It feels like ages since I last posted but it was not that long ago really so I have a nice for you. Now I am not a big fan of Napoleonics, something about having tons of troops and cavalry has always put me off it to wargame but I actually do love the period and especially the Sharpe novels and series of films. Anyway I thought it would be nice to change that and being in a bit of a quite period, no games or shows to organise, I have been painting a bit of this and a bit of that in the last week and it is the first of them, Napoleon himself.
Now this is one of those figures from Wargames Illustrated's Moments in War which I got at Partizan the other year for Mrs PK, she has a bit of liking for the old Frenchman and I thought that I would be it up for her.
Now I have gone for that tradition Napoleon look of Imperial Green uniform with the grey overcoat that he is famous for wearing. Now I am not that great on the uniforms, but with a little help of the various books that I have on the Napoleonic Wars I think I have got his uniform right.
Now as for his footman, Mameluk Ali dit Saint Denis, I have got the uniform a bit wrong as he should have a green shirt with a bright red jacket and dark red trousers with his turban being green with gold stars but by the time I had found out it was too late as I had already painted him and to tell the truth I like the way I had painted him.
I have actually enjoyed painting them and I think it is a rather nice little vignette. It is nicely sculpted and fully of character but I dont know who sculpted them. So until next time when there will be some new stuff have a good time.