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Chasseurs a Cheval

Just when I thought my French Napoleonic cavalry contingent was large enough Warlord Games announces new plastic cavalry. Now I will need of course a brigade of these fine Chasseurs a Cheval.

(c) Warlord Games

And like this is not enough they also announced that  plastic French Line Lancers will be coming in the near future.

Mercy, please !!! 🙂

Saxon Chevaux Leger

These are Perry plastic French Dragoons with Perry plastic hussar heads and some creative painting on the horse furniture to make it look like a Saxon one. The brigade commander is a Victrix Austrian mounted officer painted as a Saxon general. Not 100% accurate all of this  but close enough for me.

These are the Saxon Prince Johann and Prince Albrecht Chevaux Leger led by a brigade commander and his ADC’s.

Young Guard

Perry plastic line infantry with Perry French hussar heads.  It needs a bit of work to make the hussar heads fit because the line infantry has cast-on heads that you need to chop off.  The hussar heads are rounded at the bottom so you then need to  “dremel” out a seat for them in the infantry figure’s neck.  All in out about 5 minutes work per figure which is not bad at all.

These are Voltigeurs and Fusiliers of the Young Guard. Some of the drummers and officers are Perry metal figures.

 

Prussian Hussars

Filipinos do not know or care about the wargaming hobby so it is impossible for me to buy anything other than some Valejo paint locally. I have to buy all my wargames stuff abroad and the slowness and inefficiency of the Philippine Postal Service makes that a very unpleasant experience. Waiting times of up to 12 weeks for a parcel from the US or UK to arrive here, if it arrives at all,  are more the rule than the exception. I do not have that kind of patience anymore so I always try to make do with what I can get more easily and faster from Australia and convert figures into what I need at the moment.

Brandenburg Hussars
Brandenburg Hussar Regiment

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