Saturday, March 11, 2017

Gourmandie - 100% complete (for now)

And so it began with a single figure in December 2010...

The army of Le Grand-Duc de Gourmandie began with this lonely figure of Phillipe Grand-Nez, Comte de Roquefort and has evolved somewhat to this...

And the army, I can now say, is complete!! Scoff if you must but there are no current plans to expand. The army of Prince-Archbishop Clemens August of Saint-Julien (uncle to Pierre Louis of Gourmandie) will most probably ally with Gourmandie and add four battalions of infantry, two squadrons of cavalry and two guns. So although this will boost the army's numbers... they're not strictly Gourmadnie... so, still complete!

Looking back over the blog, I see that the evolution of this project, and particularly the army of Gourmandie, has spanned about six and a half years. So it was that the last 12 figures for the army were the most difficult to complete. In fact, they sat on my desk 80% complete for almost four weeks. I just couldn't get myself to do the last couple hours of work. I finally buckled down and came up with this...

Chasseurs-Gardes de Gourmandie
(Crusader Miniatures; GMB flag)

And the entire brigade (75% of which was added this year) ...

2e Brigade
 Jean-Jacques LaPierre, Comte d'Auvergne
(front to back)
Chasseurs-Gardes de Gourmandie
Fusiliers-Gardes de Gourmandie
Grenadiers de Champaigne
Grenadiers de Camembert
(Crusader Miniatures; GMB flags)

And some gratuitous shots of some of the rest of the army...

1er Brigade
Phillipe Grand-Nez, Comte de Roquefort
(front to back)
1er/Infanterie Roquefort
2e/Infanterie Roquefort
Artillerie de Roquefort
1er/Infanterie d'Auvergne
2e/Infanterie d'Auvergne
Artillerie d'Auvergne
(Crusader Miniatures; GMB flags)

3e Brigade
Henri Sanglier, Vicomte de Champaigne
(front to back)
1/1er Artillerie de Gourmandie
2/1er Artillerie de Gourmandie
1/2e Artillerie de Gourmandie
2/2e Artillerie de Gourmandie
(Crusader Miniatures; Front Rank Miniatures)


  1. Nice accomplishment - need to start warming up another pocket now, with a view to getting it on the table in 2025 :-)

  2. It's surprised by a serious effort and its workmanship, wonderful.