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Taken the plunge. . . & the French are done. . .

February 23, 2010 Leave a comment

French core is all painted and based. (Pics soon, it’s raining here so the light is worse than usual.) That is 4 conscript units, 3 veteran units, 1 dragoon unit, 1 battery, 10 SK figures, and 3 commanders. These guys can attack or defend. Flags are still a ways off since I want to order French and British flags from GMB all at once and the price adds up quickly. (Please don’t let that discourage anyone though. They are definitely worth saving for!).

I picked up a box of Victrix highlanders this weekend and will start painting tartans for a British guard list. I can do 2 large units of guard with a box of victrix centre company highlanders and 2 blisters of perry flank company highlanders. 70 figures for approximately $50 is really cheap. I’m definitely looking forward to the victrix British artillery arriving.

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GMB Flags – Finally a Website

February 15, 2010 5 comments

Title says it all.  GMB finally has a website. . . with pictures!  Here is a link.

http://www.salespartners.co.uk/

EDIT: I was just informed (Thanks DJoker!) that the site is still a work in progress as Graham (the master artist, if you will, behind GMB) continues to work on his website.  In the meantime feel free to email him at GMBDesigns@blueyonder.co.uk

Many people might wonder why I am so excited when I, living in the US, could just order the flags from Triangle Miniatures.  Unfortunately, the one order I placed with Triangle Miniatures turned into a three month debockle,  that ended with a call to my credit card company.  Since then I have ordered from the Perrys, Front Rank, and now GMB without any issue.  I would recommend to anyone that they forgo ordering from Triangle and order direct.  You will be much happier with the service!

A quick photo lifted from DJoker’s blog.  Checkout his blog if you haven’t already seen it.  Here is a link to his review of these terrific flags.

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Been a while

February 11, 2010 2 comments

First let me apologize for the long hiatus from posting.  To be honest, I have enrolled in a graduate program and time, not to paint, but to photograph painted miniatures half decently, is at a real premium.  I also don’t have a real photo setup, so often find the pictures lacking.  Even so I wanted to get these up in the hope of getting some other people excited about finishing their Lasalle armies.

Anyway, here is a core French force with with additional 2 attacking units (1 Vet. & 1 Conscript) as well as the additional commander attacking offers.  The attacking units still need to get based, the paint is probably still drying as I type.  The SK bases and officers need a bit of paint as well.  Work was nice enough to call a snow day tomorrow and I hope to have the figures painted tomorrow.

Veteran Infantry

Conscript Infantry

Artillery, Officers (WIP), and SK Stands (WIP)

Dragoons

Casualty Figures

I saw on TMP that the Perry Bros are releasing Hussars and Dragoons.  Here is the plan for beefing out this army: a reserve battalion of plastic dragoons and a reserve battalion that consists of 1 large unit of Vistula Lancers (horses are already painted and lancers are primed!) and 1 Large Unit of plastic Hussars.  I know that this isn’t in the Lasalle rulebook, but I’ll work on mocking up a high quality pdf.  Think of the Flames of War online websites, except mine won’t be legal for anything….

And a teaser.  I finished the first rank of a Spanish core.  These guys are defenders, through and through, so I am not even planning on painting the attacking portion.  These guys were painted in 4 days, so don’t look too close. 🙂

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