28mm French Old Guard (Victrix and Front Rank)

Today’s update is two units I painted over a year ago and have finally got some better shots of. What French army is complete without battalions of Old Guard Infantry? None I say! First off, a battalion of Victrix Old Guard Grenadiers. These are plastic and while superb miniatures, I fret more than Napoleon did about committing them battle.

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Secondly, a battalion of Chasseurs-a-Pied. These are excellent Front Rank miniatures and were, in my opinion, some of the better figures in the Front Rank catalogue before Alec started doing the recent Reinforcement Packs.

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9 thoughts on “28mm French Old Guard (Victrix and Front Rank)”

    1. Thanks – I have not done much on my French in the past year – been concentrating on the British and Spanish. More stuff coming….

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  1. Hi Brian

    After many years I am about to start painting my first Old Guard Grenadiers & Chasseurs ( Front Rank of course ). Can you tell me please after seeing yours on TMP what is the thing on top of the blankets that looks like a Vienna Roll ? thanks mate.

    Regards Wayne ( Aussie solo gamer, these days unfortunately )

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    1. Thanks for the comment Wayne. They carried a bicorne for undress. It was stored on top of the rolled greatcoat in a blue and white striped fabric bag (at least according to a lot of illustrations I have seen). I think that answers your questions.
      Cheers

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