|Minden Miniatures SYW French artillery crew manning a Valliere 4-pounder, from Fife & Drum Miniatures|
Given that I have a shipment of all the new French and Prussian SYW/AWI artillery arriving tomorrow (Yesssss!!!!!!!), I thought that it would be a good idea to paint a Minden Miniatures French artillery crew to go with my new gun models so that I could take pictures of the French with the French guns. Makes sense, doesn't it?
The point is to remind those of you collecting Minden SYW armies that the Fife & Drum cannon are made specifically with you in mind. Since Richard Ansell sculpts both the Minden and the Fife & Drum ranges, the figures and the cannon models are all done to the same 1/56 scale. Thus, instant compatibility.
Those Frenchies look awfully damn nice, I must say. I am sorely tempted to start collecting and painting a French SYW army with the Minden Miniatures. Oh dear, don't I have enough projects already? However, this is one idea that just won't go away.:)