samedi 1 avril 2017

8th Neapolitan Line Regiment

As I already explained in another post, I sometimes paint some Napoleonic troops (but it doesn't last long :)). And I try to paint regiments that you don't see every day, so I used Hät 1812 french fusiliers to represent a Neapolitan regiment, the 8th Line, with pink facing colors.

These troops were involved in the Peninsula campaign. Poor men... No wonder the desertion rate was very high.

I took the pictures this morning, before the rain came back, it was necessary to have a sunny light to evoke the dry spanish climate.

All minis by Hät, except for the flag bearer by Accurate (flag poorly printed from an image found on the net, sadly I don't remember where, so sorry for the credit, correct me if you can).

EDIT: I just found the source of the flag, I printed it from www.warflag.com, so its author is Alan Pendlebury. Thank you Alan !
















15 commentaires:

  1. Very nice phil, great metal work!.

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  2. Excellent and certainly not common. Well done!

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  3. Excellent timing, Phil! You inspire in turn as I was just thinking I would do some of the foreign troops in French service in Spain.
    It would be nice to know the source of the flag.
    I seem to remember reading somewhere that these guys still wore the bicorne early on in Spain - that would be a fun addition if true.

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    1. Hi Bill, thank you for your comment. I just searched on the net, and I found my source, here it is:
      http://www.warflag.com/napflags/flaghtml/naples.htm
      I will edit my post to add the right credit.

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  4. Les figurines et la présentation sont vraiment superbes, mention spéciale aux traces de boue sur les vêtements, j'ai toujours du mal à le faire une fois la figurines finie...et c'est tellement plus réaliste!

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    1. Merci Phil. Tout dépend de ce que l'on veut représenter: des unités en actions, ou un défilé en grande tenue ? Je préfère globalement la première option... mais parfois on ne trouve que des figurines en grande tenue, arg! Alors on mélange de tout ça et puis voilà :)

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  5. It is often when the artistic paintbrush is taken up and applied that the poses become very interesting to the eye of the viewer who might well be inspired to paint their own in turn.

    Splendid painting style on these tiny Hat figures. BB

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  6. Lovely bunch of napoleonic troops.
    Best Iain

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  7. hi
    liebe die grauen manthel
    und deren verschmuztung
    klasse

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