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"Originally Chasseurs, Or Chasseurs A Pied (“On Foot”), Were Light-Infantry Regiments."


“Courage isn't having the strength to go on - it is going on when you don't have strength.”

This 28mm scale metal model is sold by “Wargames Foundry", and these days can be purchased as part of the identical eight-figure FN054 - Light Infantry Chasseurs Advancing blister. However, I actually found this miniature in a packet of ten Perry Twin sculpts labelled Chasseurs In Campaign Dress Advancing, whilst searching through a long-thought lost pile of lead, and am rather ashamed to say that it dates back as far as my earliest days in the hobby - probably some twenty-three years ago.


The Frenchman was originally primed using a combination of "Vallejo" Surface Primer Black and "Citadel" Abaddon Black, before rather roughly pigmenting his uniform and cuffs with "Vallejo" Heavy Blue and "Citadel" Drakenhof Nightshade, I then 'picked out' the soldier's numerous leather straps using a couple of layers of White Star by "Two Thin Coats" and 'muddied' these areas up a little with some heavily watered-down "Citadel" Agrax Earthshade.

"Wargames Foundry" WIPs - Two Russians, a British Rifleman and French Chasseur

With arguably the biggest hurdle of the Chasseur overcome, I became patiently applying a little "Vallejo" Heavy Grey and "Citadel" Biel-Tan Green to his epaulettes and sabre-briquet ribbon, "Vallejo" Gold to parts of the trooper's sword and pure "Citadel" Abbadon Black to the his cartridge pouch. In addition I painted the miniature's back-pack and gun-stock with "Vallejo" Heavy Sienna and "Citadel" Agrax Earthshade, and his bedroll in "Vallejo" Sombre Grey and "Citadel" Nuln Oil.


Trying to follow the official paint scheme on the Newark-based company's website to the letter, I gave model's shako covering a lick of "Vallejo" Heavy Brown and sploshed it with "Citadel" Agrax Earthshade. Plus dolloped the figure's plume with "Two Thin Coats" Skulker Yellow, darkened it with "Citadel" Reikland Fleshshade and re-lightened it with (more) "Two Thin Coats" Skulker Yellow. As a last touch, I carefully dry-brushed the main uniform with some extra "Vallejo" Heavy Blue to bring out some of the sculpt's details.

"Games Workshop" WIPs - Klonk the squig is slowly being progressed

Sticking with my Napoleonic project I have also made some progress on four more Nineteenth Century soldiers by "Wargames Foundry", including a second French Chasseur. This quartet's purpose is essentially to help me start doubling up the figures within each of my planned squads for "Xenos Rampant" by "Osprey Games". Though I might occasionally use a few of them as (more) "single model units" in order to play some 30 point or even 36 point skirmish games.


Furthermore, I've finally knuckled down to getting some serious paint on my 28mm multi-piece plastic Klonk by "Games Workshop". I had hoped to paint the squig alongside its master, Zoggrok Anvilsmasha, last month. But simply ran out of time, courtesy of my sudden distraction with the Nottingham-based company's "Middle Earth Strategy Battle Game" range. Considering how reasonably straightforward the model is though, I now aim to get the legendary Ironjawz smith's pet finished within the next few hobby sessions...

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wargamesterrainworkshop
wargamesterrainworkshop
2023年11月12日

Great progress on all your Naps Simon, and good progress on the Squig, I always found this one to be a little flat in the sculpt, but that's a personal preference of mine.

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Blaxkleric
Blaxkleric
2023年11月12日
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Cheers Dave. The Chasseurs are a complicated sculpt, imho, so I was pleased to get this pilot piece finished at last. They are time-consuming though, so I doubt the entire ten-figure blister will be finished any time soon.

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undercoat2670
2023年11月05日

Nice work on the French Chasseur. I am not surprised they are slower to paint than the Nazgul as they are packed with detail. But it is worth the effort as he looks tremendous.

Squigs are awesome! They are a great GW creation as this one looks superb. You can't beat a good squig so looking forward to seeing him and his owner finished.

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Blaxkleric
Blaxkleric
2023年11月05日
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Thanks Undercoat. There's an incredible amount of detail on the Chasseur, despite me selecting various straps to simply 'lose' within the main colour for his baggage and tunic. I think ten of them split across two five-man skirmisher units (for skirmish) and a ten-man skirmish line (for Black Powder) will look excellent.


Klonk is now finished and should be posted up soon. Not sure when I'll be able to get around to Zoggrok Anvilsmasha though. Probably he's a miniature for 2024..? 😐

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Michał Kucharski
Michał Kucharski
2023年11月03日
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Another great looking stuff sir!

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Blaxkleric
Blaxkleric
2023年11月04日
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Cheers Michal. Much appreciated.

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ゲスト
2023年11月03日

Lovely rapid work on your chasseur, he looks very dashing, as you aren't planning on mass battles I guess it makes sense to get rid of your Victrix figures, although they do paint up well I find? The nuln oil kid will be missed on the Analogue Hobbies painting challenge but I do understand, I will be reducing my total if I do it as I found it to be a bit too much pressure last year, I guess it made me reach my total but I'm pretty consistent all year round!

Best Iain caveadsum1471

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Blaxkleric
Blaxkleric
2023年11月03日
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Thanks Iain. I've got another nine of the Chasseurs to paint and that should eventually give me two Recon Units of 5 models each for the French. I'm hoping if I can keep the project up over the next few years to start getting close to some mass battles, but time will undoubtedly tell.


I think a four-month challenge to clear as much of my previously-started stuff as I can will be far better for my hobby than 500-points of new figures etc, hence the decision. Plus I really want to start posting 2-3 BatReps per month next year, as they help my hobby mojo enormously.

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