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Earsling

Napoleonics - Part 1 - French/Allies Line Infantry

by Earsling Feb 8, 2018
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Printed some of these scaled down on a resin printer (21% vertical 28% other dimensions to make them slightly chunkier) and working really well at 6mm. (Except separate horses tails, but ca't have everything)

Mr. Earsling,

you did a fantastic Job on all of your Napoleonic and Marlborough figures!
It took me several testprints, a new noozle and a different PLA Filament, but now I get the result I wanted.
I hope I will find the time tonight for test-painting the first figures.

I will not go begging for different units till I will have painted a bunch of the availables. But as your bases are all have a "standard size", it would be great to get a set of movement trays for Infantry and Cavalry ;)

Thank you so much for all of your work and great designs. I really love this figures!

Best regards,
Andreas

Thanks for the comments, and glad the designs have got you optimizing your printer! I'd be glad to see the photos when you've hit the paint pots. Good luck.
For info the next couple of releases will be Russians, followed by Prussians and some Austrians

Cheers

The Earsling

Hello,

I have thrown paint on a few test figures to find a way to show the uniform details I want and being fast enough to finish a unit in two or three sessions. I think they came out ok and they will look better if they lined up in Battalions.
I love the simple look of the horses, reminds me on old time toy soldiers. These designs are so great and I'm looking forward to everything else you will add to this collection.
But one more request. Is it possible to add another flagbearer to your infantry sets? One with a simple hole in his hands and without flag (like on the Chevauleger Lancers) to give him an own flagpole ? It would make things so much easier for me if I don't have to cut and drill every flagbearer to give him a pole.

Thank you for thinking about it ;-)

Best regards,
Andreas

Added a test flag bearer with no flag/standard to the French line infantry. Let me know how you get on with it. If it's Ok I'll add one across the other ranges

Cheers

Yes, it's something I have been thinking about , but the design was because I'm not wild about painting flags! Easy enough to do though.....

Hello,

the testprint came out fine. I usually using a 1mm rod of plastic for flag poles and the hole is exactly in this size. The figure holds the flag perfectly without glue! Great Job! Pictures will follow after the paintjob is done.

Why painting flags? I'm printing them. There are several websites with flags for wargamers (try for example warflag.com or napflags.com).
I'm lucky to own a colour laser printer which makes the colours very vibrant. The colours are also water-resistant, so you can use PVA glue and you don't have to worry to touch them with wet fingers.
I will print some for you and send them by mail if you want try it.

Best regards,
Andreas

Very pleasant and good job !
Felicitations from France !

Great Job!

for these very first files I have two little improvement suggestions.
The flag bearer should be an officer (without backpack). The actual flag bearer figure would give a great NCO if you would put a musket on his right arm.

Best regards,
Andreas

Thanks for the comments. I have removed the backpack but not sure I get the bit about the right hand / left hand. I am trying to minimise the detail required because a) I'm trying to make the figs relatively generic, and b) I'm trying to promote a 'get 'em on the table and start moving' approach as an escape from games where I've spent the evening staring at the ceiling while two opponents discuss the number of buttons on a tirailleur's tunic !
But please continue to let me know when I'm going wrong !