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Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP09 Aug 2018 7:29 a.m. PST

Finally finished the conversion of the Brigade Games Miniatures Chasseurs a Cheval to their Imperial Guard Brethren. I bought six more Perry chasseurs, just for the horses, but these figures cannot sit into the shabraque, I found. Fortunately I had some Perry Carlist War lancer horses spare and, also, they did use the sheepskin on campaign, it seems. The eagle bearing officer carries a firearm. This may be a special characteristic of La Garde, of which only I am aware, or it may be the challenge to remove the wretched thing. One pic shows them next to my earliest chasseurs in the Dolman from Perrys. The originals carried superb detail. I am less keen on the horses supplied though.

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Personal logo Flashman14 Supporting Member of TMP09 Aug 2018 8:02 a.m. PST

Beautiful! Love the long grasses too!

PzGeneral09 Aug 2018 8:10 a.m. PST

WOW! Those are really beautiful! thumbs up

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP09 Aug 2018 8:13 a.m. PST

Apologies for the multiple postings!!!!!!!!!

No idea why that happened

Artilleryman09 Aug 2018 8:30 a.m. PST

Lovely figures.

Personal logo BrigadeGames Sponsoring Member of TMP09 Aug 2018 8:53 a.m. PST

Nicely done.

Frederick Supporting Member of TMP09 Aug 2018 9:37 a.m. PST

Amazing work

Lord Hill09 Aug 2018 12:11 p.m. PST

Absolutely great!

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP09 Aug 2018 1:27 p.m. PST

Thanks all.

My wife has still not forgiven Artilleryman, (he inspired this) for his suggestion that this could be done, way back in May;

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The Chasseurs and the Artillerie a Cheval de La GI have dominated my thinking ever since. The basic figures from USA were superbly detailed and the conversion work has been such fun. This has been an enjoyable project…for me anyway.


I am told there is now a moratorium on modelling domestically….but those new Perry elite dragoons in bearskins could be early Carabiniers a Cheval, or, those in helmets, with some reshaping, Empress Dragoons………AAAAAAAAAAAAAARGH

Jim Selzer09 Aug 2018 3:17 p.m. PST

you got mad skills WOW

Artilleryman10 Aug 2018 3:00 a.m. PST

At least the Perrys would be so much cheaper.

von Winterfeldt10 Aug 2018 7:36 a.m. PST

again very nice, the eagle bearer shouldn't carry a carbine

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP10 Aug 2018 8:30 a.m. PST

absolutely right. The same with my Artillerie a cheval command group. The snag is the eagle bearer for the originals did carry one and, as I explained elsewhere, there were two choices.

Firstly it is a little known fact (indeed known only to me) that Guard Eagle bearing officers were uniquely required to carry one for protection of the trophy. Would I make this up?


Secondly it was far too much work to try to remove the weapon and ruin all the careful casting.


The carbine is a nuisance. Without it I would have created several mounted gunners and NCOs for the Chasseurs. Thanks for the feedback though, I do genuinely welcome criticism and pointing out errors. This one I decided to accept though as I had the eagles and flags (GMB) to use up!

El Lobo10 Aug 2018 10:06 a.m. PST

One word, BEAUTIFUL!

bracken Supporting Member of TMP10 Aug 2018 10:52 a.m. PST

Once again beautiful work, I envy your commitment and dedication. If only I could muster a fraction of it!

Artilleryman10 Aug 2018 10:53 a.m. PST

Yup! I am sold on the carbine for protection story. If I was that man I would have.

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP10 Aug 2018 12:27 p.m. PST

OK, so now two people are convinced that occifers of La Garde Imperiale, if en Chevaux and carrying un Aigle, carried a carbine. It is surprising that so few people know this obvious fact. (I did O level French…plus forte..je pense a mois maime…)


Rousellout…pah that guy is overrated….he missed this detail.

Marc the plastics fan12 Aug 2018 11:08 a.m. PST

Glad to see you are basing on rectangles now. Far more wargame friendly than those early round bases of yours …

Evil, aren't I

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP12 Aug 2018 11:19 a.m. PST

So where do I stick the hundreds of circular bases that my scrub nurses (US speak for op theatre assistants) have saved over the last two years from my operating microscope?

My wife has one suggestion as to where I could stick them, but it seems to exclude her…


I did start with those steel plates.

Those rectangles are steel perforated plates and totally…totally…. indestructible….

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP12 Aug 2018 11:21 a.m. PST

So where do I stick the hundreds of circular bases that my scrub nurses (US speak for op theatre assistants) have saved over the last two years from my operating microscope?

My wife has one suggestion as to where I could stick them, but it seems to exclude her…

Those rectangles are steel perforated plates and totally…totally…. indestructible….

I showed them here before after my St Paul on the Road to Damascus thing. (15th June)

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