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Dr Jeckyll Supporting Member of TMP28 Mar 2017 4:03 a.m. PST

I finally got around to documenting my the existence of my French Hussars this weekend.
They are mostly AB 15mms but with some Battle Honors (the early 6th and late 5th and late 7th in tall shako), as well as some Fantassin (the 6th).
These were painted way back mostly by my friend Neil.
Next I will try to take some snaps of my French Line Chasseurs.
Hope you like them folks!!
As always, there are more photos of the units over on my flickr: link

Cheers to all!

French 1st Hussars, 1800-05 by Erik Salvador, on Flickr

French 2nd Hussars by Erik Salvador, on Flickr

French 3rd Hussars by Erik Salvador, on Flickr

French 4th Hussars by Erik Salvador, on Flickr

French 5th Hussars by Erik Salvador, on Flickr

French 5th Hussars, 1814-15 by Erik Salvador, on Flickr

French 6th Hussars by Erik Salvador, on Flickr

French 6th Hussars by Erik Salvador, on Flickr

French 7th Hussars by Erik Salvador, on Flickr

French 7th Hussars. 1814-15 by Erik Salvador, on Flickr

French 8th Hussars by Erik Salvador, on Flickr

French 9th Hussars by Erik Salvador, on Flickr

French 10th Hussars by Erik Salvador, on Flickr

French 11th Hussars by Erik Salvador, on Flickr

French 12th Hussars by Erik Salvador, on Flickr

French 13th Hussars by Erik Salvador, on Flickr

Westphalian/French 13th "Jerome Hussars" by Erik Salvador, on Flickr

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP28 Mar 2017 5:29 a.m. PST

Wonderful. Cannot recall seeing the entire complement of French Hussars shown like this in a single posting. Even better, some are shown in early and late style.

My favourites?

3rd. That grey is so hard to get right. Your's does get it right! I can just see Carradine in there.

7th as per Marbot's rig in La Musee de l'Armee

Great images

Extrabio1947 Supporting Member of TMP28 Mar 2017 7:38 a.m. PST

Tremendous! Imagine seeing all the hussar regiments together. This is extremely impressive.

wrgmr128 Mar 2017 8:42 a.m. PST

Very pretty! My favourite are the 9th, all that sky blue.

archiduque28 Mar 2017 9:26 a.m. PST

Great Erik!!!!

Wargamorium28 Mar 2017 10:20 a.m. PST

Great stuff!

Isn't it a pity that AB didn't do their Hussars with open pelisses flying behind them as they charged. They can do it because there are a few officer figures with flying pelisses.

I also like the late hussars in conical shakos.

Well done!

Anthony Barton28 Mar 2017 11:36 a.m. PST

Wargamorium, I hate to spoil your colourful illusions, but as far as I can discover slung pelisses were never worn on campaign, by hussars of any nation. The were only worn slung from the shoulder during reviews and parades, but not in the field.
The normal practice was to wear just the dolman in the summer, and the pelisse over a waistcoat in winter. It was also normal to wear a shako cover rather than all those plumes and tassels.
I know it's rather dull , but it is perhaps nearer to the truth.

Sharpe5228 Mar 2017 12:32 p.m. PST

Anthony, I am sure you are right from a historical point of view and there are not so many manufacturers producing hussars wearing pelisse. However it would be nice to have an option of yours figures with slung pelisse which would add more colour to the already colourful hussars. Besides I take this opportunity for letting you you know that I have never enjoyed painting 18mm as much as yours.

Widowson Inactive Member28 Mar 2017 6:51 p.m. PST

I'm just going to step in here and offer one critical thought:

The 11th Hussars were Dutch, with a terrible reputation in combat. But they all rode on cloth shabraques – blue with yellow edge lace.

Just sayin'

Phil the french28 Mar 2017 11:09 p.m. PST

15mm? Can't believe it! What a wonderful collection…Superb, absolutly superb…

Gunner Dunbar29 Mar 2017 1:41 a.m. PST

Wow, quite a collection, nice painting to.

mysteron Supporting Member of TMP29 Mar 2017 3:20 a.m. PST

If I owned them I would be very proud to use them. Excellent.

Wargamorium29 Mar 2017 10:33 a.m. PST

Dear Anthony Barton

You are absolutely right but I fully agree with Sharpe52.

I have painted nearly 6,500 Napoleonic AB figures but I would still love to have some French Hussars with their pelisses slung. I would also love to have a regiment of Gendarmes d'Elites.


Dr Jeckyll Supporting Member of TMP29 Mar 2017 10:37 a.m. PST

Glad you guys liked the post:)
I will continue to photograph my minis and post them.
Next up Line Chasseurs a Cheval and French artillery.
Cheers all!

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP29 Mar 2017 10:59 a.m. PST

I have no interest in 18mm…or at least I did not until I did a few carriages for Julian Mizzi in that scale and discovered just how good AB miniatures could be. Not 6500, not even 65 to be honest, but superb quality castings.

Hussars with pelisses slung? Yes, but for parade only and full dress.

Gendarmes d'Elite? I have more of then than cuirassiers (in 28mm). That is different….oh yes. My first ever full unit in 18mm they would then be, but only if in the nice red lapels, long tailed coat look. Best turned out unit of the era. Grenadiers a Cheval basically, but even smarter.

von Winterfeldt29 Mar 2017 10:52 p.m. PST

wow great – I espccially like the thir hussars.

I strongly support Anthony Barton – that he did sculpt realistic and historical accurate miniatures, what a refreshing attitude to resist fantasy

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