Saturday, 29 July 2017

Fall in the leapers

I managed to finish basing up the French Voltigeurs this week and here they are.

"Eyes front!"
"About face!"
"Prepare to fire!"
"Get leaping!"

Matt G painted this unit in its first incarnation back in 2011 (click here) and I have brought it up to strength with the addition of a further 6 figures. Hopefully they will finally get some long overdue table time.

15 comments:

Matt said...

Crikey, six years ago. I've probably got undercoated figures still from the same paint desk still!

Stryker said...

Six years but they're looking good Matt!

Wellington Man said...

Lovely, lovely, lovely. You've got Leapers de luxe, there, Ian!
WM

Stryker said...

Thanks WM!

paulalba said...

Lovely, nice to see you adding more and more. Maybe bump into you at claymore if your there?

Mark Dudley said...

They look bonny in yellow and green. This is one of the classic Hinton Hunt poses although I am sure mentioned that some these are DKers.

I have 8 of these HH figures in my Oxfam find.

'Lee. said...

A fine unit Ian.

Stryker said...

Paul - unfortunately won't be at Claymore as heading south of the border that weekend.

Mark - actually these are all vintage HH although some have miscast plumes, a lot of original figure were not exactly A1 castings!

lewisgunner said...

Everyone must have a unit of voltigeurs, rare though they were. Like the unit of Nassau grenadiers of light infantry chasseur elites, and the 1809 units of combined grenadiers and the foot dragoons they must appear in every collector.'s orbat.
Now what do the elite companies in a unit of voltigeurs look like??

caveadsum1471 said...

They look great and only 6 years in the making? Sounds reasonable to me, certainly my time scale at one period!
Best Iain

Stryker said...

Iain - they have matured like a good wine!

Anonymous said...

Am I getting the message that it's worth hanging around the Ilkley Oxfam shop? I've spent many hours of my life wandering forlorn around charity shops and the only time I ever found HHs, they were from my own army, which I had foolishly left at a "friend's" house.........

Stryker said...

I live in hope of finding some of the Hinton Hunt Prussians from my 1974 army languishing in the dusty corner of a charity shop - not very likely!

Mark Dudley said...

I am expecting to see queues of Hinton Hunters camping out overnight equipped with sleeping bags and thermos flasks ready for opening time.

Stryker said...

Don't forget to bring your guitar Mark!