Monday, 23 March 2020

More Grenadiers

I’ve managed to finish the grenadiers for the 24th Line which just leaves the command figures to paint. The officer here is part of the grenadier company rather than the unit command, he is a lovely vintage casting of FN/236 French infantry of the line 1807/12, Grenadier Officer (marching).

I think that the Hinton Hunt French marching grenadier figures are amongst the finest of Marcus Hinton’s sculpts and it has started me thinking about the unit of Old Guard grenadiers that have been languishing in the lead pile far too long.

Hopefully I’ll get the remaining three figures for this unit completed in the next day or so.

18 comments:

the Archduke said...

Yes, with you on the superiority of the marching grenadiers. Clearly you have in mind the Hungarians....I do admire the crispness of these chaps. Look forward to seeing the 24me in battle.

Stryker said...

Nigel, actually the Austrian grenadiers are pretty good too!

Rob said...

Nice work and good progress - they'll be ready pretty soon at this rate.

Wellington Man said...

Lovely work, Ian! I can vouch for the marching OGGs too if you're feeling the urge at last. They're absolutely gorgeous figures.

All the best

Matthew

Matt said...

You are right, these are mighty fine looking fellows.

Stryker said...

Thanks for the comments chaps!

KEV. Robertson. said...

Hi IAN- super painting there of the Grenadiers- well done! I'm about to start painting my British Foot Guards for my MARS 1860- hope to have them on the games table soon. Cheers. KEV.

Anonymous said...

Excellent looking troops, look to seeing them in action.

Regards

Paul

MSFoy said...

Super job, Ian - these gentlemen will be getting troublesome if they are confined to barracks for too long - you'll have to take some photos of training exercises.

Aly Morrison said...

Lovely toys indeed Ian...

All the best. Aly

Mark Nichipor said...

Beautiful figure and outstanding paint job.

Stryker said...

Thanks Kev, I'm looking forward to seeing your Grenadiers!

Stryker said...

Tony, once their based there will of course be photos!

Stryker said...

Thanks Paul, Aly and Mark, comments always appreciated!

Mark Dudley said...

It good to see that the Grenadier company are wearing their parade ground uniforms amongst the sea of grey greatcoats.

This unit is going to look interesting once its fully mustered.

Anonymous said...

More Old Guard! Fortunately I have plenty of Prussian Guard battalions in reserve.

Goya

Stryker said...

Mark, yes in many ways I prefer my composite units and you never know quite what they will look like until finally based.

Stryker said...

Sorry Goya but I can't leave these figures any longer as they deserve a lick of paint!