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Saturday, 21 May 2016

28mm Napoleonic Cavalry squadrons: Life Guards, Chasseur a Cheval, Chevaux leger and officers.

28mm Napoleonic Cavalry squadrons: In an attempt to boost my Napoleonic armies regularly I have decided to break down the proposed regiments into squadrons of six figures, that way at least I can field some well balanced armies quickly without having to wait a long time. So this month I have been mostly painting:

the British 2nd Regiment of Life Guards 1st Squadron 1815,  Waterloo Hundred Days Campaign.

The red uniforms come out nice and bright, whilst painting these I realized the crest wasn't very different from Austrian cuirassier helmets of the period.
and painted the
French 4th Regiment of Chasseur a Cheval, 1st squadron 1812-1815. 

One of my favourite French Cavalry regiments because of the colour schemes, green seems to go well with a lot of different facing colours, I'm going to want some more of these Chasseurs regiments.

and finally I bought the Bavarian command base from Perry miniatures to complete the:
Bavarian 3rd Regiment (Kronprinz) Chevaux-leger, 1st squadron.
The Command stand
the troopers were completed for my previous blog post.

and painted a squadron of the 1st Regiment of French Hussars for ebay...to fund the buying of more Stuff :) I got some bids on these Hussars already from some fantastic ebayers.






Also some French Infantry officers.

 this officer and the next are both the same code, it's interesting to see how different the faces can look, and of course the different horse colours help

This guy definitely has attitude.







Next will be a few Austrian squadrons comprising Cuirassiers, Lancers and Hussars.
Anyhow all the Best,
Peter.









13 comments:

  1. Good heavens! These painted figures are awesome love your painting style/skills! - marvelous brush work Peter! and I love your flocking of the bases, so realist!...what are the base sizes?

    cheers,

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    1. Thank you very much Phil, the base sizes work out at 25mm frontage and 50mm depth per figure, so I base the command of 3 figures 75mm frontage and 50mm depth, then 2 troopers 50mm x 50mm and 1 trooper 25mm x 50mm. All the Best, Peter.

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    2. Thanks Peter for your base sizes info...hmm...may think about rebasing my Napoleonics again! :o)

      looks like to me you use dark brown undercoat colour for you bases before adding turfs?

      cheers

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    3. Hi Phil, the basing effects are: burnt umber oils mixed with leather enamels in 4 or 5 stages, each progressive stage uses more leather and less umber, then the dirt is dry brushed leather + yellow + white But there is also a proto-grass effect under the tufts comprising tea leaves washed green + leather, then dry brushed with green + leather + yellow, then whens that's all dry I add the bushes and tufts which I make myself. Hope this helps, Peter

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    4. Thanks for the info Peter! I will try out your basing effects suggestions this weekend.....

      cheers,

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    5. Cool, I've almost finished painting an Austrian Hussar squadron ready to base, I'll put some pics up of the basing technique this weekend using these as an example. Regards, Peter.

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    6. Oh!...that would be great! looking forward seeing your latest work Peter!

      cheers,

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  2. Well these just look lovely indeed!

    Christopher

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  3. really nice painting style! also, that's a lot of painting done in a month - good job!

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    1. Thanking you kindly, I'm in painting mode at the moment so there's at lot more to come, best regards Peter.

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  4. Superb looking cavalry, well done!

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