Monday, May 4, 2015

Early War French Infantry - WWI



An now for something different.....These fine bunch of fellows I have just finished painting are some WWI Early War French from Renegade Miniatures. I often thought the French during this period have been very unrepresented in war gaming circles as I have not often seen them battle out against the dreaded 'Hun' for sometime. So I decided to purchase a few and paint something different for a change. I have completed twenty five so far with two machine gun teams and a platoon of Senegalese colonial troops to finish the project. Hopefully they will not take too long. Once finished they will be thrown into the front line and hopefully push old 'Frizie' back. 


I was going to place some grass and other bits on the bases but after dry brushing them I think they might be ok....however I am open for suggestions.


                                           Company HQ - Capt, Major and Sgt Major


The men










13 comments:

Carlo said...

Beautiful work Nathan, you can understand why they changed their uniforms so quickly as it is hard to slip quietly anywhere in that get up let alone avoiding heavy machine gun fire!

Phil said...

Fantastic paint job, details are amazing!

Solo wargaming-on a budget! said...

You have made a really good job of these! The bases look just right as they are. What a great unit!

Anna Elizabeth said...

Beautiful! Full of 'elan.

It's good to see some early French. I'm thinking about starting similar after my BEF are further along.

Ray Rousell said...

Very nice painting Vinnie, they look very clean and crisp!

pancerni said...

Very nicely done! They will look great on hte table.

DeanM said...

Beautiful work on these - now why in the world did they drop this uniform :)

Vinnie said...

Thanks for the great comments everyone...hmmm not sure why they would have changed the uniform at least you could tell where your buddies were.

Mike A said...

Nicely done :)

Chasseur said...

Beautiful painting!!

John said...

Lovely paint job! That blue is so vibrant!

Michael Peterson said...

Hi Vinnie:
I agree that we don't see enough of early War French - I suspect most of us choose the BEF when doing this period. You've done a terrific job on these soldats de la France, great colour and animation on the faces. Looking forward to seeing them in battle.

Juan MancheƱo said...

Fantastic uniforms. Very nice they and the figures!