Nevertheless I have managed a bit here and there. A few sepoys for the Sikh Wars project and these fellows.
Well half of them anyway.
|Polish Lancers of The French Imperial Guard.30mm|
Most are Stadden 30mm with a single Willie (stop giggling at the back there !) while the Trumpeter is an old Minifig 30mm on a refurbished Willie horse. The poor creature needed a new tail which was provided by a broken Old Glory horse from my spares box.
As regular readers will have gathered these are going into the "Shinyloo" "retro" collection and when possible will be used along with "Charge!" rules for smallish Napoleonic games.
|From the Front.|
The whole idea of this project has always been a sort of pastiche of and homage to wargaming in the 1960s and 70s. Back in the 1970s when I started, I may have ogled and lusted after Stadden and Willie 30mm but simply could not afford the price tag. Even 25mm metal in any quantity being beyond my pocket until the late 1970s. Back then 30mm were usually 3 times the price of the then 25mm (28mm being an invention of the mid 1990s of course) so it was not until comparatively recently that I managed to amass a decent collection of these models- most bought secondhand and some in shocking condition , picked up at shows initially and more recently on ebay.
|Two more views of the same unit.|
So these Lancers and the Minifigs General (who although painted as French may not be so but since he arrived French albeit battered I thought it better for him to stay French ) will join the forces of Napoleon Shinyparte to hopefully once again try conclusions with the Duke of Wellyboot across the tabe in my groups local pub...... Not today though. The whole look is deliberately retro even to using retro style scenery where I can- old Britians and Merit Trees for example with some even older- but refurbished Britians farm haystacks and Johillco metal hedges
|The venerable Minifigs 30mm General.|
|An older shot- when the collection was much smaller - but showing the Britain's trees.|