Monday, January 6, 2020

Iron Marshal Devout


Beginning my 9th challenge starting with a Napoleonic figure after leaving the last challenge with a Napoleonic entry which is strange as I've only ever painted Napoleonic figures for theses submissions so far!


Louis- Nicolas Devout Duke of Auerstaedt, Prince of Eckmühl aka The Iron Marshal was a Marshal of the Empire during the Napoleonic period and was arguably Napoleons greatest general if you counted just wins and losses. Everyone has their favorites, but either way he would be recognized as being counted among the best by most historians.

Devout was not flamboyant in either dress or behavior and was a strict disciplinarian with both himself and his troops hence the Iron Marshal title, but this did makes his troops very reliable and as a consequence his troops were given some of the most difficult tasks which in virtually every case were performed above what is normally expected . Thanks to his tactical expertise and his disciplined formations Devout only lost one battle and thus will go into history as a feared and respected adversary.


I'm not exactly sure where I got this miniature, but I think it was special figure for an event I attended(Tactica?) and was done by one of the Perry's I think. If someone knows the background  information on this miniature as to who made it please feel free to mention this in the comments. I painted the miniature using mostly Foundry colors with some Vallejo as well plus my trusty Mig pigments on the base.


Perhaps I'll do some more Napoleonic material in the future as the mood strikes.

Thanks for viewing!
Miniature Company- Perry miniatures?

  

17 comments :

  1. Handsome work, Christopher! Davout never looked better!

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  2. Fabulous brushwork on this fine character figure!

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  3. Lovely brushwork on that chap!

    All the best for your projects for 2020

    Matt
    French Wargame Holidays

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  4. Great work on that fellow. Looking at him you might just lure me into napoleonics... if you'd do the painting that is 😅😉

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  5. What a tremendous piece of work Christopher, so very good!

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  6. You have done the figure proud Sir.

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  7. Very well painted Christopher. Happy New Year also.

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  8. Thanks for the nice comments gents!

    Christopher

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  9. Cracking job on this famous character!

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  10. Excellent paint job! One of my two favourite Napoleon's marshals (the second is Poniatowski). Hope your mood will be excellent because I would like to see more Napoleonics from you ;)

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