|A group photo of some of the French.
|Close up of some of the stands.
|A command element. there were three stands like this.
|First I cut them out of their stands. these Voltigeurs will form a skrimish line on each V&B stand.
|The figures are largely from the HaT 1808 -1812 French Line Infantry set.
|I then start to figure out where the figures will go on their new home.
I am basing them up for use with Volley and Bayonet, as a way of quickly getting some usable french forces on the tabletop. After the success I had with putting a wash over my second hand WW2 Italians, I was curious to see if I could do something similar with other second hand figures. I present the following for you to judge:
|Two French stands without benefit of washing.
|The French on the left have received a wash of GW Devlan Mud
|Front view of the almost finished stand.
|The rear view of the French stand,
|Side view. The printed paper flag was washed too!
|I followed advice from the Archduke and used ink on the coloured edges of the flag to remove the white cut edge.
Overall I am very pleased with the results achieved from recycling these figures - and from the looks of it it seems that some of these figures are on at least their third rebasing! With luck I should be able to get another two V&B bases with command figures on them, and enough figures to do another four.