SYW - French Aide de camp
"Happy New Year" and all the best for all my friends, followers and all of their families.
I hope you all had a lot of fun last night and also that alcohol doesn´t cause too much headaches and pain today.
Following my good headers for 2014 I´m doing my first post on the first day of the new year.
In 2013 my ambitions to wargaming and painting lied fallow a bit and I surely disappointed some of my good fellows and comrades, but resisting the circumstances I hope to do better this year concerning our hobby.
So what I want to do in 2014 is to increase my numbers of units for Maurice.
There are too many units started on my painting desk and as always I don´t have endurance to keep on a certain unit till it´s finished.
Here is a list of units that are already finished:
1st bat. Infantry Rgt. Rouergue
1st bat. Infantry Rgt. LaSarre
2nd bat. Infantry Rgt. LaSarre
2 pcs. French Artillery
1st bat. Infantry Rgt. Freikorps Loudon
2nd bat. Infantry Rgt. Freikorps Loudon
1st bat. Infantry Rgt. Wied-Runkel
2nd bat. Infantry Rgt. Wied-Runkel
1 unit Border Infantry Rgt. Karlstädter Lykaner
1st sqd. Nadasdy Hussards
1 piece Austrian Artillery
1 piece Austrian Command
That´s not to be called a finished army.
And it´s a real shame that I didn´t manage to end up a single unit in 2013 for the last unit I was able to get ready on the wargaming table is the Austrian Border Infantry that I painted up in December 2012.
And my stock of figures got higher while visiting Tactica in Hamburg in February and CRISIS in Antwerp in November 2013.
Here is another list of units I would like to do within the next two or three months.
1st sqd. Dragoons Apchon
(there are only three riders left to do to finish a unit of eight men)
2nd bat. Infantry Rgt. Rouergue
1 piece French Command
1 piece Austrian Artillery
Not too much to be done within this amount of time you might think, but for me it would be a great progress compared to the performance I did in 2013.
So - whining is enough.
Here is my first figure for 2014 - a start for 2014 is set and done.
This figure is an Aide de camp for my French Army for "Maurice".
It can be used as Notable which are a part of the extented rules of "Maurice".
The figure itself is from FrontRank, the manufacturer who has a great share of my miniatures of SYW. I like the style Alec Brown did on these figures very much.
The photographs are not too good but also not too bad.
The light is not perfect but I didn´t take the pictures in my common place there I have two lights and so exposures would have been much better.
So - I´m hoping to be able to do another post very soon.
Stay clean and wealthy ;)