Tuesday, April 6, 2021

Thomas Francis Meagher

Raven Banner Games continues to impress me with their cold-weather 28mm ACW line. This sculpt portrays Brigadier General Thomas Meagher, the Irish patriot who raised and commanded the Irish Brigade.





 

Meagher has always been a fascinating character to me. I walked the route of the Irish Brigade at Antietam, and the site of Meagher's death is not far from my home.

Monday, April 5, 2021

15mm French Guard Cavalry

John will have a whopping five regiments of guard cavalry in his French army! It was a lot of fun to paint these, and I went all out, taking my time on every fine detail.



Chasseurs a Cheval






Polish Lancers






Mamelukes






Dragoons






Grenadiers a Cheval






Next up are the French generals, and they will complete the mounted element of John's French army! Today I priming artillery and crews. Can the infantry be far behind?


 

Friday, February 26, 2021

15mm Saxon Cavalry

John's French army will have two regiments of Saxon cavalry, the Prinz Albert Chevauxleger and the von Zastrow Cuirassiers. I have always wanted to paint both of these regiments, and they did not disappoint!










 Tomorrow I will start painting the French Imperial Guard!

Tuesday, February 23, 2021

15mm Polish Hussars

These are the 13th Polish Hussars. To get the proper plumes, I used Brunswick hussar figures. I am very pleased with how they turned out!







 

I have two regiments of Saxon cavalry to finish before I move on to the French Imperial Guard.

Saturday, February 20, 2021

15mm Polish Lancers

Once I completed the 40mm ACW commission, I was free to return to the 15mm Napoleonics. These 24 Polish Lancers are a colorful bunch!


2nd Uhlans







8th Uhlans







Both Regiments

 

I have Polish hussars up next, then Saxon horse.

Sunday, January 31, 2021

More 40mm ACW Rebel Infantry

With these 125 figures, the 40mm ACW commission is complete! Carl provided some cloth flags for this batch. A few Foundry command figures are mixed into the firing regiments, and sharp-eyed readers will find a golden retriever and German shepherd mixed in with the troops.





















 Now back to your regularly scheduled 15mm Napoleonic programing.