Monday, 5 June 2017

Sharp practice, part 1

It is time for a temporary change of project, of more modest (i.e. manageable) size. At the local wargames club (which I have joined recently) 28mm Sharp Practice 2 is played, while 28mm 'grand manner' games aren't. therefore it makes sense for me to paint up a French skirmish side, for which I have drawn some plans and started working on already.

There will be:
- four 8-strong fusiliers units
- two 6-strong voltigeurs units
- two foot officers
- one fusilier NCO

47 miniatures in total. We shall see if, in time, I add a cavalry unit, or a gun; a drummer or a flag bearer. I have chosen the pre-1812 Perry Miniatures range. Fusiliers will all be part of the 2nd company of their regiment - the pompoms will be blue - which makes sense if I one day add a flag (since it is carried by the 2nd company of the battalion).

I have painted the first 10 men already this May. Which allows a closer look at the Perry Miniatures FN158 pack (fusiliers, march attack). A nice diversity of poses, I think.

FN158 pack, front view

FN158 pack, back view
And a few group shots of the first fusiliers unit, lead by an NCO and a captain. Wow, these took longer to paint than anticipated. So much lining! I almost miss greatcoats! But they really look good.

NCO and captain
first unit done!

2 comments:

  1. Nice looking unit. I'm planning to do Sharp Practice too once I finish my second British Division for the Peninsular War. Going to do AWI though for a change. Bought a collection of figures from a forum sales page, some done, some started, most bare metal and picked up some plastic sprues from Warlords current sale to round them out.

    Tony.

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    1. Thanks Antony, and best of luck with your project!

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