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I'm Dave and live in Morpeth, Northumberland in the UK.
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I am a painter/collector of figures first and a wargamer second. My thrill in this great hobby of ours is to place that final well researched & painted unit into the cabinet. The actual gaming with the figures is an important but secondary experience, we all like to win, but it isn't the be all and end all of it, being with good friends and having fun is.
Hope you will enjoy reading this blog as much as I will writing in it.
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Dave.

Thursday, 20 June 2019

28mm Levee en mass figures.

Having pre ordered these additions to my French revolutionary collection a while back the Levee en Mass 28mm battalion pack from The Emperor Toads Emporium arrived a couple of weeks ago. Given that my wife and I  have been sunning ourselves in Rhodes for a week I am pleased to say that I got these chaps painted up pretty quickly.
The castings are clean nicely cut, by which I mean creases folds etc have some depth which makes painting very straightforward. I would place them halfway between Old Glory and Perry's in that respect but the thing that catches the eye is the tremendous variety in the figures you get. In a battalion of thirty six figures you'd be lucky to find more than two the same, quite unknown in my experience. They were a joy to paint. I got them as a pre order so though they may not be on the website yet contact these guys and I'm sure they will sort you out.
I have been collecting French Revolutionary figures for twenty years or so and I'm pretty excited about this range as the manufacturers do seem to be concentrating on expanding throughout the period, keep it going chaps.
Here are some pictures:















Another of these and one Austrian line to paint up.
Dave.

10 comments:

  1. A great variety of poses as you say, which is very noticeable, even when en masse. Great paint job on the striped cloth:)

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    1. Cheers Steve, shit man you were quick off the mark with a comment!
      Dave.

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  2. Nicely varied, lovely painting!
    Best Iain

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  3. Wonderful work - those stripes are most impressive!

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  4. Very impressive Dave. Must start on mine but side tracked by Sikhs! This entire range is a beauty to paint.

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    1. Always fancied the Sikh war Colin, very pretty but must restrain myself!
      Dave.

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  5. Terrific looking unit and I love what you've done with the clothing colours and design. Inspirational. If I didn't have so many other armies on the go I've leap right into the period.

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    1. Very kind mate, the period is just different enough from Napoleonics but still really colourful.

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  6. Great work Dave. The variety of poses is top notch

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