THE INDEPENDENT WARGAMES GROUP.
Being a Journal of views, prejudices,ideas and photographs of wargaming not just nationwide, but hopefully world wide.The name IWG was adopted in the early 1980's in response to the then dominant Wargames Research Group, but things have moved on,and wargaming appears to be in somewhat of a Golden Age, so sit back and hopefully enjoy my rantings.
Monday, 29 February 2016
New French Regiments.
I finally based the two French line regiments that Tony Runkee painted for me. I opted to buy the figures from Elite Miniatures, because it seemed to me that they were loosely based on the Gilder's Connoisseur ranges. Certainly the Napoleonic's are, but I have my doubts about their Seven Years War ranges. I had hoped that if they were similar to the Gilder style, Tony could really work his magic on them. I must admit that I was disappointed when the metal came as they seemed clunky and quite crude. Luckily Tony was still able to do a wonderful job on them, although he admitted that he had found them difficult to bring to life.
I dont think my camera does the figures justice to be fair, as Tony clearly put a lot of effort into the figures.I dont normally commission figures, too expensive, and I do enjoy painting, but Tony does a wonderful paint job, so I think it was worth the money.