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

Monday 16 December 2019

A Song of Drums and Shako's... A few new toys.



Greetings...


As Alan and Michael Perry have now posted images of the (few) new French plastics I have painted on their Facebook page...


https://www.facebook.com/perryminiatures/photos/pcb.2411565008965591/2411561762299249/?type=3&theatre


I can now show a couple of pictures of my own...





I have painted these up as Voltigeurs and Grenadiers from The Chasseures de Montagne ...


I have always liked this uniform... I feel that the rich red brown and the sky blue go really well together...
And I have always fancied expanding my small Song of Drums and Shako's collection into the Spanish Peninsular...


There are a few more on the painting desk...
I have chosen to base these on round bases as they match with the way Alan Perry has done his...


All the best    Aly

36 comments:

  1. One cannot go wrong with French voltigeurs or grenadiers. They look wonderful.

    Best Regards,

    Stokes

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  2. Looking great! I love that uniform too.

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    1. Thank you Nathan...
      It is a lovely colour combination....

      All the best. Aly

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  3. Great new figures from the lads and excellent painting from yourself too.

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    1. Thank you Stuart...
      ‘Tis a splendid set of toys.

      All the best. Aly

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    1. Hopefully they will strike fear into their enemies... once I paint some up that is..


      All the best. Aly

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  5. Lovely minis and painting. I also like combination of the rich brown with sky blue, which reminds me that I still have one more regiment of Austrian Grenzers to paint! :-)

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    1. Thank you Jan.

      Somewhat unsurprisingly I am also fond of the Austrian Grenzer uniform ;-)

      All the best. Aly

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  6. Apart from the fact that they are vile plastic abominations those are very nicely painted.

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    1. Thank you Dave...
      Manly metal they may not be... but they are very nice toys.

      All the best. Aly

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  7. Fine figures well rendered: very impressive! (from another appreciator of the brown/blue combination, as also found among Grenzers)

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  8. Excellent - I also have a soft spot for this regiment. For no particular reason (other than perversity?) I also like to trot out the Garde de Paris in northern Spanish wargames. Mind you, I also have a liking for the Chasseurs Britanniques, so I am definitely odd.

    Lovely painting. I have the Drums and Shakos books, but have never tried a game.

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    1. Thank you Tony...
      I also have some Garde de Paris on the painting desk.
      I really like Drums and Shakos... you don’t need many miniatures and it gives you an enjoyable game.

      All the best. Aly

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  9. Beautiful work Aly everybody has a soft spot for French Napoleonics đź‘Ť

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  10. Very fine brushwork sir!

    Cheers
    Matt
    French Wargame Holidays

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  11. Lovely paint work on some nice looking plastic French which I will no doubt get as I don't fancy any more of the victrix plastics for the period, really, really fiddly, a little too detailed for wargames figures and you've done a great job on these chaps!
    Best Iain

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    1. Thank you Iain...
      They are lovely little toys and not to painful to assemble.

      All the best. Aly

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  12. Damn! All this eye candy is making me twitchy...I can feel a spend coming on!

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    1. Well... with Alan making all the effort to design them...it would be rude not to buy a few... ;-)

      All the best. Aly

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  13. Those are wonderful looking figures. It makes me want to buy some.

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    1. Thank you Jim...
      You know you want them.... just one box... and then the others... ;-)

      All the best. Aly

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  14. Very nice work on those, I may try to pick some of these up myself over the coming months.

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    1. Thank you Paul...

      I do like the way that The Perrys are releasing a ‘Unit’ box and a ‘skirmish’ box... it gives you a few more options.

      All the best. Aly

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  15. Looks like you have been busy in my absence from the blogosphere Aly....I won't go and comment on all the posts I have missed but I particularly like the WSS parade!

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    1. Thank you Keith...

      Good to see you back.

      All the best. Aly

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