Tuesday, 30 July 2013

Chevau-legers de Berg


Zvezda has done a very nice set of Polish Lancers of the Guard and due to some friend's generosity I have enough for about 9 tabletop regiments. I have finished the Polish Lancers of the Guard, which you can see elsewhere on this blog, and now I've done up the Lancers of the Berg regiment. This uniform has been one of my favourites ever since I got hold of the brilliant book Soldiers and uniforms of the Napoleonic Wars by F.G. Hourtoulle (free DOWNLOAD). This is about the best uniform book I have and worthwhile for every Napoleonics enthusiast.

Anyway, as I set out to paint the regiment I was feeling elated to finally have a go at them. This elated feeling dissipated quickly when I realised I had  used the wrong green paint as base. Redoing it was no option and therefore I now have a regiment with a mediocre paintjob...

Judge for yourselves:

Cheers Sander

Listening to: "Dookie" by Green Day


Francis Lee said...

They look bloody fine to me mate!

Uwe said...

Interesting idea for a paintjob. Thanks for sharing the photos - and especially the link!! Have to search through it.