Wargaming the Seven Years War with 40mm miniatures, done by: Johann-Peter Scheck and Anselm Scheck

Sunday, April 29, 2018

Gardes françaises and their grumpy general


Now, the wonderful Trident miniatures of the French Guards are finished. A brave and victorious elite regiment, as everybody knows after the battle of Fontenoy, and now ready for duty in our summer battle first weekend in July.
It´s a rarely seen range of Trident, but each figure is a masterpiece and also a challenge to paint - including the parts to glue. But it worths the effort.
I am thinking on doing the - identical uniforms - of the Swiss Guards, which had the inverse colors.

































And here comes the grumpy Monsieur le général with his apanage. He even dismounted of his horse to lead the lame infanterists.  Fortunately, he has someone who cares on his horse.
The figures are Trident (general, standard), Sash&Saber, Irregular Miniatures and Manske.




17 comments:

  1. Peter,

    Very nice sculpts, exquisitely painted. You must be very pleased with this regiment.
    Regards
    John

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    1. Oh John, indeed, they are the pride of my French army and I will spare them in the battle against the Prussian attacks! Thank you for your words.
      Peter

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  2. Quel plaisir renouvelé à chacun de tes articles, c'est beau, très bien réalisé, superbement photographié...on touche à la perfection!

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    1. Merci Phil, c´était le soleil de l´après-midi avancé qui m´a aidé avec und bonne lumière.. Toujours ravi quand tu passes par ici!
      Merci, Peter

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  3. Brilliant. A real masterpiece of a regiment.

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    1. Thank you Robbie! Sometimes I think they match better in front of a palace architecture than on a battle field..
      Peter

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  4. Great stuff the enteral does look a tad grumpy!

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    1. Yes, it was accidentally during the painting - I don't know. But I like his visage..
      Thank you very much for posting! Peter

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  5. They look every mm like the Gardes that they are. Well done!

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  6. Beautiful and full of period character, well done.

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    1. Thank you, Chris! I think to place them better into the gardens of Versailles than in the dirt of the battle...
      Peter

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  7. Wonderful unit, you treat us once again, thank you

    Paul

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    1. Thank you so much, Paul!!
      It´s a joy to have you here.
      Peter

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  8. Cher Peter! J'ai visité votre site mais je n'ai pas trouvé de mises à jour. A l'occasion de votre message je viens de rentrer sur votre site et je trouve de nombreux reportages de cette année que j'avais raté. Ils sont magnifiques comme toujours, je vais consacrer du temps à leur rendre visite et à en profiter. Un gros câlin de la lointaine République Argentine, Carlos

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    1. Merci mon cher Carlos - je suis très heureux de te retrouver ici - meme si je dois te chercher par ton sur blog, que j´aime particulièrement!! Tu es toujours bienvenu et tes mots me touchent très fort. Merci beaucoup!
      Peter

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  9. Ces figures sont magnifiques et très bien peintes. En particulier, l'officier est excellent. Le drapeau est génial. Les photos, comme toujours, sans pareil!

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