Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Victrix French Line Battalion

All of the Dwarf and Catachan action lately had me looking for a change of pace. I have been doing lots of thinking about various historical projects that i would like to do. To help sooth the urge I decided to build some of my Victrix French Line Infantry that I purchased a few months ago. I bought these because they are cool and I have been wanting to do some Napoleonic games. I intend to use them for Black Powder but I might also try some other rules for the period.

Here we have the first battalion assembled. This is a 28 figure unit and will be based on 50mmx40mm bases from Renendra. The bases did not come with the figures. They actually came with my Perry plastic ACW figures but I am using Litko bases for that project.



These are the line Fusiliers. They are a mix of covered and uncovered shakos. I really like the variation that is possible with this kit.

These are the line Voltigeurs. I went with the tall plume on the shakos for these guys because they look cool. I also based them on the 50mmx20mm bases so that they can skirmish.

Lastly we have the line Grenadiers. These are wearing the bearskin cap. I love the look of these guys and it makes me want to get some of the Old Guard Grenadiers...soon.

I have enough figures left in the first box that I should be able to build a second battalion from that box. That means that each battalion costs about $20. That is an unbeatable price for 28mm figures! You really can afford to do very large armies for prices like that. To make things even better the models are some of the best I have ever seen.

Now I need to paint them. I really am not very knowledgeable on the whole Napoleonic uniform thing. Victrix has made this a little easier as there is a nice painting guide on the box and some good color artwork.

Stay tuned for more on this project...

7 comments:

Tom O said...

Good looking figures Robert. We need to talk to see where you plan on taking this project; it will likely push me into doing some 28mm Napoleonics.

If you need some uniform information for Napoleonic armies, let me know because I have some decent reference material.

Drunken Samurai said...

Tom, I am not sure at all where this will go. I really do not know much about the period though I am researching. I don't want to do any campaign that involves the British unless someone else does the British. I really want to do an Austrian army and a Russian army so that will influence things.

Tim Kulinski said...

Rob,

Those look nice man, I may have to venture into this project with you. Hmm someone should not have stopped me from buying British on that trip!

Drunken Samurai said...

If you had really wanted them you would have bought them. I knew at the time it was not what you wanted to do and I said so. I seem to rememeber you thanking me...

Tom O said...

I would like to do some Prussians as well as a force to oppose them I think...just not sure where to start. I do know that I need to finish a few things up first, so this could be a 2012 project for me.

Mike G. said...

Rob, the models looks really nice. How did the assembly go? Were they easy to put together? Any issues? Thanks.

Drunken Samurai said...

The assembly wasn't too bad but not what I would call easy. The arms are the toughest part.