Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Perry Red Lancers - Final Figures for 2018...And Some Year-End Reflections

These Perry Red Lancers, led by the Colbert figure with an arm in a sling, are likely the last figures I'll paint for 2018. The 8-figure unit will be used in a cav-heavy Black Powder game I hope to play test in the new year. The Colbert figure will be used a brigade commander - or ADC.
Although not present in the Peninsula, they participated in the Russian Campaign where they suffered heavy casualties. Thereafter they fought in the 1813 and 1814 campaigns, and finally at Waterloo where they were brigaded with remnants of the Polish Lancers.
The striking scarlet colored uniform is a must-have for the table top.
Perry also makes them in campaign dress, but full dress is so much more snazzy.
For purposes of Black Powder, they are classed between medium and light cavalry with 7 Combat dice, and also inflict -2 Morale saves to infantry and -1 to other cavalry.
I know we still have a few days left in 2018, but I wanted to thank all of you for stopping by and leaving such nice comments. Hobby-wise the year started out fairly slow as I had geared up for Enfilade! in May with Wars of the Roses games using Lion Rampant - most of the figures being painted up in the previous year. Soon after the convention, however, I had a relapse into Napoleonics. To be perfectly honest, I hadn't touched Napoleonics since 2012, and the release of the 2nd edition of Black Powder several months ago coincided nicely with this return. Anyway, it's been a pleasure reading your comments and also visiting your blogs as well. Looking forward to what 2019 will bring!

60 comments:

  1. Splendid- they look gorgeous!

    I hope they have more success on the tabletop than the ones I have; I think mine are in red out of embarrassment.

    Hopefully they'll do better in 2019.

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    1. Thanks, Robert! Truly, it will be interesting to see if they can "match" the finest cav in Europe (Scots Greys) per Rod Steiger, er...I mean Napoleon. Best, Dean

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  2. Lovely looking unit, something very appealing about Napoleonics 😀

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    1. Thanks, Matt. Yes, the uniforms, particularly full-dress, are one of the reasons I was drawn into the hobby. Warm regards, Dean

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  3. One of the most colorful units of the Nap wars...and you've made a great job on it!

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    1. Thank you very much, Phil. Honestly, I was torn between them and the 1st Polish with crimson - maybe I'll add a unit of them someday. Best, Dean

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  4. Wow, wow, wow......who doesn't like a lancer!

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    1. Thanks, Fran! Yes, the colorful uniform and that Czapka! Kind regards, Dean

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    1. Thank you very much, Sergiuss! Warmest regards, Dean

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  6. They look lovely Dean! Happy 2019!

    Christopher

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    1. Thank you very much, Christopher! Kindest regards, Dean

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  7. These lancers are really beautiful! You painted them beautifully!

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    1. Thanks, Dmitry! I'm always inspired by your brushwork. Best, Dean

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  8. Top notch painting Dean! These lads are quite striking in their red uniforms.

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    1. Thank you so much, and nice to see your talented brushwork again with the Germans. Warm regards, Dean

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  9. All lovely, but the 2nd photo, right hand, front rank figure is just superb. I feel he could win entire battles on his own. I have enjoyed all of your output in 2018.

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    1. Thanks as always, Norm. I agree about the photo too; the lighting came out nicely. Kindest regards, Dean

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  10. Gorgeous lancers, Dean! Always a pleasure seeing what is coming off your painting desk. One day, perhaps, we can face each other across the gaming table?

    Looking forward to seeing what 2019 holds.

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    1. Thanks, Jonathan. Indeed, it would be great to meet you in person and game as well. Me being quite staycation homebody, it may have to await your attendance at an Enfilade. :) Warmest regards and wishing you a great new year! Dean

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  11. Gorgeous looking lancers! All your work this year has been great,looking forward to next year!
    Best Iain

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    1. Thank you very much, Iain. Looking forward to what 2019 bring. Probably gonna take a bit of a break from Napoleonics though. Kindest regards, Dean

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  12. The lancers look really nice. I'm looking forward to seeing what you do for Enfilade this year.

    Dave

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    1. Thanks, Dave. I hope to host a cavalry-heavy Black Powder game. Best wishes to you for the New year! Dean

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  13. I, for one, have been truly enjoying your "relapse" into Napoleonics - they are always so very colourful and fun!

    All the best to you and your family in 2019!

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    1. Ah, thank you so much, Tim. Truly appreciate your visits and kind words. Wishing you and your family a great 2019 too!

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  14. Trully amazing colors! Excellent job!
    Have a happy New Years Eve!!

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    1. Thank you very much for your kind words. Wishing you a wonderful 2019 as well.

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  15. The depth of color, shading, and detail are all superb! What misguided sould would ever want to paint this famous uniform in an anything other than full dress, eh?

    It has been a pleasure coming along for the rise. I do hope your relapse extends at least somewhat into 2019!

    Oh, and doing the 1st regiment (Poles) some day is a must, not a maybe!:-)

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    1. Lol! Yes, Peter, agree about the full-dress! :) Thanks for the great comment and encouraging words for 2019! Best to you and yours for the new year too. Dean

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  16. Utterly gorgeous Dean! Where to start with the compliments?!? Merry Christmas mate and all the best to you and the family for 2019.

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    1. Ah, you're too kind, Michael! Appreciate your visits and wonderful words. Warmest regards and best wishes for the New Year! Dean

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    1. Thank you very much, Robbie! Best to you and yours for the new year. Dean

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  18. Great job Dean, then pennants really animate the unit.

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    1. Thank you much, Jake! Kindest regards, Dean

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  19. Top quality figures Dean. Looking forward to continued high quality posts from yourself next year.

    All the best, Ross

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    1. Thank you very much, Ross. Still not sure what projects to tackle, but I'm thinking of breaking out from Napoleonics for a while - at least French & British :) Lol! Kindest regards, Dean

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  20. Lovely unit. Lancers always looks great on the table. Waiting for your next project.

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    1. Thanks, Bartek! I just placed a small order from the Perrys - just a couple of things to finish off the table for the intended Black Powder game. Happy New! Dean

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  21. Wonderful stuff Dean.
    Looking forward to seeing what 2019 brings.
    Cheers
    Stu

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    1. Thanks, Stu! Happy New Year to you too! Dean

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  22. Dean, you have been "Tango'd" on TMP see:
    http://theminiaturespage.com/boards/msg.mv?id=497548

    very nice work!
    ...DougH

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    1. Lol! THanks, Doug; truly one can never truly disappear off of TMP :) Kindest regards and best wishes for the New Year. Dean
      P.S. It'll be time for Enfilade! before we know it too!

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  23. Brilliant work Dean. A fitting end to 2018.

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    1. Thank you very much for your kind words. Warmest regards, Dean

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  24. fabulous Dean, cracking brushwork

    cheers
    Matt
    Hercé Salon de Guerre
    Mayenne
    France

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  25. Drop dead gorgeous, Dean! I look at this and wonder why I'm not playing Napoleonics. Happy New Year!

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    1. Hey, Monty! Great to hear from you - hope you're doing well. I'm sure you've seen the news of the new "Rampant" series of rules, Rebels and Patriots. This could be that "gateway drug" to get into Napoleonics! :) Warmest regards and best to you and yours for 2019! Dean

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