While tinkering with smaller scales, I have also been plugging away at around 100 AB Miniatures mounted French officers. My Napoleonic French army was one of the first I painted, way back before the turn of the century, and I find it in need of a face lift!
With the first few stands I am trying out some more ornate scatter on the bases. What do you think? Is it too much? Usually I save the grass tufts for 28mm figures.
Here we have a corps command stand with Nansouty in full cuirassier rig. On his right is a senior officer of the 2nd Hussars. On his left is an aide de camp to a divisional commander. I wanted this base to work for when Nansouty commanded the I Cavalry Corps in 1812.
The three singly mounted officers are colonels of the 5th Hussars, 7th Hussars, and Guard Horse Artillery.
Looking forward to seeing these in person.ReplyDelete
Not long now!Delete
They look great Scott and I use grass tufts on my 15mm so I vote keep the grass tufts!ReplyDelete
We will have to see how they look on the rank and file, but I do like them on the commanders.Delete
I've started using tufts on my 15/18mm figures, particularly officers as there is often a lot of space on their base. Your painting has really brought the figures to life. The HA officer is one of my favourites.ReplyDelete
Thanks! Yes, the artillery officer is a great figure. I really enjoyed that one!Delete
I also use tufts on my 15/18mm figures. I usually limit it to a single tuft somewhat in the center of a rank and file stand, a couple tufts on command stands.ReplyDelete
I think that is what I will try too.Delete