Friday, 15 July 2016

Enigma Variations Continued.....

Just the briefest of brief posts this week.

Don has sent me the following pictures of his splendid DK Nassauers. After some debate we agreed that that the Nassau fusiliers are all paint conversions of DK 10: French Line Infantry 1812, receiving. This is a tremendously clever use of this figure!


I was also delighted to see the DK 10E (elite company) figure in the next shot. All of the complete DK French line infantry packs that I've come across contain 16 fusiliers and 8 elite company variants. The intent, clearly, was that they be mounted in six, four-figure companies. My own DK 10s, which were acquired painted and based, were without this variant, so I'm very pleased to have its existence confirmed.


I rather like these figures! I'd intended to paint them as French line infantry, but now that I've seen Don's I may think again.......

I also think that the Archduke's unusual charging grenadier is a rather different looking beastie. My personal opinion, for what it's worth, is that whatever it is, it's not a DK.

WM

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  1. and for what it is worth, the Archduke agrees with Matt. My voltigeur is nothing like these chaps. More robust and with a musket sling much higher of the clock than those on these fine Nassauers. Also, I now recall, I bought my fellows from a chap who had a lot of Claytons direct from the stable, as it were.

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  2. I searched in my bix of bits and there was one of the Archdukes petits amis. Upon examining the base I can say , with a high degree of certainty that t s a Clayton!
    It has the right mould feed and some garbled Hh insignia n the bottom. Looks as though Calaton worked with an HH original and converted it?

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    1. Eureka!

      Yours is the 666th comment on this blog, LG. It's the devil's work, I tell you!

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