Tuesday, 31 May 2022

French 5th hussars Napoleonic 18

 Another French hussar unit, this time it's the 5th with their striking blue and white uniform, present at Wagram they were also part of Lasalle's brigade infernale together with the 7th regiment of hussars, I am tempted to get another box of Perry plastic hussars and make them up. I still have French chasseurs to paint and of course Austro-Hungarian hussars  but I can see it happening! Lovely figures that go together easily and are a joy to paint, they're now one of the earlier sets and maybe you would have removable sword arms for variety but they're still great sculpts as far as I'm concerned, I did of course want to paint Conan Doyle's Brigadier Gerard's unit but there is a bit of a sticking point as the unit he is meant to be leading defected to the allies at the beginning of the 19th century, the danger of fictional characters!







So here they are, I realise I've got to go back and touch up the commanders shako cords as I've got some red on them. As I  said they were fun to do , so when I went to Partizan  I  picked up another box of them, of course! Great show, lots of lovely historical games I had a nice chat with James Morris about his new dark age mass battle  rules Midgard which looks really  good .Next up some Austrian Napoleonic cavalry and then I need to knuckle down to painting more infantry for both sides , or maybe something different just for a change!

All the best 

Iain 





43 comments:

  1. Beautiful looking unit Iain!
    Best regards

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  2. Cracking looking unit Iain, no wonder you want more !

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    1. Thanks Joe, that and the fact I'm greedy!
      Best Iain

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  3. Lovely French Hussars, Iain! Here I though the 9th had a nice uniform, but these in white with blue are also striking.

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    1. Thanks Dean, yes I thought the same thing!
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  4. Great looking Hussards Iain, they really are very pretty.....but can they fight?!

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    1. Thanks Keith, if I'm using them probably not , but you can guarantee if they're opposing me they will! They had a pretty impressive record to go with they're swagger and arrogance!
      Best Iain

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  5. They look great Iain. Far more interesting than chasseurs, although the latter do have a charm of their own.

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    1. Thanks Lawrence, coming from a man who should know after your massive French cavalry parade! I am looking forward to the chasseurs as I figure they will at least be faster!
      Best Iain

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  6. The 5th has a striking uniform, for sure, with the blue dolman and white pelisse. Your rendering of it is equally striking. I bet most Napoleonic wargamers have this unit in their collections. I do!

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    1. Thanks Jonathan, sensible of both of us to retain their services then?!
      Best Iain

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  7. Enjoyable as usual. I find this group fascinating, what a great composition!

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    1. That one was me, I don't know why I am suddenly into the anonymity!

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    2. Thanks Suber, don't worry it's been happening to me all the time at the moment!
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  8. There was that strange phrase again…I hear it from time to time,,,’Joy to paint’. Such an odd thing to say.

    Nice job on these cav! 😀😀

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    1. Thanks Stew, no they were , but then I paint to relax, a game is just a bonus ( and a justification and target for painting 100s of figures!)
      Best Iain

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  9. Dashing is the word that comes to my mind. Excellent work!

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    1. Dashing Hussars! Quite right Fitz and thanks!
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  10. They look quite dashing. Is a celebratory viewing of "The Duelists" in order?

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    1. Thanks Markus, I've never seen it, although I've wanted to,think now is the time!
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  11. Lovely unit Iain! Perry’s plastic hussars are a fine box of minis.

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  12. Very nice Iain. I have done a few units of these myself and really enjoyed them.

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  13. A fine looking unit Iain.. one of my favourite hussar uniforms.

    All the best. Aly

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    1. Thanks Aly, yes a lovely uniform!
      Best Iain

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  14. Those are fabulous Hussars, Iain! They really do look great. I have a box of them to paint and I pick them up and wonder about the time it will take and then put them down again. I really should persist and get mine done!
    Best wishes,
    Jason

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    1. Thanks Jason, I've been doing that for about 4 years since I primed them but they're actually alright when you get going and quite fun in the end!
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  15. Bel lavoro lain !

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