Sunday, 20 April 2014

Garde Imperiale

Finished at last – the 2nd Regiment de Grenadiers-a-Pied de la Garde Imperiale.

Deployed in line - a splendid sight!

 In case you forgot - click here to see how they used to look.

This unit is made up of 20 x FN/23 Grenadier (firing), 1 x FN/27 Officer (marching), 1 x FN/28 Grenadier Sergeant (marching) – all vintage Hinton Hunt figures. It turns out that the standard bearer and drummer are from US maker The Replacement Depot a contemporary of Hinton Hunt who appear to have borrowed quite heavily from Marcus Hinton’s work.

Just to prove that I don't just paint the fronts!

 The Emperor leads the Guard forward.

A very welcome (if slightly overdue) addition to the French order of battle. There are rumours that the Emperor may soon be taking the entire Grand Armee eastwards...

18 comments:

Michael said...

Fantastic work Ian, well worth the wait.

Matt said...

Absolutely marvelous! Well worth the wait. If they do head east make sure they wrap up. Gets a tad chilly I have heard.

Stryker said...

Thanks lads!

Matt, they are hoping to make the trip east during May so it should be nice and warm...

MSFoy said...

Now there's posh! - lovely job, Ian - well worth elite status.

Stryker said...

Thanks Tony - I forgot to take a pic of Cambronne with them!

Markus Schenk said...

Great work. I really like tahtblack lining style.

Stryker said...

Thanks Markus, it's quite fiddly work but I think the result is worth the effort.

the Archduke said...

Respect from Vienna. What a magnificent unit. Just shows it's never worth rushing.....

'Lee. said...

Superb! Long time coming but well worth the wait :-) Look forward to seeing them in action.

Lee.

Anonymous said...

Excellent work, look forward to seeing them in action, beating the Russians I hope.

Paul

Stryker said...

Thanks lads - the emperor is feeling quietly confident about the forthcoming scrap with the Russians now the guard are here!

lewisgunner said...

Well, as long as they are not trailing round with British allies!!!
Roy

James Fisher, FINS said...

They look great Ian and they seem to have come together so quickly too. Excellent.

Stryker said...

Roy - I can promise no British Allies this time (except possibly Nassau) it will be 100% pure French!

James - yes, very quick for me!

Rafael Pardo said...

Excelent job!
Rafa

Phil said...

Abosulty beautiful!!

Noverre man said...

Ian If you are the tabletop sale tomorrow, please make a point of saying hi. have a few more goodies for you.
Regards Douglas

Stryker said...

Hi Douglas - No I'm not off anywhere tomorrow (not sure where the sale is?). The goodies sound intriguing so please drop me an email using the address on my profile (my old email is defunct!)
Cheers
Ian