Thursday, 20 October 2016

Some opponents for my 'fine fellows': French Imperial Guard Foot Chasseurs

I had intended to take a short break from my Napoleonic project ... but I hadn't cleared away all my painting gear and the storage box of yet-to-be-renovated French figures was on my tabletop ... so my good intentions came to naught.

As I already had several units of French Imperial Guard Foot Grenadiers in my collection, I decided to do a paint-conversion on some suitable figures in the storage box so that they would be a passable representation of the Imperial Guard Foot Chasseurs. The main differences in the uniforms are that the Imperial Guard Foot Chasseurs have:
  • No metal plate on the front of the bearskin
  • No embroidered fabric panel in the top of the bearskin
  • A bearskin plume that is red over green
  • Epaulettes that are green with red fringes
These changes were quite easy to include when I renovated the figures, and the results can be seen below.



These figures will serve alongside the Imperial Guard Foot Grenadiers in an Imperial Guard Infantry Division in my collection.

8 comments:

  1. Bob,
    The paint conversion works very well- the differences of the Imperial Guard Chasseurs is very discernible. Well done. Regards. KEV.

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    1. Kev,

      I was pleased with the way these figures turned out. The paint conversion was not too difficult to do, but was quite effective.

      All the best,

      Bob

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  2. Glad to see you've left the best until last - vive le emperor!

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    1. Stryker,

      Not quite last; I have a whole load of French figures to renovate and add to my collection, including some Imperial Guard Foot Fusilier Chasseurs.

      All the best,

      Bob

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  3. Ah, that's the thing about Napoleonics isn't it? Once you open the tip you find it is bottomless.

    Luckily they are fine looking fellows so one doesn't mind really.

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    1. Ross Mac,

      Very true. I keep saying to myself 'just one more batch, and then I'll do something else for a while' ... but it never happens!

      That said, I do feel proud of the figures that I have done, and I am really looking forward to using them on the tabletop.

      All the best,

      Bob

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