Tuesday, 26 February 2013

French wounded (1)

Posting time has been short of late, so while I work up a couple of longer posts here's a quick something I painted last week.  This is a set from the quite excellent Westfalia Miniatures, who produce a whole load of rather nice late Napoleonic sets that are well away from "mainstream" fare.  This set represents a couple of peasants dragging away a wounded French fusilier on a type of wheelbarrow.  I think the inspiration comes from the German campaigns of 1813, but I see no particular reason why this vignette cannot be added to my 1815 collection.  The French casualty looks like he's wearing an unbuttoned 1812 Bardin jacket, but as I recently noted with some Foundry French infantry it can sometimes be difficult to tell whether the figures are wearing pre- or post-1812 uniform.   He's sitting on straw and being wheeled by a couple of civilian types.  The engravings pictured on the Westfalia Miniatures site show women pulling the wheelbarrows, so I added some thread to represent rope.  The sculpting of this set is superb, and the Paul Hicks figures have very characterful faces.  The farmhouse in the background of the photos is from Paul Darnell of Touching History (an excellent model-maker who is much missed from the wargaming scene).

3 figures. Painted February 2013.


11 comments:

Der Alte Fritz said...

That is a really cool vignette and very well painted Giles. Paul Hicks made the figures? The man is a sculpting machine .

Dalauppror said...

Very nice !!!

Love the "extras" that give life to the gaming table.

Best regards Michael

Christopher(aka Axebreaker) said...

What a wonderful little vignette Giles!

Christopher

Michael Awdry said...

What a delightful piece of work, great job Sir.

warpaintjj said...

He's lovely! Although to me he looks like he's snoring in peaceful slumber! Great vignette,
best wishes
JJ

Phil said...

I do like this! Very nice work, a fantastic stand!
Phil.

Capt Bill said...

Very neat, indeed!

Silver Whistle said...

I will have to check WM out, they are great little figures which you have brought to life with your painting.
Cheers,
Pat.

paulalba said...

lovely little scene Giles,
Kawe and the guys have released some cracking little sets, if only he would do them in 18mm (especially the Prussian stuff) for us smallscalers!

David said...

I like these, Giles. A nice little addition to the set up.

Mericanach said...

Brilliant. I really do need to get around to ordering these.