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Command figures galore

Posted by Martin on March 31, 2012

I’ve added photographs of six more packs in the Calpe Miniatures French infantry range to the website this morning. For those of you who like variety in your command figures, this little lot will make you think you’ve woken up in a sweetie shop. Two of the packs provide eight figure variants for voltigeurs: Packs F5 and F8; but the main event is the sheer number of options you’ll now have for command figures. Packs F11, F13, F15 and F16 collectively add twenty more command figures!

Pack F5: voltigeurs in uncovered shakos.

Pack F5: voltigeurs in uncovered shakos.

Pack F8: voltigeur head variants.

Pack F8: voltigeur head variants.

The two voltigeur packs give you plenty of choice and include bareheaded and pokalem wearing options. So there’s no excuse for not having a dynamic flank company stand in your battalion. Packs F11 and F13 are variant versions of the six figure regimental and battalion command packs. What’s especially nice about these packs is that they include several figures wearing bicorns – and I have to say they sport them with a fair degree of Gallic flair.

Pack F11: Head variant version of the regimental command pack.

Pack F11: Head variant version of the regimental command pack.

Pack F13: head variant version of the battalion command pack.

Pack F13: head variant version of the battalion command pack.

And as if that doesn’t give you enough options, there’s also a new pack of four foot officers all wearing bicorns, plus the first pack of four mounted “chef de battalion” officers.

F15: foot officers wearing bicorns.

F15: foot officers wearing bicorns.

Pack F16: mounted "chef de battalion" officers.

Pack F16: mounted "chef de battalion" officers.

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15 Responses to “Command figures galore”

  1. Bart said

    Very nice! I’ll be building a French army sooner or later and will have at least a few units of these beautiful figures in them. Any idea when they may make a pack or two of skirmishers?

  2. rob said

    Love them… the Calpe french just get better and better. Cant wait to see the artillery… (and the idea of eventually seeing Peter F sculpt high command models like Ney or Davout fills me with anticipation as to how this line might eventually expand!)

  3. plancenoit said

    Great stuff I like a mounted officer per Bat; so can now finish off my units. Lovely work once more from Peter F.

  4. Rob said

    Forgot to ask… Any news as to the painting notes that you and Peter were working on for the French?

    Rob

  5. Burkhard said

    Lovely… especially the F15 and F16 codes!

    Hope there will be skirmishers and artillery soon!

  6. Dave Jarvis said

    Fantastic; absolutely fantastic. They really do look like they are ‘on campaign’ trudging along dirt tracks.

    SU-PERB !!!

    • Dave said

      Totally happy with how mine have come together, they really come alive with a bit of dust or mud painted on to the hem of the greatcoat, the boots and trousers.

  7. arteis said

    They are very nice indeed. Whilst I have way more than enough French infantry from various other manufacturers in my army, these are so tempting. In particular, the folds in the cloth (eg trousers) look like they would be a joy to paint.

    • vonpeterhimself said

      They sure are a joy to paint Arteis (… says the self confessed Calpe zealot!). I have managed to get most of the packs into my evil clutches if you ever feel the urge to check them out in the metal.

      Salute
      von Peter himself

  8. Dave said

    Very nice indeed Mr F, just need the F16 and F15 and I’m a happy chappy. I’m particularly happy with my Frenchies, just need to find a hole in my painting schedule.

  9. Schrumpfmeister said

    I especially like the fact that Peter F. stays true to his approach of providing a variety that’s absolutly unique to Calpe.

    And yes, casting and sculpting are perfect on top off that obvously =)

  10. Simon said

    These figures are great, I’m going to have to get some soon. Just a quick question, are the standards caste on or separate?
    Cheers, Simon

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