Monday, July 20, 2009

General Guerchy and Aide

Presenting the commander of my French forces General Guerchy and his as yet unnamed Aid-de-Camp. Both are 15mm Old Glory figures from their French Generals pack. I am not sure what the general is telling his aide but the expression on the aide's face is abject terror.

For the command stand I copied an idea from the Koenig Krieg web-site and added a fence to the stand. The aide's uniform is fairly standard for French aides, however I wanted General Guerchy to stand out so I opted for a white coat with red accents as generals had no regulation uniform in the French army at this time.

I favor round washer bases for my generals, the fence was made out of some hobby sticks that I cut the edges to roughen up. The base is covered with renaissance ink flocking gel and woodland scenic flock for the bushes, grass and static grass.
Here is a rear view of the generals, I like the details of the lace on the pockets.

This is the first black horse I have painted. I highlighted the horse with a dark blue-gray, I felt the dark horse contrasted with the generals white uniform.

Shot of General Guerchy's expression and the fence. I am not sure what color the fence would have been, natural wood perhaps, but for aesthetic reasons with the dark horses I opted for a gray fence. I hope to finish another French infantry regiment this week.

My brother-in-law has planned a wonderful trip to Gettysburg in a couple of weeks so I am currently re-reading some of my books and may make a diversion to some ACW minis.


ColCampbell50 said...

Very nicely done figures.

The gray fence does look like it has been out in the weather for a while. I'd leave it just like it is.


MurdocK said...

gray is good for the 'old' wood look.

Stokes Schwartz said...

Agreed! Your general and ADC look stunning on their scenic base, and they color of the weathered fence looks just fine. Great work!

Best Regards,


Bluebear Jeff said...

I totally agree as to the fence.

This is a lovely little vignette . . . and I do like the black horse for the white-coated general.

Nicely done, sir.

-- Jeff

Fitz-Badger said...

Wow! You have outdone yourself! I agree with the other comments, excellent command stand vignette, and the fence looks fine in weathered gray.

andygamer said...

There are fences all over Gettysburg, so ask your brother-in-law to photograph some of them. And you'll find that they weather grey similar to your model.


You could always run a "Guess-what-the-boss-just-said" competition.

The good General and his aide look excellent, the fence is a nice touch too.


Prinz Geoffrey said...

Thank you guys for the compliments.