THE RAMBLINGS OF A FRENCH CANADIAN WARGAMER

Monday, October 6, 2014

2nd battalion, 1st infantry regiment, Duchy of Warsaw

I recently finished the 2nd battalion of the 1st infantry regiment of the Duchy of Warsaw. You might remember a while ago I painted the 1st battalion. 


For this unit, I decided to use the recently released "Duchy of Warsaw Retreat from Moscow/Campaign gear" from Muraswki Miniatures, which I really like, combined with a mix of campaign and full dress figures, to create a diverse and rag tag bunch. I also used some figures from the new firing line command. As with the rest of my Polish force, they are meant for the 1809 era, specifically for the battle of Raszyn. 


I'm quite pleased with my work on this battalion, I think it is one of my better painted Napoleonic battalion. I'm getting used to Paul Hicks sculpting, which helps. It's weird to say, but before painting Murawski figures my Napoleonic collection was basically all sculpted by the Perrys! I also used this regiment to try different greys and white/beige recipes, as I'm currently looking for a new way to paint white uniforms. I might go with the method I used for the trousers of that grenadier on the far left.


So I now have 2 regiments completed, the 2 battalions of the 1st and 2 battalions of the 8th. Not bad. I intend to work on an artillery battery next and a command stand, and I should have enough to field a brigade for our games. When that is done I'll post a pic of the complete brigade.


Here is my now customary picture of the complete regiment. I love the 1st regiment in 1809, with the yellow facings and the big white flags.


Up next on the historical painting table, either some Canaanites or more Poles. I haven't made up my mind yet.

9 comments:

  1. Splendid, I really like these colors, especially the yellow...excellent work!

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    1. Thanks Phil! The trick is to not use pure yellow (I use a pale ochre instead) ;-)

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  2. I really like the look of these Poles and your brushwork in first rate!

    Well done!

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    1. Thanks Jonathan! Comments always welcomed!

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  3. Very nice job, the yellow is particularly vibrant.

    John

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    1. Thanks John. As mentioned above, its actually a pale ochre. It looks more real than yellow, I find.

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  4. Lovely work Iannick! Like you I really like the yellow facings. After several years away I might have the spirit to get some Napoleonics going again...

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