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Mateus27 Nov 2017 8:07 a.m. PST

More pics on my blog:


Timbo W27 Nov 2017 10:34 a.m. PST

OK, I'm used to this now! Amazing job again Matteus

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP27 Nov 2017 2:48 p.m. PST

Great research gone into this. Red poles and longer lances than most. Saddle cloth etc….well done.

Funny how we all feel that all trumpeters rode greys. I do wonder how widespread was that practice? It looks great no doubt

Frederick Supporting Member of TMP27 Nov 2017 7:01 p.m. PST

Nice! Great work and love the research

Greystreak28 Nov 2017 1:44 a.m. PST

In point of fact, Liam, Russian cavalry did not mount trumpeters on greys/whites until after the Napoleonic wars were over--it was the way they identified enemy cavalry at a distance. Some Russian light cavalry (Cossacks, hussars, uhlans,& mounted Jaegers) used piebald/skewbald horses for trumpeters, but not greys.

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP28 Nov 2017 11:11 a.m. PST

Interesting that they still did think of some way for their trumpeters to be immediately recognisable. Thanks

I did imagine it was very much a French practice to use greys, but then wonder about French Allies or even Prussians/Austrians etc. I recall a specific HG's instruction to British cavalry that this was not to apply, perhaps suggesting that it had indeed been not that uncommon.

springsnow Inactive Member06 Dec 2017 8:20 a.m. PST

Love your painting job and love your tutorials too Mateus.
Just curious, do you use anything before priming your 1/72 minis? What kind of primer do you use?

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