I took me a while to get my hands on both kits of Napoleon's General Staff, from Strelets. These are out of production, quite rare, and their prices can go a bit high on ebay when they eventually show up there.
They're mostly nice sculpts, with an odd model here and there bearing an excessively oversized head, but the majority of models are good enough for my standards, and are a very needed addition to my collection, given my scarcity of command bases for my french army.
With these, I have 18 more command bases for this army (in addition to my previous 6), enough to play even the most epic battles of Black Powder I could think of!
By the way, Strelets has announced they'll be producing a new set of Napoleon's General Staff, and given how much better their recent sculpts have been, I'm looking forward to such set, and will most likely be adding those to my collection as well!
So, here are my generals. I'm splitting this post in 2 parts, so I can show individual pics of each base without making an exorbitantly long post.
As I have done with other armies, I've tagged some of the bases with names of the personalities they represent. I1ve also used models of other manufactors, such as Hat and Italeri to help "populate" the bases and set the scene.
Most of the horses of the original Strelets boxes I replaced with others from Hat - the Strelets horses from these sets were generally far too poor!
Continue on French Marshalls and High Staff - Part II