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Friday, 15 June 2012

Cavalry Reinforcements Arrive at Last.

 Probably most war gamers struggle with cavalry units.There is usually much more to paint on them,never mind putting them together. Anyway,I am making a determined effort to paint more cavalry
to add to my armies. The first unit are my version of the Saxon Ulhans,Yellow Pulk, that remained in Poland after Frederick had kidnapped the Saxon army at Pirna. Initially I was going to use only units that actually fought in the Seven Years War, but then I thought I would revert to what I originally did when I started war gaming,and just paint what I fancied,hence the Ulhans.
 Hinchliffe lancers on Foremost horses,still a really good range of figures.
 These chaps are my Jackdaw French Dragoons,finally based and completed,again in yellow facings,which is my colour of the month for some reason.
 This chap was a spare from my box of castings,and is a Willie figure,showing off his captured French Flag,a la Minden.
 A unit of Prussian Dragoons,from Hinchliffe,and purchased off e bay,and touched up slightly to get them to fit in with my armies,again a really nice figure in my eyes.

 I had to add this photograph just to show off my tower,I know its self indulgent but what the hell.
Next is a further unit of Austrian Dragoons,again using Hinchliffe figures. I have re discovered my love for the range, not that I had really lost it. Never mind the newer ranges, Peter Gilder was far to good a designer to ignore.

4 comments:

  1. Excellent additions to your collection. great paiting and some really nice figures/horses. The "Tower of Power" is a nice touch too. ;-)

    Best Regards,

    Stokes

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  2. Great figures, Gilder's SYW cavalry are particularly nice. Do you have any of his Von Kleists? The charging VK dragoon is a lovely figure. Collecting Von Kleist's entire FreiKorps at 1:20 is a task on my 'if i live long enough...' list.

    I started my AWI project with the OOB for a particular battle in mind but, like yourself, quickly switched to collecting and painting whatever i fancied - painting is more of a pleasure and less of a chore that way.

    cheers.

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  3. Hi

    I have come to the same conclusion for 40mm PA armies - I need more cavalry - in fact you can never have enough cavalry.

    Cheers

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  4. Cavalry are such a pain to paint - but when done are well worth it !

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My 6mm Napoleonic set up.

My 6mm Napoleonic set up.
Austria 1809.

Austrian Hussars

Austrian Hussars
Hinchliffe figures

Austrian Grenzer

Austrian Grenzer
Austrian Grenzer

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My French getting another beating