wargames Blog

The occassional ramblings of an average gamer, journeyman painter, indifferent modeller, games designer, sometime writer for Wargames Illustrated and host of games in GHQ.

Wednesday, 12 June 2019

French and British artillery for the SYW

As I mentioned in an earlier Blog entry, I've been painting up some additional artillery for my SYW collection. The British crews were a gift from George Anderson and I've paired them with a couple of Foundry guns I had. The French, which are also by Eagle Miniatures, I bought by post as the British figures fitted right in with my Foundry figures. Turned out to be a bit of a mistake because the French figures are tiny by comparison, as you can see ~
The guns themselves though are nice models and paint up easily. They come with some assorted extras to make the scene more convincing. I toyed with the idea of replacing the French gun crew with Foundry figures, but in the end I couldn't really justify the additional expense. I'm hoping in the game we won't notice it so much!



The next run of painting is a bit mix and match. I've got a War of 1812 American infantry unit in summer kit in progress at present; probably they will be followed by the first of my Perry Miniatures AWI marching southern militia units and then perhaps some Casting Room/Foundry Italian Was light cavalry. Then there are the recently arrived Front Rank Hessian additions I might be tempted by! We shall see how it goes, hands and eye permitting...

17 comments:

  1. Nicely painted, diminutive French gun crews ( and their larger British opponents) I guess they are unlikely to be stationed next to their well fed Brits on the table!
    Best Iain

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    1. You must admit the size discrepancy is odd to day the least from the same company.

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  2. I think it comes to "Small, Dougal and Far Away" as Father Ted would have it. Or as Andy Dove of the Little Soldier used to put it, size differences don't matter if the painting style is the same and the figures are in different units

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    1. They are done now and must do.

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    2. Exactly so, and they do look good. I confess to a touch of envy.

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  3. A real shame as the French crew are nicely animated, mine don't stand out too much against the Front Rank crews. Nice work.

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    1. They are about Perry height I noticed as I had some AWI on the go at the same time.

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  4. Why they are not Hobbits at all. Nicely finished and will not look out of place on the table I'm sure.

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  5. Thumbs up, splendid colors!

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  6. Lovely toys David...
    The French aren’t too small...
    They are just further away... I know... I’ll get my coat...;-)

    All the best. Aly

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  7. Fancy looking artillery David and the size difference shouldn't matter. Well done!

    Christopher

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    1. Thanks Christopher, they will have to do now anyway!

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