von Peter himself has been meaning to post this post for quite some time now. So here goes …
Over at his electronic base of operations – Befreiungskriege 1813-14 – Martin Kelly has been scheming … and his schemes are coming to fruition. And you should ensure that you do not miss out!
By way of background Martin Kelly is what von Peter himself would term a connoisseur figure painter rather than a slap some paint on and get the figures on the table type. A visit to Befreiungskriege 1813-14 will reveal his painted figures and his investigations into paints, brushes etc which will quickly confirm this. His figures are way past wargames level painting. But more than this Martin has a close relationship with Peter F. of Calpe Miniatures. If you want to hear the latest news from Calpe Towers – and who wouldn’t?! – and more besides then Befreiungskriege 1813-14 is the place to keep an eye on.
Martin has come up with a scheme to create a special edition pack of four figures. Discussions were hosted on Befreiungskriege 1813-14 as to what figures might be created and the result was the selection of the following figures from the French army of 1813 (and there abouts) …
- a bare-headed solider of the artillery train taking a drink and holding his shako in his other hand
- a second soldier of the artillery train, this time wearing a covered shako, smoking a pipe and carrying an item of equipment – probably something like a horsewhip, a coil of rope or a trailspike
- a foot artillery drummer wearing the Bardin Imperial livery and standing with a foot resting on his drum on the ground in front of him. He may be doing something interesting like pointing into the distance with his drumsticks
- a “Marie-Louise” infantryman wearing a greatcoat and pokalem. This casually posed figure will be based on a fusilier shown in Knotel Band XII, Plate 24.
Peter F. will sculpt the figures and I believe he has started on the task already. Martin will organise the taking of orders, the collection of the monies – £4.50 plus postage and packing – and the despatch of the figures. Eventually the figures will become part of Calpe Miniature’s range but until then the only way to get the figures is from Martin himself.
To find out more on the hows, whys and wherefores of getting your own set(s) of Limited Edition Figures head on over to Martin’s Limited Edition Figures page on Befreiungskriege 1813-14. You’ll be sad if you don’t!! 8O)
Until we meet again …