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Saturday, 15 June 2019

Marshal Ney's command base now complete


The command grouping for Ney is finished now - the third figure is a General de Brigade from the Chief of Staff's department. This extra figure (on the left here) is another Art Miniaturen casting - this time an old, OOP one.


Don't tell us that Old Foy got three postings out of a single figure group, they chorused - has the man no shame at all? Well, I guess not - guilty as charged.

You know what happens to newly-painted troops? - these fellows are bound to meet with a very sticky end at Quatre Bras on Tuesday...

11 comments:

  1. They certainly call to mind the painting in the round in the museum at the Waterloo battlefield. Lovely work!

    Best Regards,

    Stokes

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  2. Looks excellent.
    I'm just picturing him charging British squares while Rod Steiger screams 'what's he doing, what's Ney doing???'

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  3. Glad to see someone else adding the occasional Art Miniaturen figures. I have found them quite nice and a welcome addition when Hinton Hunt or DK figures are unavailable. I have also gotten a few very nice figures from Franznap, but those have yet to make an appearance on my painting table.

    Your command base is splendid and a tour de force of great modeling and painting technique. Love it!

    David (miniature minions)

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  4. Very nicely done indeed, and no shame in squeezing three posts out of a command group like that:)

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  5. A damn fine looking command stand Ney would have loved it himself!

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  6. A splendid base to lead with.

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  7. Very fine. Perhaps he will have better luck at Quatre Bras than his historical counterpart?

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  8. Thank you all, gentlemen - apologies for slow comment response - I'm having more problems with Blogger, and have just been through a day when I could comment on other people blogs, but not on my own. Do you think these computers will catch on?

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  9. Nice little vignette Tony.

    Dan/Ney seems to be riding on straight ahead, unperturbed by the pleadings of his staff.
    GdB: Sir, I beg you, outflank zese Dutchmen on ze right!
    AdC: Mon prince*, we must wait for ze guns to catch up.

    * in classic warfilm fashion, they all speak English with a foreign accent and the odd foreign phrase thrown in.

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