Wednesday, 24 March 2010

My First 15mm French Command Bases

Completed two command bases. I obtained about 200 40mm diameter Poker chips/tokens from ASDA for £2, not a bad deal, although with three figures they look abit crowded. The first is Marshal Murat a figure by Fantassin with a AB ADC. I got Murat from a friend (thanks Paul!). I enjoyed painting him and I'm reasonably pleased with how he turned out but white uniforms certainly presents a challenge, so I think it will be a while before I start off an Austrian army. Murat is now ready to lead the light cavalry to glory! I may order some AB cuirassiers sometime in June to provide the heavies.
The second one is that of Marshal Grouchy with a hussar ADC and General. The uniform I chose for Grouchy is the one below. I used one of the AB generals but filed down his boots so it looks like he has shoes. Now I can use him for my 100 days campaign...can imagine him saying "do we march to the sound of the guns or what?!?"


  1. Very Nice Ken,
    Glad the wee fancy dressed man was of use to you!

  2. Cheers Paul,
    Yep, I read somewhere that Napoleon nicknamed him after a famous clown (who also liked to dress up)