Tuesday, 7 July 2015

15mm Renaissance french Gendarmes

All based up and ready to kick some Imperialist backsides, or as happened at Pavia, have there backsides kicked! All the flags are the excellent petes paper flags.On the Renaissance front I intend to stick to the same theme and paint some Imperialist cavalry, a unit of 12 mounted heavy German cavalry and 12 heavy Spanish cavalry, so at least that would be the heavy cav types represented!
 





26 comments:

  1. Stunning work Chris! love the colours - blues, reds and purples (lavender) very appealing to the eye!

    I gather this is one Impetvs unit - frontage of 12cm x 6cm (your going for the 25mm figures) frontages but use 15's to have the mass effect? Awesomel!

    cheers,

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    1. Thanks Phil, I am using 50x40mm bases for cav units, which is working very well, I base the front rank of cav to the rear part of base and rear rank cav to the front part of base so you have a bit of extra base at front and rear to add rocks,shrub and grass!

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    2. ah... I see.... great! Thanks for your reply - Cheers!

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    1. Thanks Michael, glad you liked them!

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  3. These look superb Chris, great colours

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    1. Thanks Oli, German and Spanish versions next on my list!

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  4. Fantastic! Painting and basing is just outstanding!

    Christopher

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    1. Thanks Christopher, and nice to see your ACW 15s progressing !

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  5. Lovely stuff Chris!

    Who makes the 15 mil mini's that you've been painting of late? (I haven't had the time to read your blog but have been watching with intent! :>) ).

    Darrell.

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    1. Thanks kindly Darrell,
      The Gendarmes are Essex, Mounted Burgundians Mirliton and the Swiss pike i am finishing of are all Legio heroic, so a mixed bag of manufacturers at moment, and i still haven't decided whos Spanish and landsknechts to use!

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    2. perhaps.. 15mm (18mm) Museum Miniatures for the Landsknechts?

      http://www.museumminiatures.co.uk/pages/prod_landsknecht.html

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    3. Thanks for the input Phil, museum miniatures, minifigs and QRF are the three main companies I have narrowed my search down too, I like the reference to museum minis being more 18mm, seeing Landsknechts are infantry it would make them a bit more imposing(and better to paint)!Do you know how QRFs measure up to museums!!!

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    4. Museum figures are great - but a hit and miss figure ranges (i.e. cavalry) some are big and some are small. I do have the Landsknechts figures (another project sitting on my painting work bench :) and are great to paint, The Museum Landsknechts little big over the Essex,Old glory and Minifigs 15's

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    5. Thanks for the info Phil, i haven't a clue what these manufacturers figures are like, so great to have your input. I will most likely give the museum figs a go, the few images of there figs on there sight do look good, cheers Phil.

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    6. Chris, just put some pictures up on blog of my painted Museum Miniatures Landsknechts for you, just to give you an idea what the figures look like! :o)

      cheers,

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  6. Good grief these are beauties!!

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  7. Absolute first rate painting Chris.
    Great choice of colours.
    Robbie.

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  8. Beautiful unit, and very very nice choice on decorating the bases! Those grey rocks really add to the finish and overall visual impression.

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    1. Thanks very kindly Soren, my basing seems to look better on 15s than 28s!

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  9. Great looking gendarmes, another fantastic job!

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