Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Eureka Miniatures Early French Voltigeurs


OK, I'm one tiny step closer towards the goal of building that Early French army I've always wanted to have . First goal is to build an all Eureka Brigade of four battalions, an artillery battery and some skirmishers. So, I'm about  halfway now. We'll see how to proceed from there but I definitely need a cavalry plan as well, and it not easy finding the right models.

Figures are Eureka's grenediers. I only had to cut off the grenades from the cartridge pouch for them to be used as Voltigeurs.

I've added them to the slowly growing French gallery for those who want more pictures.




19 comments:

  1. Once again, those figures are really wonderful...great work Mike!
    Phil.

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  2. I would suggest the Perry Plastic hussars as the have abundant head variations that cover the whole period as one cavalry solution. Those skirmishers are very nice indeed Mike.

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    1. Good suggestion, thx. I have two boxes of those but I would also like some heavy cav.

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  3. Very handsome unit of voltigeurs. Do you find that the figures are sculpted with the bicorne worn too high on the head?
    Jon

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    1. Interesting point. I thought about that but when I saw them in the flesh it is not so obvious than it is in a picture. There are only two or so figs the range that I think the bicorne is sculpted too high. It does not bother me as is not noticable on the table as they are part of a larger unit.

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  4. Very good work, I love the early Napoleonic war period

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  5. Lovely job Michael, I've not really seen much of Eureka's miniatures before and these look great bags of character and animation.

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  6. Greate looking unit Michael !

    Best regards Michael

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  7. Very nicely painted indeed, and the Eureka figures come up well. I've just started on a similar army as well, but mostly Front Rank figures (for the GdB Austerlitz scenarios). This earlier period really seems to be taking off.

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  8. Really fantastic work Michael and darn inspiring!!

    Christopher

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  9. Fantastic work Mike! Eureka do make some wonderful figures!

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  10. Once again, fantastic work!

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  11. Great stuff Michael! I really like the casting of the fellow lunging with the bayonet.

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  12. Nice figures even if some of them seem to have a very narrow neck. May be it's because I'm used to paint Front Rank figures where every part of the body is large. Very well painted as usual.
    For the heavy cavalry, I'd suggest the Perry's french cuirassiers. They're just superb with very dynamic poses.
    P@+

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