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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 Armies Supporting Member of TMP05 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 Paris05 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 "

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