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Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP05 May 2018 3:23 a.m. PST

Well suddenly we are spoilt for these characters. Perry have long done the metal 1815 figures (indeed even the Royalist look 1st Regt) and very recently released the plastic range to much acclaim. Everyone was asking for the earlier look too and Brigade Games Miniatures have now announced these, the cutaway coat as well as the Kinski. Hopefully we will soon see someone show how they all work together painted up;








Three Armies05 May 2018 6:13 a.m. PST

They look very nice indeed.

Artilleryman05 May 2018 6:14 a.m. PST

Well done Brigade Games. That fills quite a gap for those interested in the earlier period of the Empire. Hicks designed figures are second only to Perrys in my opinion. There are also quite some conversion possibilities with Guard Chasseurs and Horse Artillery in campaign dress coming to mind.

Garde de Paris Supporting Member of TMP05 May 2018 7:24 a.m. PST

Does anyone have pictures of the Brigade Games horses?

My current 12 early Chasseurs a cheval were converted from Stadden Empress Dragoons in 30mm. Fun, but slow.

These with the long-tailed coats look great!


Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP05 May 2018 8:56 a.m. PST

Artilleryman, that is clever….Guard Chasseurs indeed in the coat. Very clever…I love it.

Either a head swap, or build up the shako with Greenstuff to a colpack. Take the brass wire of a nice Rioja for the aigulettes (ready braided and to scale) and jobs done. Need the right horses though.

Hicks' figures I really like. They are more slender than Perrys but I think that a positive feature. Some of the facial features have worried me in some previous releases. Very syndromal features can creep in, but not in this case.

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP05 May 2018 9:50 a.m. PST

The horses. Well they are included and I would imagine (stress only that) very similar to the even earlier figures from Egyptian campaign…..BG-NFR078 French Cavalry Chasseurs .

The same horses appear in many of the French Light cavalry listed obviously.

18th Century Guy Supporting Member of TMP05 May 2018 8:03 p.m. PST

Finally, someone did French Chasseur a Cheval in the habit a la Chasseur!

Artilleryman06 May 2018 8:08 a.m. PST

I think that was Eureka for line chassers. Nice figures but I prefer Hicks and Perrys.

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP06 May 2018 9:13 a.m. PST

Must be me but I thought Paul Hicks did the work for Brigade Games Miniatures…………

They are his sculpts I think…certainly, his instantly recognisable style.

I think you got this one wrong……

But if I am wrong………….

Artilleryman06 May 2018 3:23 p.m. PST

Deadhead, my mistake. I completely misread 18th Century's post. You are right, these are Paul Hicks sculpts.

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP08 May 2018 5:43 a.m. PST

and how I wish you had not suggested the Chasseurs of the Guard in the early rig….

The Horse Artillery at Waterloo would need to lose the carbine though……

and both would need Perry horses with pointed shabraque too.

at $5 USD each rider plus the extra horses, this could be pricey at UK exchange rates, but, if I wait another year…who knows?????

Personal logo BrigadeGames Sponsoring Member of TMP11 May 2018 10:31 a.m. PST

Yes, the chasseur horses are the same – "The horses. Well they are included and I would imagine (stress only that) very similar to the even earlier figures from Egyptian campaign…..BG-NFR078 French Cavalry Chasseurs "

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP29 Jun 2018 9:56 a.m. PST

Mine arrived today.

It is Artilleryman's fault. He planted that seed suggesting Chasseurs a Cheval de la Garde Imperiale (and the Horse Artillery too).

Have to again say how wrong I was about the posting challenges. The cost is massive, but that is not the fault of the company. The speed impressed and the figures are so well cast. Really sharp edges and some great detail (much of which I must now file off of course).

I know I could leave them with the sheepskin, on campaign, but I cannot resist building up to the shabraque. Same applies to the ornaments on the colpack. But one has to, let's face it

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP05 Jul 2018 10:01 a.m. PST

Work in progress. Four more still need the aigulettes, a few plumes and then the real work starts. Painting the wretched things. Perry horses on order. I know they could be seen sheepskin only, on campaign….and some will still be so. A quick snap, with a flash, so not brilliant


Lambert Supporting Member of TMP06 Jul 2018 7:23 a.m. PST

I admire your skill, those look good colpacks. The aigulettes are very effective too. Look forward to seeing the finished articles.

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP06 Jul 2018 8:40 a.m. PST

The aigulettes needed a lot more work. Two further single strands from button hole to epaulette tip and two dangly bits from the button hole. The trumpeter looks right, but the swordsman, as shown right, was all wrong. Redone. They look much better now. There is one error, one strand still missing but….that WILL DO!

Great fun. I love conversion work.

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP05 Aug 2018 8:54 a.m. PST

A month on. Let us blame the holiday in Tuscany and then the last minute deal for Catalonia when we got back.

They are done. OK, If you can accept some officers with a carbine/musketoon then they are done. Perry horses were not usable, as these guys cannot sit on them (long story). Thank God I had the spares from the Carlist Wars and some Perry Sheepskin type Light Cavalry horses.

Best I have ever done. Well I think so.

I once remember a complaint that Perry figures were too detailed (ie too much work to paint) and I thought how sad, one cannot win. I think I now understand. The quality of modelling and casting is to scale…..but superbly defined. So you have to do it. Horses, less convincing. Most are now casualties for basing (very good for that actually)

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