Saturday, 12 April 2014

My Foreign Legion company for In Her Majesty's Name

After what seems like a very long time, I finally managed to finish off my French Foreign Legion company for In Her Majesty's Name. This is a special investigations group - the GES (Groupe des Enquetes Speciales) whose role is to keep an eye on the more wacky things that the enemies of France may be plotting. This means that they are not only there to spy on and sabotage the Germans and English, but also those groups like the Company of Pharaonic Revivalists who threaten the world order through their secret agendas. 
The company is made up of Artizan figures from the 'March or Die' range and these figures are full of character as you would expect in Mike Owen sculpts. I've converted a couple of figures in order to make them more Victorian Sci-Fi.
The characters of the company, Sergeant Eclair, Professor Prune, Commandant Fromage and Sergeant Grognard. The Professor graduated from the Sorbonne with three doctorates. Grognard has been known to give people sore bones that three doctors are unable to fix.
A close up of the Commandant evincing a suitable look of Gallic disdain.
Sergeant Henri Eclair with his scratch-built arc rifle. It is a shirt sleeves kind of day.
Three veteran Legionnaires to support the Commandant and Professor in their missions. "Ah Pierre, quelle merde we are in again."
3 Tirailleurs Algeriens, seconded to the GES because of their unique investigative talents.*
*said talents may include rough and ruthless handling of enemies
The whole company together defending the entrance to the Mummy's tomb. Artifacts must be removed before the Pharaonic Revivalists arrive to claim them.
(Edit 13th April)
The stats are as follows:

Pluck
FV
SV
Speed
Cost
Talents
Equipment
Commandant Fromage
2+
+2
+3
+1
69
Leadership +2, Inspirational, Erudite Wit, Duellist (with pistol), fearless
Lined coat, Automatic pistol (treat as carbine), Magneto Static projection barrier
Professor Prune
4+
+1
+1
+0
20
Engineer
Arc pistol, Brigandine
Sgt Eclair
4+
+2
+2
+0
18

arc rifle, lined coat,
Sgt Grognard
3+
+3
+2
+1
49
Tough, Bayonet Drill, fearless, Leadership +1
Military rifle and bayonet, lined coat
Legionnaire
4+
+2
+2
+1
24
Bayonet drill
Military rifle and bayonet, lined coat
Tirailleurs Algeriens
4+
+3
+1
+1
25
Bayonet drill
Military rifle and bayonet, lined coat


I haven't created any options for the company yet. The four characters plus 2 Legionnaires and three Tirailleurs comes to 279 points. Hopefully I'll be able to take them out into the field soon.

Apologies for the shocking schoolboy French and the number of characters named after things that are edible. To be fair, Eclair is named after lightning, not the yummy desert, and Professor Prune is a translation of Professor Plum from the Cluedo game. But Fromage is a just a cheesy name for the Commandant.

Nate

6 comments:

  1. Excellent work, especially the 'tirailleurs algériens' and the legionnaires for me...great details!

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  2. Great looking models. Very nice.

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  3. Erudite wit is essential for the Commandant then. cheesy indeed. Very nice modelling, painting and concept. These will go very well indeed with IHMN. Inspired me to get back to the painting.

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  4. Thank you everyone. Erudite wit added to the captain's profile, John.

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