Thursday, July 19, 2018

Napoleonic Cavalry Roll Call

So, with the additional figures completed, here are the 8-figure cavalry units on parade. There are 5 French units: two units of 9th Hussars; a unit each of dragoons, cuirassiers and carabiniers. Only two British 1st KGL Hussar units at the moment. A Spanish heavy cavalry unit will be added soon.
Except for the recently painted 7 figures, the rest of the figures were painted some years ago.
All of the figures are Perry plastics.
Some Spanish style buildings in the background. Except for the later-styled carabiniers, all of these cavalry units participated in the Peninsular War.
The image below includes the 7 newly painted figures - along with earlier painted ones.
I am looking forward to a game day in September to see how these cavalry units will perform using Black Powder. I plan to limit movement to 12 inches per move. Thank you again for stopping by and checking out the blog.

30 comments:

  1. Dean, your cavalry parade is a very impressive sight! I would enjoy seeing this collection in action.

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    1. Thanks, Jonathan. I've signed up to host a Black Powder game at Fix Bayonets in September. The venue is historic Fort Steilacoom. I know you travel to Puget Sound sometimes,so maybe you could make it. Kind regards, Dean

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  2. Wooooow! What a great looking cavalry!

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    1. Thank you kindly, Michal! Warm regards, Dean

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  3. An impressive parade of cavalry Dean!

    Looking forward to seeing these in action.

    Cheers, Ross

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    1. Thank you for the kind words, Ross. Yes, it'll be interesting to see this many cav units on a smaller table! :) Best, Dean

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    1. Thank you much, Aaron! Warm regards, Dean

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    1. Thank you kindly, Michael! Glad to see them en masse like this; before they were based in singles and I didn't have good movement trays for them. Regards, Dean

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  6. I love it! Wonderful work, and a creditable effort! Enjoy the games!

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    1. Thank you very much, Greg! Warm regards, Dean

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  7. Magnifique! Inspiration for me to get to work on painting my own French cavalry.

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    1. Thanks for the kind words, Robert! I may have to help out the British with a box of Perry light dragoons. And I think French Chasseurs are mandatory units. :) Warmest regards, Dean

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    2. Ah, the Perry Chasseurs. I have one unit painted and two more to do, all in metal from Front Rank, and so I don't need any more.

      Had that not been the case, the plastic Chasseurs would have been a must-buy. They look gorgeous.


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  8. A grand looking parade of cavalry,a black powder game sounds splendid!
    Best Iain

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    1. Thanks, Iain. I am thinking of adding more cav,although they may run out of maneuver space. :) Kind regards, Dean

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  9. Fantastic work Dean, really great units!

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    1. Thanks, Mike. They are kind of addictive. I just ordered a few more Perry and Victrix sets! :) Warm regards, Dean

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    1. Thank you, Christopher! Best, Dean

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    1. Thank you, Simon. Kindest regards, Dean

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  12. Splendid looking caballeros! Very nice painting throughout.

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    1. Thanks for the visit and kind words. Some Spanish cavalry being worked on at the moment. Warm regards, Dean

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  13. Very impressive! Yes, plastics (and Napoleonics at that!) can be additive, as I know :)

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    1. Thank you for the visit and kind words, Doug. We'll see how they perform on the table top. Warm regards, Dean

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  14. They look superb all massed up, Dean. Bravo!

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