Detail of "The Charge of the Red Lancers on Mercers Troop of RHA" by Chris Collingwood

Tuesday, 18 May 2010

French Porte-Fanions.... a little help here.

Next up for my French is another line battalion, I've started with the figures left over from my first Victrix box and I'm going to add to that greatcoated figures from the Perry plastic box with bicorne head swaps.

The very first figure is a Grenadier sergeant carrying a porte-fanion.

This is where the 'trouble' starts, I am struggling to find decent info about French Porte-Fanions. Google (that old friend) brings up a few pages but they contradict each other as to the colour and any wording of the porte-fanion.

I appeal to any blog-readers out there to send links or help with porte-fanions.

French Line finished except for bases.

This unit seems to have taken ages because I've been doing it around other things. It is a small (24 man) line battalion in bicornes made up of straight out of the box Victrix figures.

I've gone for a march-attack pose for the unit as that screams to me "FRENCH".

The figures are good, the painting so-so but I'll hope to pull the unit together with the basing.

THey carry the colours of the 70th Line (1st Regt) but I think from my next unit I'll use generic colours.

So nearly finished.......

First apologies.

It's been a couple of months since I posted on this blog as I've been busy getting some second World War forces up to date for a big multiplayer game in June. I also must apologise for the quality of pics my 10 year old digital really is starting to show it's age and the digital rather than optical zoom is, in a word, crap.