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Author Topic: Cat's Silver Bayonet (Naples 7th Real Africano)  (Read 4549 times)

Offline Grumpy Gnome

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Re: Cat's Silver Bayonet (Pixies, Black Dogs, Rat Clues)
« Reply #45 on: December 21, 2021, 12:46:42 AM »
Looking good mate. Good tip on the pen, pardon the pun.
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Re: Cat's Silver Bayonet (Pixies, Black Dogs, Rat Clues)
« Reply #46 on: December 21, 2021, 12:48:36 AM »
I use those pens a lot — outlining most everything on all the figures, and drawing in eyes.

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Re: Cat's Silver Bayonet (Naples 7th Real Africano)
« Reply #47 on: January 18, 2022, 11:17:35 PM »
Painting output on this project has slowed a bit over the past month as we've been working on a joint household Japanese model railroad project.  But I have squeezed in some figure painting time around the edges of that.
 
Just wrapped up a large batch of hunters for Naples.  Lots of figure choices for a single unit, or can be fielded as two full units for coöp use or a team in a multi-player game.

The natural choice for Neapolitan hunters is the 7º Reggimento, Real Africano, the best regiment in the worst army!  Originally the French Pioniers Noirs, Haitians and other black troops, the unit was transferred to the new Kingdom of Naples. 

Most Neapolitann soldiers were conscripted peasants and scrapings from the jails who were quite eager to desert at the first opportunity.  My guess is that the men of the 7º stood out because as black men who spoke French with a Haitian accent they would not have had good prospects at trying to hide from the Gendarmie — so soldiering was their best option!

The bulk of the figures are Victrix plastic.  The officer has been awarded the Ordine del Gattopardo, and personally presented with a leopard fur collar by Murat.  The Cornet is the Junior Officer, or commanding Officer of the 2nd unit.  The Porte-aigle is the Veteran Hunter.  The Sappeur and Artillerist are Brigade Games' figures.
 
Friends and family in supporting roles come from a variety of sources.  The Native Scout with halberd and Doctor with lantern are Westwind.  Supernatural Investigator monk is Foundry.  Vivandière is Belt Fed (with stupid wardrobe malfunction fixed with some putty).  And the Occultist is Reaper.
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Offline Grumpy Gnome

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Re: Cat's Silver Bayonet (Naples 7th Real Africano)
« Reply #48 on: January 19, 2022, 12:07:38 PM »
Brilliant! I love it, excellent unit!

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Re: Cat's Silver Bayonet (Naples 7th Real Africano)
« Reply #49 on: January 19, 2022, 03:10:58 PM »
Lovely. Any plans for a Grenadier or two in their white bearskins?
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Re: Cat's Silver Bayonet (Naples 7th Real Africano)
« Reply #50 on: January 19, 2022, 03:27:56 PM »
Lovely. Any plans for a Grenadier or two in their white bearskins?

Thanks!  Just sticking with these figures and the 2 Grenadiers in shakos from the 7º.
 
The basic infantry here are the 4 Voltiguers.  I figure the light infantry companies are the ones most likely to have all the basic loose order skills needed for these skirmishes.

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Re: Cat's Silver Bayonet (Naples 7th Real Africano)
« Reply #51 on: January 19, 2022, 10:22:29 PM »
Excellent additions, squeezed in or otherwise!
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Re: Cat's Silver Bayonet (Naples 7th Real Africano)
« Reply #52 on: January 19, 2022, 10:46:08 PM »
Absolutely brilliant!
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Re: Cat's Silver Bayonet (Naples 7th Real Africano)
« Reply #53 on: January 26, 2022, 04:17:02 PM »
So much neat stuff in this thread!

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Re: Cat's Silver Bayonet (Naples 7th Real Africano)
« Reply #54 on: February 06, 2022, 09:37:45 PM »
cracking stuff.

 

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