Here finally the test casts painted of the Lithuanian tartars, soon available in the shop.
Great News, the first items in 3D print are available at the new FranznapMiniatures3D Shop !!!! See the link in the above menu. The first release is the Bavarian Ordonance Manson System, with the 3 calibre guns, 6pdr,12pdr, and 7pdr owitzer, the limber , ammunition wagon and wurst wagon. the metal version of them will be released after in the Armies series.
To follow up the Austrian artillery sets, here the horse team standing and the drivers; it will be followed with artillery teams firing and loading.
Here an addition of the Train Drivers, these miniatures can be used both as Artillery train and Train des Equipages ones.
Here the test painted of the Baden Garde du Corps, in the uniform of 1809; 2 sets with 4 mounted miniatures each, in parade dress, troopers and command, it will follow an accessory set of heads with later headgear (1813/14)
Here the new realisation of Lithuanian Tartars. This unit was raided in the occasion of the Russian campaign in 1812 but was almost totally annihilated there, so it was raised again and placed under the Guard Scouts regiment. Because of the different uniforms and shortage of reliable uniform description i took a safe position mainly with the horses clothing using the standard guard lancers ones. Together with the 2 default sets of Troopers and Command i will made a 3rd et with more exotic uniforms and scouting poses.and may be an additional set only with horsed with the original saddlecloths of 1812.
In between i realised these 2 sets depicting the Lancers Gendarmes, a unit with the unforgiving duty to repress the guerrilla and to punish the many deserters of the french coalition army. There is a set of 4 mounted gendarmes with a NCO, a trumpet and 2 gendarmes of which one is with surtout; the second set contains a mounted gendarme escorting 3 prisoners, a priest, a Spanish guerrilla man and a deserter. The 2 sets are by the moulding and testing phase and will be ready for sale next month.
Here the painted test casts of the next 3 sets available in the Fall release. The arms with sword are detached to allow different poses. Here depicted in the 1809 uniform.
An other double set for the Baden army 1809, the Garde du Corps; 4+4 mounted miniatures, Troopers and Command. Available for sale in the Fall release.
Here finally the painted test casts of the Saxon General Staff of the 1806 campaign, 6 mounted figures. The detail quality is as usual very good and the historical accuracy.
I added one set more to the Baden light dragoons; 4 mounted figures with 2 skirmishing Dragoons and 2 wounded. Of the first two one is shooting on foot, with his horse beside, and the other is mounted charging his gun, of the second two one is hit while riding, and the second is walking back holding his wounded arm. I hope you like them.
Finally after several years waiting in the shelf, i finished this set, made of 6 mounted figures: 1 commander, I general, 1 Dragoon officer, 1Hussar officer, 1 Cuirassier officer and 1 Hussar escort. The uniforms are the early ones for the Napoleonic period, and can be used for the 1806 campaign but also for the 1809.
The first part of Baden Cavalry, the Light Dragoons masters are ready, will follow Garde du corps and Hussars. Troopers set with 4 mounted figures and Command set also with 4 mounted figures; will follow a special set with some wounded and skirmishing.
Finally the 6 sets of the French Pontonniers are ready. They will be released for pre order in the coming days. Will be possible to buy battle pack options with discount or bonuses. We have 4 sets, each one with one team of 6 figures : Team 1 Carrying the beams; Team 2 Mounting the bridge; Team 3 In the pontoon; Team 4 in the river; A command set and a Bonus one of 4 figures and accessories. The complete series included some already available sets like the pontoon carriages and the horses teams / drivers.
Here the 10 figures depicting the Tabours Majors in different uniforms in different periods of the Napoleonic wars. Available in the shop at the end of April
Here the painted test casts of the Baden infantry : Fusiliers, Elites and Command&Casualties. Soon Available in the shop.
I had this figure for some years on the shelf, and i thought it would be nice to share it with my customers in 100 pieces
The French Pontonniers are finally made : from an initial idea of 12 figures i ended up in 30 ! I studied several documents and iconography , and came out with 4 teams each one related with different tasks. Team 1 Carrying the beams; Team 2 Building the bridge; Team 3 On the Pontoon boat, Team 4 Wading the river. Plus a command team with 3 officers, a NCO and 2 sentinels. Finally i added a Bonus set to go with the whole group with 2 ADCs, 2 Train drivers and accessories.