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Since almost ever, Ive been interested in all things military, historical or fantasy. However it was many years later, during an extended work trip from home and the wife( soon), that I actually did something about it and got into wargaming.

A collegue at work talked me into trying a games workshop 40k and far from the expected nerdy, geek types, I actually met a good bunch. Also dabbled with warhammer and D&D, however it wasn't until I got home to blighty and read a book by Harry Pearson - achtung schweeinehund! that I arrived back at historicals. Harry, if my wife ever finds you, she may kill you....:) Actually shes been extreamly good, to the point of buying me toy soldiers to paint up as gifts. She even helps out. Anyhow with this new bottomless pit of choices of spending my cash ahead of me, I delved straight in and joined a local club. The guildford wargames club and I could not of asked to meet a finer group of gents in helping me out and knowledge. So they are also partly to blame for the numerous projects Ive started and never ever finished. With that all in mind, I decided to post up a blog. Something where I can shove photos and ideas up and hopefully get some feedback from like minded gamers. So - Here goes :)

Thursday, 23 April 2009

The Malburian Project

the Malburian club project. As I said its going to be in 15mm. So first things first, what figures to use. Well the first choice is blackhat miniatures Malburian range, largely because I know the owner and he makes nice stuff. First look at the miniatures, Ive 10 French Inf, 10 Grenadiers and a command set and my impressions are very nice. Well sculptured and proportioned. A litte excess flash, quickly removed and they are ready to go. In comparison to say AB 15's they are a chunkier. This makes the details, far easier to paint up.
Ok as a tester im going to try and paint up in for various regiments. To help with this, Ive used the excellent website http://royalfig.free.fr/index.php?/category/31 and the combined knowledge of my gamers club. To start with Im going to paint a couple of regiments.

AUVERGNE regiment - grey jacket, white leggings and under garment and pink facings
BIGORRE regiment - white jacket, white leggings, light blue under garment and light blue facings]

So here are testers

sorry the files are rather large

Next the command squad


legatus hedlius said...

These look great Keith! Much better than mine. I'm struggling with figures this small!

Steve-the-Wargamer said...

Nice job!