Calpe March-Attack French, the second installment

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Not much to see here except for the remaining four new – at least to von Peter himself – packs of Calpe Miniatures March-Attack French. See the prior post Calpe March-Attack French, the first installment for the background to these figures, notes on their presentation in the photographs and photos of three other packs. One change is that von Peter himself has given up on the watered down black paint and splashed out (ha ha) with some of his remaining Badab Black wash.

F25 Six centre company figures in march-attack poses

F25 Six centre company figures in march-attack poses front

F25 Six centre company figures in march-attack poses back

Six unique greatcoated fusiliers or chasseurs with covered shakos. Their greatcoats are buttoned up at the back to ease the march. Mix with F22 Six centre company figures in march-attack pose with uncovered shakos &/of the following F28 for greater variety.

An embarrassing gaff here as the figures have not been reorganised correctly for the front & back photgraphs. von Peter himself can only blame brain fade and insufficient intake of caffiene! So if it matters to you the figure on the far left of the ‘front’ photo is the figure on the far right of the ‘back’ photo. The figure second on the left of the ‘front’ photo is the figure second on the far right of the ‘back’ photo. And so it goes. How demeaning!!!  8O) 

F28 Six centre company figures in march-attack poses – unbuttoned great coats (?)

F28 Six centre company figures in march-attack poses front

F28 Six centre company figures in march-attack poses back

Six unique greatcoated fusiliers or chasseurs with uncovered shakos. The big news here is that the greatcoats are not buttoned up at the back. Mix and mingle with packs F22 and F25.

Unless von Peter himself is greatly mistaken these are the first figures in the Calpe French range that do not have the greatcoats buttoned back and this includes the Route March figures. Will there be the extra variation available with ‘Six centre company figures with covered shakos and unbuttoned greatcoats’. Will this variation continue into the voltigeur and grenadier packs? If this is taken to its extreme it could mean four six figure packs for the  march-attack centre companies figures and four packs of four figures for each of the volitigeurs and grenadiers. Why four packs …

  • uncovered shakos and buttoned back greatcoat
  • covered shako and buttoned back greatcoat
  • uncovered shakos and non buttoned back greatcoat
  • covered shako and non buttoned back greatcoat

This would give quite a mix of rank and file figures and does not include the ‘special’ packs from the Route March range or any that may be created for the March-Attack range. In other words a typical Calpe extended range of figures. von Peter himself waits with interest to see what there will be to see!

F26 Four voltigeur figures in march-attack poses (?)

F26 Four voltigeur figures in march-attack poses front

F26 Four voltigeur figures in march-attack poses back

Four more March-Attack volitigeurs in greatcoats – spot the trumpets on three of the figures cartridge pouches – but this time with covered shakos.

F27 Four grenadier figures in march-attack poses (?)

F27 Four grenadier figures in march attack poses front

F27 Four grenadier figures in march-attack poses back

And four more March-Attack grenadiers – yes we have grenades on the cartridge pouches here – this time with covered shakos.

That completes von Peter’s show and tell on the latest Calpe Miniatures March-Attack French. von Peter himself hopes that you found it useful &/or interesting. Apologies for the amateurish photographing which can only be explained by the fact that von Peter himself is a strictly an amateur photographer!

The heading image is the Campaign of France, 1814 by Ernest Meissonier. There can’t be many Napoleonic gamers who haven’t seen this painting before. von Peter himself has certainly seen it many times … and not always correctly attributed to the year 1814 either! Besides being a somewhat iconic image the reader needs to focus on the poor bloody infantry in the background – click on the image to make it larger if it helps. Is there a better range than the Calpe Miniatures French to represent these real life pawns of that Corsican heroes?

Until we meet again …

Salute
von Peter himself … self confessed Calpe zealot
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