The figures are mainly Brigade Games miniatures from their late Great war French line. The 37mm trench guns are from Old Glory, with a Forgotten & Glorious musician and Scarab field telephone operator added for good measure. The Old Glory trench guns were worth persevering with and paint up very nicely - they should give the French assault formations some real force on the tabletop.
The company command group was a lot of fun to paint. I'm currently toying with the idea of using a satin, or even gloss, varnish on the black leather jacket of Capitaine Moreau.
So, after almost 18 months, I’m about ready to hang up my Horizon Bleu paint brushes and move on to the Tirailleurs Sénégalais. The figures, and their separate heads, have arrived in the post, I’ve a clean painting table, and have no more excuses.
Hopefully the next few posts will have a sense of exotic Africa about them!