ALY MORRISON'S "BUTTERFLY" ADVENTURES IN THE WORLD OF WARGAMES AND TOY SOLDIERS

Friday, 1 June 2018

Franco-Prussian... Photo shoot.

After the last Franco-Prussian War game we had , I decided to take some 'studio' shots of all my units...


So as a little shiny and colourful refresher after the khaki of the Great War here they are now ... in no particular order.





Hesse-Darmstadt 1st Infantry Regiment... Composed of two large battalions.






 French Foreign Legion provisional regiment... Composed of three medium battalions.




Bavarian Foot Artillery.




Mecklenburg Jager Battalion.




French Marine Infantry Battalion... Part of the Blue Division.




 
French 100th Infantry regiment... Composed of three medium battalions.


French Foot Artillery.



French Command Stand.




Prussian Uhlan Regiment No.16... Composed of a single stand Vidette.




French Chasseurs d'Afrique.





Hesse-Darmstadt 2nd Infantry Regiment... Composed of two large battalions.




French Lancers of the Guard.





 
Brunswick Infantry Regiment... Composed of three medium battalions.




Hesse-Darmstadt 2nd Light Horse Regiment.




French Infantry Legere d'Afrique 1st Battalion.




French Command.




Prussian/German Command.


My infantry units are organized into Small-one stand, Medium-two stands and Large-three stands.
The cavalry are all three stands.


The French are-so far-based loosely around L'Armee D'Afrique.
The Prussians I have-so far-based around the German States.
This will of course change as I find pretty toys to paint...


The miniatures are Spencer Smith Classic Range with a few Stadden's and Willie's


http://www.spencersmithminiatures.co.uk/html/classic.html








All the best   Aly




















 

32 comments:

  1. Now that is a grand looking bunch, Aly! I love a parade.

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    1. Thank you Mark...
      A parade is an excellent way of seeing what you have painted... and still have to paint...
      My Bavarian Infantry are getting very impatient....

      All the best. Aly

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  2. Good looking collection! I love a parade too!

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    1. Thank you Jonathan.
      I need to add some more toys...then have another parade

      All the best. Aly.

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  3. Wonderful army, I have spent an hour studying and comparing to my own efforts and getting a load of ideas and inspiration. I like the textured bases they work much better than I thought they might when I decided to go with plain green paint for my own.

    The Willie and Stadden just add a little icing to the cake.I have just finished a Bavarian command group using the Willie Blucher as General V Tann and Major Maxse from the Crimean as a General officer. Major Maxse also crops up quite a bit as French staff officers a busy and versatile chap.

    Thanks for sharing the lovely photos.

    John

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    1. Thank you John.

      I did a number of trials of different basing... in the end I went for my usual style which matches my terrain boards...
      I think that there is a touch of the Peter Gilder in their look ... which is no bad thing.
      I fear that the Willie and Stadden’s are in danger of becoming forgotten miniatures... we should endeavour to use them more often...the Willie’s especially are so full of charm.

      All the best. Aly.

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  4. An impressive display , I'm a great fan of the Spencer Smith figures.

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    1. Thank you ...
      These are some of my favourite toys... also one of my favourite periods.

      All the best. Aly

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  5. Very impressive in a shiny sort of way!

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    1. Thank you David...
      Shiny doesn’t work for everything... but it works for these.

      All the best. Aly

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  6. An impressive array of beautiful toy soldiers Aly. I'm hoping to do the same with my Hungarian Up-Rising down the track.

    All the best,

    GH

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    1. Thank you Helen...
      The Hungarian Uprising is another colourful and sadly little known period...
      I look forward to seeing this parade.

      All the best. Aly

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  7. What a complete delight. Some of those Willie figures are on my wish list for one day. Especial favourites are the Uhlans and Lancers from your collection but I've enjoyed seeing them all.

    Stephen

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    1. Thank you Stephen...

      All the best. Aly

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  8. A treat and an inspiration!

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  9. A wonderful collection. The nearest i have got is the French in Mexico (i wonder who sculpted that range.... 8-) but the FPW (or indeed FAW) in 30mm is very tempting.

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    1. Thank you DC...
      Now what idiot would make a range of miniatures for the French in Mexico... ;-)

      Dive into that temptation... you know you want to...

      All the best. Aly

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  10. Chock full of shiney goodness!
    Definitely the way to do these figures justice. Lovely.

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    1. Thank you Stuart...

      I have to say it never even crossed my mind to paint them with a matt finish...
      The just say.... shiny...please.

      All the best. Aly

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  11. A lovely shiny collection!
    Best Iain

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  12. Thank you Steve..

    All the best. Aly

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  13. Tremendous! Great choice of units too.

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    1. Thank you Colin...
      I still have Turco’s and Bavarian’s waiting patiently in the lead pile...

      All the best. Aly

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