Ok a quick note before I am off on holiday… I managed to finish the two extra minis for the Napoleon base. A Carabinier officer and a General. Sorry for the sloppy photos, I had already packed the tri-pod away.
Both minis were kept quiet simple. I painted the Maréchal / General mini up as a General. By the time of Waterloo Napoleon was short on Maréchals so I did not want another one besides Soult on the base. I also gave him a black crest to his bicorne to depict him as a staff general as opposed to a commanding general.
The Carabinier officer gave me some headaches. They were supposed to wear their light blue uniforms on campaign. But while in the presence of the Emperor (as this one clearly is) they were supposed to wear their whites. No big problem. Except I got a feeling that all this white and polished plate would make him stand out on the base and I did not want that (see my notes about visual weight in the previous post). So I gave him a dark scabbard to break that up. Did not really break it up, but now that the minis are glued to the base, he does not really draw attention. Phew!!!
So this is it. No more updates from me for about two weeks. I am off to the land of the Glens and Lochs. Time for the others in the Challenge to catch up! 😉