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Personal logo paxx88 Supporting Member of TMP27 Jan 2018 8:21 a.m. PST

Hi all I have added pictures of the French 5th hussar regiment on my Blog page.

Thanks for Looking:


wrgmr127 Jan 2018 8:29 a.m. PST


Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP27 Jan 2018 9:10 a.m. PST

I do like the late shako rouleau look……the cylindric headgear is so iconically French.

Another thing about both Hussar regts you have shown here. How much better they look at rest, not charging hell for leather. The "uniformity" that results creates an impression of a much larger unit.

I have just undercoated my Perry Gardes d'Honneur (at rest) and the same, I hope, will result with them.

Frederick Supporting Member of TMP27 Jan 2018 11:39 a.m. PST

The half of La Brigade Infernale! Great work – I have them but they are 6mm

I agree with Deadhead as to the great luck you have created in your unit!

idontbelieveit27 Jan 2018 4:33 p.m. PST

Nice result. I think this is my favorite French hussar regiment. You've done them well!

Markconz27 Jan 2018 8:09 p.m. PST


Personal logo paxx88 Supporting Member of TMP28 Jan 2018 8:59 a.m. PST

Thanks guys-I like the at rest pose for regiments en masse more impressive.

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP28 Jan 2018 12:48 p.m. PST

Perrys are beginning to take note.

Recent releases suggest so.

All we need now is releases of horses in just such poses in sets. No riders. Just an alternative to what is available.

The galloping horses will not go to waste.

Just give me 3-4 horses with the pointed tailed shabraque. (OH YES) for any Guard Light cavalry. Do me the French Heavy Cavalry and the sheepskin only that you already do….but now the horses only. (I hope the explanation is obvious).

I have always recalled, in solo wargaming, how odd it seemed to have one's cavalry lined up behind the infantry in mad charging poses, before the first shot was fired. OK just as daft as when the Cuirassiers, at parade rest, are pushed into a broken square of Prussians, about to be slaughtered.

I gave up throwing dice in the early 80s when my airborne units were massacred every time, usually before hitting the ground. I now just fill bookshelves with 28mm figures…

wrgmr129 Jan 2018 9:37 p.m. PST

deadhead – sad to hear, you would fit in with our group here in Vancouver BC.

Marc at work30 Jan 2018 5:51 a.m. PST

Liam – the solution is obvious. Buy and paint multiple units – cavalry at rest and at charge, infantry at rest, marching, charging, firing etc, then swap them on the table as the need arises…

All this talk of your para massacres suggests to me you want to play again, but just haven't got around to it.

But it's all just play and imagination, so I don't over-worry about the poses. My Naps friend prefers marching, but I use every pose, as it makes the battlefield look more "active" or "alive"

Widowson06 Feb 2018 6:08 p.m. PST


I think it all goes back to Airfix – including the casualty figures.

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