Saturday 22 June 2013

Napoleonic Cavalry!


Lately I've been up to my neck in horses. Erm...on second thought, that doesn't sound as good as I meant it to sound. What I mean is that I've been painting Napoleonic mounted units recently. Two of those I will showcase here.

Th first is the Württemberg Chasseurs a Cheval or Jäger zu Pferde. The figures are from HäT i.e. their 8175 set Württemberg Cavalry   I chose to paint them in the colours of the Köning regiment, uniformplates can be found here.

The pink turned out a bit darker but I am really pretty happy with them.

The second regiment are the later version of the French Carabinier regiment. These blue instead of white coats were on my wish-list for some time and so I finally came round to painting them. The miniatures are Italeri's set of course and painting instructions used were:

The blue coats could have used a last highlight but I tried this on one mini and didn't like the end result so decided not to do it.

Hope you like them as much as I do!

Cheers Sander

Listening to: "Days go by" by The Offspring

Monday 17 June 2013



During the 7YW battle at the IMPACT convention a newly painted regiment received its baptism of fire.
As I had two more Austrian regiments primed and ready for painting, I had to decide which colourscheme to use. As always my first point of call is the fabulous Kronoskaf site.

As it turned out pretty much every line regiment had either red or blue turn-backs, since I wanted as much diversity as possible, I ended up painting this regiment in the colours of the Platz regiment i.e. orange.

The painting was a bit of a challenge since I got a bit harsher tone of orange than actually needed, but I kind of like the end result. During the battle the regiment didn't shine out but held the centre with some other regular regiments so in all a decent effort.

Now just one other regiment awaits painting and finishing them would mean the army would be done. That would be an absolute first for me. But...and there's always a big but, pun intended, after the game I decided to do some more cuirassiers so there we go!

Cheers Sander

Listening to: "The Hobbit, audio book"