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

Monday, 8 March 2021

Shiny Napoleonics... Regiment D’ Issembourg.

 Greetings...

Just before Xmas a little package of toys dropped through the letterbox...

These were some lovely early Lamming French...

All the way from New Zealand courtesy of my chum Matthew (aka Wellington Man).


These are a lot more delicate that the later Lamming ranges and looking at them I began to think that they would make rather nice Light Infantry.
And then I thought Regiment D’Issembourg... Sky blue uniforms with yellow facings... what’s not to like.


Typically when you start looking for a uniform there seems to be more than one variation to choose from...
I decided to go for this one... 
Okay the coat tails on the miniatures are probably a bit on the long side and I had to alter the gaiters and the cuffs... This wasn’t too painful as I left the tails alone and the detail was fine enough that it just took a bit of light filing and a couple of coats of thick paint to get the result I was looking for.





The Uniform is... Wargames Foundry... Sky Blue 21B
The Belts are... Citadel... Corax White.
The Facings are... Wargames Foundry... Ochre 4B
The Piping is... Citadel... Pallid Wych Flesh.
The Muskets and Packs are... Citadel... Mournfang Brown.
The Greatcoat is... Citadel... Administration Grey.
As usual everything was given a wash of Aly’s Brown Liquid and re-highlighted with the original colours.
The belts were brought up to pure White.




I must say that I really enjoyed painting these and I am very pleased with the results.

The painting mojo has taken a bit of a dip recently... but it is starting to come back and hopefully things will pick up I the next few weeks.

All the best.  Aly



47 comments:

  1. Impressive work, Aly! This is not regiment present in any of my Napoleonic armies.

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    1. Thank you Jonathan...
      You definitely need it...😀

      All the best. Aly

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  2. Both charming and inspiring: going through a bit of the doldrums in the hobby/painting mojo as well. Seeing these (and your Prussian Frewilliger in the previous) provides a nice boost to get things rolling again.

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    1. Thank you Ed...
      I think it’s a case a of the lockdown blues... however I have had my first vaccination jab and it’s been a sunny day... so here’s to a brighter year.
      And of course lots of shiny toys.

      All the best. Aly

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  3. They have come out very nicely Aly...I think I too painted this regiment a few years ago using Front Rank figures

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    1. Thank you Keith...
      It’s a lovely uniform... so worth having.

      All the best. Aly

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  4. A cracking unit and glad to read I'm not the only one having painting mojo issues!

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    1. Thank you Steve...
      You are certainly not alone...

      All the best. Aly

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  5. I’ve always wanted to paint this regiment Aly. They look so brilliant and you’ve captured the colours wonderfully as per usual.

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    1. Thank you Carlo...
      Get painting old chap... they are certainly worth the effort.

      All the best. Aly

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  6. A beautiful looking unit.

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  7. Very nice shiny old things! I like the choice of uniform colours. Glad the mojo has resurfaced for you!

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    1. A bit like you and me then 😂...
      It’s a particularly pretty uniform... hopefully my mood will brighten with the good weather...

      All the best. Aly

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  8. Excellent as usual. My own Napoleonic forces are currently in the doldrums due to Ancients and Pulp taking over for now so it's nice to see your stuff - sort of keeps me in touch with the period!

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    1. Thank you Rob...
      I’ve been enjoying your Pulp adventures.

      All the best. Aly

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    2. Thank you. We aim to please.

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  9. Lovely work Aly....and when you take a closer look at the unpainted figures the transformation is amazing. A totally new and refreshed unit which I feel is quite rewarding 👍

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    1. Thank you Matt...
      It was a fun transformation.. I had good material to work from.

      All the best. Aly

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  10. Shiny and beautiful, great looking Naps!

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  11. Wonderful figures and a very fine regiment.

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    1. Thank you Mark...
      A fine and pretty regiment indeed ...

      All the best. Aly

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  12. Yep, just the thing. Lovely castings and brushwork.

    Best Regards,

    Stokes

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  13. Lovely, lovely, lovely. Wellington Man was kind enough to work out a trade with me, so I too, have a regiment of Lamming Grenadiers awaiting paint. I was thinking a regiment of combined French Grenadiers, but seeing your powder blue dandies puts me in mind of doing something more fancy. Westphalian or Saxon Grenadier Guards maybe?

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    1. Thank you David...
      Lammings are very forgiving miniatures...

      Go for the glamour... you know it makes sense.

      All the best. Aly

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  14. Shiny light blue beautifully rendered, what's not to like.

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    1. Thank you Phil.

      What’s not to like indeed.

      All the best. Aly

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  15. Delightful and distinctive! ( But can they dice?)

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    1. Thank you Ross...
      If I am in command... they are doomed 😁

      All the best. Aly

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    1. 😁 You know you want some Tony...

      All the best. Aly

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  17. Very nice, sky blue and yellow is always a rather fetching combination.

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    1. Thank you Warburton...
      It is indeed an attractive combination.

      All the best. Aly

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  18. You've done them very proud indeed. Just lovely.
    All the best
    Matthew

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  19. Lovely looking unit, and one I must add! :)

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    1. Thank you Mark...
      They are to pretty to leave out.

      All the best. Aly

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  20. A most impressive looking unit!

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  21. Ooh missed these,shiny Napoleonic loveliness!
    Best Iain

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  22. Beautiful little figures and a great paint job. Congratulations on a wonderful new unit for your army.

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