Saturday, 20 January 2018

Stretcher Bearers

The Perrys have created wonderful vignettes including a few ‘casualty’ scenes which I have painted.  The Russian one (link: post ) was built around their Apothecary Wagon to which I added their wounded.  The French Larrey’s wagon is marvellous (link: photo ).  Their ACW wagon (link: Perry site) I converted some of the figures to create one for the Belgian contingent of the 100 Days Campaign (link: my post ).

And so I wanted to continue the theme for my other contingents of Napoleonic armies.  So far no Prussian offerings.  Sigh.
For the British also nothing era related.  The new range of Cape War does offer a stretcher party. (link: photo ) I could work with that.








original Perry model from their website.
While the cuffs are wrong, that was easily remedied with removal and the lace painted on. The coat tails are longer but I left those; as too the rolled blanket-pack which I merely painted black to match the trotter style packs of the rest of my British collection. The very era looking heads or caps were cut off to be replaced with correct plastic versions.  I liked the stovepipe look better so went with those as they were used at Waterloo by some British and Hanoverian regiments.


While probably more just for eye-candy for the tabletop and fill in some of the open spaces, it could be employed to identify the zone of retreat for the army should it be required.

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  1. Great work. I think little vignettes like this can add a hell of a lot. Still a big fan of your field hospital and pioneers vignettes.

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    1. Thanks for the encouraging praise. I do think the battlefield bits do make the table realistically cluttered and thus visually appealing. This conversion makes now two out-of-era vignettes made for the Napoleonics. As we enjoy them so much, I really must continue to look "outside the box" for more ideas.
      cheers

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  2. More fun pieces for the table! Yet another great conversion Doug.

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    1. As I really do enjoy creating them, I will continue to search for other such conversion possibilities.
      They fill up the more open areas of the tabletop to hopefully make a better looking game.
      Thanks for the kind praise.

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    1. Thanks Phil again for the kind word. Again, it was fun to complete.

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  4. Fantastic work, Doug. I always love to see extra character added to the table, and as you say it can make for a great way to replace what would otherwise be a cardboard or other marker!

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    1. Yes, as you point out, if we just used card markers, one might as well just play a boardgame.
      thanks for the kind comment.

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  5. Really nice conversion work Doug!

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    1. Thanks. It was quick and fun to do. The Perry sculpts are always good to work with.

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