Messieurs avec Le Science

Apologies for the bad French.

Some small progress on miniatures this week. I’ve painted these two fellows up as scenario bait for my Napoleonic skirmish gaming project. They are sculpted by Paul Hicks, and are from the Brigade Games “Napoleon in Egypt” series. In that series, they are supposed to be a sampling of the savants that Napoleon took with him to that ancient country, but I think they’ll serve as spies, or other political operatives, in my games.

Of course, buying and painting these figures has put the notion in my mind that it would be REALLY awesome to do skirmish gaming around Napoleon in Egypt. The scenery would be fantastic, and the scenarios would write themselves!


Accompanied by Voltigeurs, our friends deliver a satchel of important papers to the Governor!


Full Frontal Frenchness


Baby got back.

In other news, I’m working on a very special project related to miniatures wargaming, but, at this stage, it’s nearly as big a secret as the papers these two gentlemen are carrying!

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  • Ron  On 04/04/2015 at 11:35 am

    They look good !

  • dave2718  On 04/04/2015 at 8:33 pm

    I like the idea that every revolutionary army should have a scientist attached. It seems very French. Wine, cheese and a treatese on geometry! Looking forward to hearing more about your secret project

    • arkiegamer  On 04/04/2015 at 9:43 pm

      Ha, yes! The aesthete’s way to wage war!

      More on the secret project in coming weeks…

  • daggerandbrush  On 04/08/2015 at 11:30 pm

    I am also veyr interested in this secret. The idea of skirmish gaming around the pyramids (and with such nicely painted miniatures) is really a very cool idea. The blue sash with the green coat looks very good. Makes for a dashing commander.

    • arkiegamer  On 04/09/2015 at 7:00 am

      Thank you, sir. The secret project involves mixing my work and my hobby, and will likely be of no use to anyone!

      The pyramids would be great, but I was thinking maybe the temple at Karnak, with its hypostyle halls, long stairs, and many courts, would be a fun bit of terrain to build.

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