Thursday, January 17, 2013

EVEN MORE NAPOLEONIC REINFORCEMENTS

I have not managed to get to a game this week as I have been busy visiting my father who has been taken into hospital.

Here are some more of my new artillery.  These are French Guard Horse Artillery - the figures are by Elite and were painted by Reinforcements by Post in Bangladesh as a commission. I have ordered some Elite 6pdr guns to replace the Hinchliffe 4pdr guns which I used in the photo.


I sold my Neuchatel canary battalion last month and have replaced it with a second battalion of the Josef Napoleon regiment for my foreign brigade.  I like them as they are colourful, made up of Spanish POWs from Denmark, and their commander in 1812-1813 Baron de Tschudy had an interesting career.  He was born 1774, a French royalist officer, emigrated 1791 and joined Conde's Corps, 1795 joined British service in De Rolls and then the Queens Germans including serving in Egypt, 1802 joined the Portuguese service, 1808 entered French service in the Portuguese Legion after the Portuguese Army surrendered to the French , 1812 became Colonel of the Josef Napoleon Regt, wounded twice in Russia, 1815 went into exile with Louis XVIII and after various commands after the 2nd Restoration died as the Kings Lieutenant of Bayonne in 1834.


Here are some more of my first order of Renedra plastic tents. These are the bell tents based on square 2mm MDF bases from Warbases. I ordered some more of the tents from Renedra 2 days ago and they arrived yesterday.

6 comments:

  1. Hope Bill Senior pulls through.

    Jim

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  2. Jim

    Thanks. Yesterday was a bad day (I will tell you next time I see you) but my dad rallied overnight and certainly seems to have improved today.

    Bill

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  3. Bill hope your Dad is out n active soon ..Peter

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    1. Peter
      Thanks - my dad rallied over the week and got out of hospital yesterday - not bad given he is 91. He is not that active as yet - he was sound asleep when I went to see him yesterday.

      Bill

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  4. my mum was 90 yesterday Bill and drives her own car cuts grass and up ladders etc when we cant catch her-i hope i get a sliver of her genes ;-) my sincerest best wishes to you all and hope the main man is up n ready for roll call asap . peter

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    1. Peter
      Thanks for the good wishes. My dad had to go back into hospital again last night so he was only out for 1 day. Will be there this PM and evening.

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