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Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP18 Mar 2016 5:04 a.m. PST

One of four New Napoleonic Generals, just made by the talented Paul Hicks, shortly to join the Gringo40s catalogue. You'll remember the superb mounted version they have long offered, based on the portrait in the Louvre..

I am assured that this beau Sabreur is Murat, in his 1812 "Thirty Years War" style
Uniform, pointing on a map, with his switch he always carried
in action. Eventually mounted versions will be done of all these Generals, Ged Cronin tells me.

This clearly is a beautifully sculpted figure, full of character and rather unique! I look forward to seeing what else emerges and will try to beat Tango01 to it….but you have to get up early for that!


Had to hunt around to find images of him in this rig but did manage to find some superb work (much larger scale of course) by this chap. His whole site is worth a look through. Incredible




Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP18 Mar 2016 7:20 a.m. PST

Pegaso models do him mounted, again in a much larger scale, but it does tell us something of the colour scheme





Zinnfiguren have him thus at Borodino, in their gallery.



First Legion Ltd even show him with a detachable cloak


Finally a print of the work of Aleksandr Yezhov. This is said to be JM at Krasnoi


jammy four Sponsoring Member of TMP21 Mar 2016 2:46 a.m. PST


many thanks for the Heads up……… of Murats more
memorable uniforms methinks and much admired by the cossacks as was the man.


Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP21 Mar 2016 5:49 a.m. PST

He just cries out for the Mameluke Officer's horse……..even with Murat as a standing figure. Background. Very "heroic"

jammy four Sponsoring Member of TMP21 Mar 2016 10:16 a.m. PST

Deadhead great minds and all that…………….Mameluke horse rearing will be the inspiration behind the mounted


davejl21 Mar 2016 11:53 a.m. PST

Yet another brilliant figure Ged, and so colourful. Where do you get your ideas from? And the sculpting – always so good, crisp and clear.

Glad you'll be at Salute again with all your goodies.

Best Wishes davejl

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP21 Mar 2016 11:55 a.m. PST

Oh, I can see him now………

I fear the mounted version will totally outsell the foot one. Murat lived on a horse surely. Other than facing a firing squad, he is rarely portrayed as non-equestrian

We all want to know what is coming next……….we are teased……. I know what is being asked above by Davejl. How do you come up with such lateral thinking? The Garibaldi figures I just love…not a difficult conversion to put 50 years earlier.

Now I have been thinking about those Lithuanian Tartars today. Separate right arms…is that right? So, I have spare arms left over, from Mamelukes, to create a trumpeter, an officer, a guy with a pistol, all of the Tartars……..hmmmmmmm

Shame they did not rate an eagle…as one squadron only I think I recall…….

jammy four Sponsoring Member of TMP21 Mar 2016 12:16 p.m. PST


I think you may be right on the sales basis but there are few foot figures with a corresponding mounted version available and to commission a foot figure is faster for matching up a relevant horse…….not to forget the abundance of lace always a time consuming exercise for sculpters…………….the Lithuanian command is being worked on as we speak,they were a splendid unit both visually and combat wise the remanants fought on in 1813/14 in various young guard units………you are right they only even managed to raise one squadron though a regiment was ordered so to speak. they deserved an Eagle… regards Ged

jammy four Sponsoring Member of TMP21 Mar 2016 12:19 p.m. PST


cheers matey as ever…….
for your support ..more Napoelonics
in the mix..includes a few suprises!!

best regards

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP21 Mar 2016 12:54 p.m. PST

Well you have just scuppered your profits then!

Eat your heart out. I have a list here in front of me of what……..

I was, tomorrow, going to order.

A mix of Mamelukes and Tartars, to create occifers and trumpeters, plus……. I have some spare arms with the pistol.

OK, my total order was about 10 figures (I want to do also early Mamelukes) which will not pay your mortgage, I know but………

I gather the Mamelukes are proving popular and "a success". Will we hear who sculpted them? They are quite "unique", I think many will agree.

I obviously loved your G d' Elite etc, but…and I hate to admit it, for a unit, I never had the slightest interest in…

Those Mamelukes are superb. Even without a timbale de basque…..!

jammy four Sponsoring Member of TMP21 Mar 2016 5:14 p.m. PST


looking forward to you expansive imagination
and sculpting tools bringing the battle of the
Pyramids to life

when I was there a few year ago before the troubles
I looked for the site of the battle. multiple sources
told me it was now covered by a carpark!!

I reckon its still there laying in plain view.


davejl04 Jun 2016 11:06 a.m. PST

Hi. Just finished painting another set of Gringos figures and just had to say how lovely they are. the sculpts are brilliant – hardly any flash – and they paint up beautifully.

great figures Ged and I eagerly await the next batch of figures. Any chance of saying when that'll be and what the figures will be – or is that a state secret at the moment???

Best Wishes davejl

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP22 Aug 2017 10:46 a.m. PST

well we were promised a mounted version from Gringos40 and here he is;


Three Armies22 Aug 2017 2:38 p.m. PST

to me, his uniforms just say " shoot me first" lol

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP23 Aug 2017 2:55 a.m. PST

Well, in the end, they did of course…but at least he was standing still

jammy four Sponsoring Member of TMP23 Aug 2017 9:54 p.m. PST

indeed liam aside form the fatal lead overdose in 1815 he was only wounded once shot through the jaw knocking out a couple of teeth and leaving a scar visible on the retreat from Russia in 1812 as a vivid mauve line……aside from that he lead a charmed life! (happened in Egypt courtesy of Murad Bey I believe,,who lost a finger!


Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP24 Aug 2017 2:46 a.m. PST

Another view from Ged to whet your appetites


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