Saturday, 10 April 2010

French Old Guard

Victrix Hard Plastic old guard - Great figures to paint and on the whole I'm pretty happy with the result.


  1. You should be happy - they turned out great! Nice work. Dean

  2. bloody nicely done mate..bloody nice..

  3. They look great as do the rest of the figures you have painted up.

    Which Rules will you be using for Napoleonic Wargaming?

    Happy Painting,


  4. Allen, Maybe you can help with this... I've been painting away madly but still haven't plumbed for one rule set or another, any suggestions? I read some good things about black powder, but some bad things about Napoleon. I'm realy not wanting to get bogged down with book keeping and want it to be fun to play but with a feel for the period? Asking too much??

  5. Thanks guys for your kind comments, since posting these i'm now taking more care on the painting, knowing that any missed bits will stick out like a sore thumb, the bad thing is its slowing me down, i'm toiling to get the French Dragoons off the launch pad!!

  6. Hi,

    I'm in the same boat as you. I have read any rules reviews I can find. At the moment I am leaning towards Lasalle. The only problem I have found so far is that some of the more experienced Napoleonic gamers are "experts" and only seem to like rules that need endless tables and take days to play. Some are even hostile to new Napoleonic wargamers - the TMP forums.

    Lasalle plays in 2-3 hours while still allowing 12-18 units each on table. Alot of players seem to like Lasalle.

    Blackpowder seems popular also. Sorry I cannot be more helpful.

    Cheers Allan

  7. Very impressive work - I think I'll give these guys a try for my French Army


  8. Yeah great work, love all those grey mo's, makes me feel like I could have been an Old guard Grenadier, well if I grew a mo it would be grey anyway.