Tuesday, December 16, 2014

The Grand Armée

These are the figures that I have for the French. The are all from Perry Miniatures, except Marshal Ney who is from Eureka Miniatures.

The figures were actually painted more than a month ago, but I had not finished the bases. My initial test base for making snow (Baking soda, glue, white paint and water) had not turned out the way I planned.

However several YouTube videos convinced me that this was indeed the way to go, so I made the magic mixture again and put the paste on a few test figures. This result was a lot better, so the next day I started to base all the minis. In truth I ran out before all the figures had been based, so it ended up taking two evenings work. I have left the edge of the base in a light grey as the ruleset I plan on using, makes use of facing and it will be a lot easier to see with a light grey edge.

For the paint job I looked at the lovely painted minis on the Perrys´website and found other pictures via Google. My knowledge of the different uniforms of the different type of troops is limited, sp I needed the images to make sure that the minis look as realistic as possible.

So here you have my Grand Armée figures. I still need to paint 3 French Cavalry figures, but with another 3 figures on my Christmas wish list I decided to wait with those figures as you never know what Santa might bring.


  1. Very nice work on those chaps.
    Good luck with the remaining figures!

  2. Beautiful and very atmospheric!