Wednesday, March 21, 2018

French Marshalls and High Staff - Part II

Here is the second part of my post about the French Marshalls:

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A few unnamed command bases, representing anonymous commanders:

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This one below was supposed to be Ney, according to the description on the Strelets box, but since I already had a mounted version of him, I chose to use this model to represent an unidentified Marshall, so I can use him as any Marshall I happen to need, for which I don't have a specific command base.

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Same with this one below, which should be Bessieres, but I already painted a dismounted version of him, so this one here will be another anonymous Marshall for when I need one.

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I like this model of the surgeon, which allowed me to paint something I don't usually do in Napoleonics. I almost never paint blood on my napoelonics, I like to keep the appearence of actual war, pain and suffering away from my armies - this is supposed to be fun, I don't want to be constantly reminded of the gruesome nature of reality. Still, in this case I thought it'd be too unrealistic if a surgeon had no blood stains on his apron!

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This one below was actually a dismounted version of Davout. Since I chose to paint the mounted version of him, and his features are too characteristic to simply be painted as somebody else, I instead converted the model, using a head from another sculpt in the set, to come up with another unnamed Marshall.

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For those wondering about my Napoleon, I already had one, from Italeri, which is a better sculpt than those of Strelets, which where too cartoony, with excessively oversized heads, so I stick with my original Emperor:

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3 comments:

  1. I lift my hat in honor of this wonderful work!

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  2. A splendid selection of vignettes

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  3. I love these, Mateus! And trust me, you can never have too many anonymous Marshals and Generals!

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