To start the new year, a battalion of the French Grenadier Garde has been deployed to Idaeus Fons by Ethership! As an elite, well equipped unit it musters 36 Guardsmen and Officers.
|"Mon dieu! Tre magnifique!" say the swooning Mesdemoiselles!
The 36 figs will be deployed in 3 units of 12 men using our Men Who Would Be Kings rules, spending the extra points to make them both Fierce and Well Disciplined.
|Allons enfants de la patrie,
Le jour de gloire est arrivé !
|Their features are wonderfully sculpted -
doing them some measure of justice was a challenge!
Models are by Great War Miniatures, from their Crimean War range, and distributed via Northstar. Painted in classic triad style - no speed/contrast paints were harmed in the making of this unit. I also discovered a new technique for painting small buttons - a toothpick!
|A Brigade Commander's view of their march to Victory!
These are the first Guard figs I've painted for any era - hopefully they pass muster! :-)