Wednesday, 2 October 2013

Painting inspiration: Don Troiani

As you know, I've been bit by the ACW bug. I now know which brigade I'll paint. Since I wanted to start the long campaign from Longstreet, I decided to play units which actually fought in 1861. I won't tell you which ones, but it should be colourful, hopefully.

So, in order to get motivated, and have some information about them, I had ordered some books, and chosen the ones illustrated by the paintings from Don Troiani. Browsing through the net, I found the 5 I was interested in, and managed to get them for less the £5 each. Very good bargain to be honest. Don Troiani is really talented, and his paintings can be qualified as wargamers porn. If you like ACW obviously.


I'm still waiting for the last 2



Comme vous le savez, j'ai fini par succomber au virus guerre de secession, grace a Longstreet, et surtout a cause de Fred et Denis. je ne vous remercie pas les gars. J'ai fait mon choix parmi les differentes brigades ayant combattu des 1861, car voulant faire la grande campagne, je voulais partir sur quelque chose d'historique. Je ne vous en dirai pas plus pour le moment car il me faut maintenant commander les figs. Tout ce que je peux vous reveler, c'est que cela sera colore. J'aime la couleur et les habits seyants, avec eventuellement des frous-frous, de la dentelle (oups je m'egare).

Donc, pour entretenir la motivation, tout en recuperant des infos sur ces unites, j;ai commande des bouquins, tous illustres par les oeuvres de Don Troiani. Apres quelques recherches sur le net, j'avais trouve mes futurs livres de chevet, desormais recus, pour la modique somme de £5 livres chacun, ce qui fait, quoi, moins de 6 euros chacun. Ce fut vraiment une bonne affaire. Don Troiani est vraiment un peintre de talent, et, si vous aimez la guerre de secession, ses oeuvres font vraiment saliver. Bref, notre porno a nous, quoi.

20 comments:

  1. Looking forward to seeing which zouaves you choose to paint.

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    1. it will be my secret, mwa ha ha

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    2. My bet is that your chosen brigade is the Louisiana Tigers.

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    3. My bet is that your chosen brigade is the Louisiana Tigers.

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    4. Nope. Andy, you know I'll play the Federals ;)

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  2. Troiani truly is an inspiration. He's kept me going for years.

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  3. great stuff look forward to seeing you but these ideas into lead/plastic

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  4. Colorful and the ACW? That gets it down to just a handful of regiments. Union zouaves or perhaps the Louisiana Tigers? ;-)

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    1. Yes, but colourful could also mean "out of the ordinary"

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  5. Its a great period to play!! Troiani's work is fantastic, great wargame porn!!!

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    1. I have first to stop drooling on the pages

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  6. Superbe, le travail de Troiani...et alors à ce prix-là!

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    1. C'est clair, vraiment une bonne affaire

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  7. Très bonne source Sébastien, tu vas de temps à autres sur son compte facebook car il y a de très belles choses à voir ?
    Vincent

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    1. J'ignorais qu'il avait un compte. J'y ai jete un oeil. Rhaaaaaa

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  8. Looks like some very nice books! I hope they will give you a lot of inspiration!

    Greetings
    Peter

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