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Blue Max04 Dec 2012 11:50 a.m. PST

Here is the colorful 11th Hussars:

More pictures here:

Comments and advice welcome.

Shark Six Three Zero Inactive Member04 Dec 2012 1:33 p.m. PST

Oh how I like that! Good job sir.

bracken Supporting Member of TMP04 Dec 2012 2:29 p.m. PST

Inspiring as always! Now if only I could drag myself away from WW2

Widowson04 Dec 2012 3:09 p.m. PST

Great looking unit. Despite their truly bad combat record, I've always had a soft spot for this regiment. Love the white fur.

If you don't mind some constructive criticism, this regiment all had the cloth shabraques for rank and file. I can understand why you didn't do that, since manufacturers don't provide them. One other thing – shouldn't the officer and trumpeter also have all white fur?

Again, beautiful regiment!

Blue Max04 Dec 2012 3:40 p.m. PST

Thanks Shark 630 ;-)

Bracken: you will come to the Napoleonics: war is more beautiful with plumes and epaulettes ;-)

Widowson: Thanks for you comment. You're right about the shabraque, it's a shame we cannot buy horses separately… If the officer and trumpeter had white fur hats, it would mean they were part of the elite company. But I wanted to depict an officer and a trumpeter from the line with "customized" uniforms, so I painted their hats black.

Ashenduke Inactive Member04 Dec 2012 7:29 p.m. PST

Very cool, really like those white colpacks. Going to have to look up their combat record now, can't remember what was so bad about it.

Blue Max05 Dec 2012 9:26 a.m. PST

They were almost annihilated during the Russian campaign, but they have a good combat record according to this source:

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