Sunday 21 July 2019

Compagnie de Sapeurs-Mineurs

My Napoleonic project continues, very much in the background, but it does continue. These lovely Victrix conversions by Lionel Bechara represent the company of 113 sappers/miners at Waterloo. Later this summer, they will join the lovely Garde minis that Lionel and David Imrie painted for the Waterloo Replayed project. 

Some might say that a French Napoleonic army that is around 65% Garde is a little top-heavy, but I have a cunning long-term plan for their employment...

Saturday 23 March 2019

Grognards II

The Imrie/Bechara Grenadiers are progressing!

Below are the Chasseurs, based some years ago. I've decided to go with smaller battalions, which will make gaming more practical, and should enable me to get three or four divisions, a side, on a big table.

Sunday 2 December 2018

Grognards 1

La Garde; a joint project with David Imrie and Lionel Bechara. These chaps will eventually be going to the big Waterloo anniversary do in Glagsow in the summer (Image link lost).

Wednesday 17 October 2018

Nothing to see here.... yet

...but I have been buying painted Napoleonic Miniatures again, and have some units in production. :-)

PS Still waiting for plastic Russians in long greatcoats. Perry, Warlord or someone else pretty please????

Sunday 17 September 2017

My very own Spanish interlude

Almost three years gone... and my Spanish Ulcer is still playing up. Although I've not based any more minis, I've recently bought a couple of hundred more painted French Ligne and Garde and some artillery and allies. I am waiting, fingers crossed, for some helpful Nottingham-based manufacturer to bring out some plastic Russians in greatcoats (and for a gap to open in my gaming schedules!). Hopefully I'll post again before 2020.... :-)

Tuesday 13 January 2015


I had a very big push in December on my French Ligne, and by Christmas I managed to get four more battalions painted and based (although not flocked), bringing my total to six. My objective is to get eight battalions ready, and a battery of guns, and call it a division. Most of the minis were painted by others, some by David Davies and others are from eBay, which I heavily overpainted. I also based three battalions of young guard and half a regiment of hussars (not shown), so it was a productive pre-Festive period! Alas I had very little time for photography.

Monday 8 December 2014

Marie-Louises V - War of Attrittion

Despite their apparent simplicity, these have eaten up so much of my precious painting time!  But I will not be beaten.  Last night a grinding painting session finished these 81 minis (33 of whom were painted by David Davies) barring backpacks.  I will need to paint another 18 to field 3 battalions. You'll note that I have mounted a GMB standard and two Fanions.

Below are three of the Marie-Louise recruits.  These are Warlord plastics with a mix of Warlord and Perry heads. I have really taken to this set from Warlord, and expect to use a lot more of them in due course.