Saturday, 13 September 2014

French Napoleonic Genie

Inspired by Westphalia Miniatures production of the French Genie wagon and members, I quickly painted up four of the six available poses (the other two await to work with the Perry pontooniers?)

uniform note: I have repainted the facings in black with red piping and have added white cuirass belts.

It is mounted on my regular sized stand and so could be used as an combat element. For a contested river crossings perhaps?



Here is the link to their website: Westphalia Miniatures

and the posing inspiration from the picture in their gallery:gallery photo


14 comments:

  1. What a great looking piece, will be great on the board

    Ian

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    1. Now to make a scenario for which it is essential!
      thanks for the comment
      ...DougH

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  2. Very original and well made! Great looking piece for the gaming table!

    Greetings
    Peter

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    1. Thanks for the kind comment, Peter.
      take care,
      ...DougH

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  3. Nice work on these, Doug. I've had my eye on this set - someday, maybe - if I ever get back to Napoleonics.

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    1. Ours is an easy way for Napoleonics, a whole corps with only 40 figures; one box of Perry plastics.
      With one gun model and crew, a spare officer as the General, you have grand entertainment for a whole game, Dean.
      It does not have to be thousands of figures. :-)
      Next convention join us for a game, you will be convinced!
      cheers,
      ...DougH

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  4. Excellent painting and presentation. I use the linked piece on our badajoz table.

    Thanks,

    Kawe

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    1. Wow, a nice comment from the man himself!
      Thank you. A very nice model.

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  5. Inspired and excellent work, congrats!!

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    1. Thank you, Phil.
      Now to find a useful place for it on the tabletop!
      cheers

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  6. Marvellous Doug! The figures are nicely animated and you've really brought them to life!

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    1. The very nicely sculpted and proportioned figures do help. I was very much taken by the vignette on the Westphalia Miniatures site and could not come up with another "story" to be told and so this one is of a determined crew to get the job started despite enemy sniper fire.
      Thank you for the nice comment.
      cheers,
      ...DougH

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