Well John will be glad to see these guys making a showing at long last!
A wee while back my good friend John (Von Blucher) over in the USA very generously sold off some of his fine AB Napoleonic collection to help out a family member (or family friend I can't quite remember?). I was lucky enough to pick up his guard chasseur a cheval regiment (as well as some commands that I posted earlier). Unfortunately the postal service decided to put the package through its paces and a lot of the riders were separated from their mounts as well as a few bruised and broken bones.
Anyway I had plans to enlarge the regiment to a 40 strong unit and to make a separate 3 man command base so I set about taking the remaining troopers off their mounts and cleaned plus painted extra troopers and horses. They are not 100% finished yet but I thought it was time to share the . . .
So this is the 1st 24 of the regiment and the rest will follow soon. I have a flag to reduce and a few little areas to finish off on the remaining WIP figures then they can join the regiment and then there are also the Mamelukes to add in!!! Yes I know it looks as though I will have to many troops! I'm thinking when the Mamelukes are done I may split them and making a second regiment of 24 for my brother David?
So with my own painted troopers and horses mixed in with John's I really could not tell you who painted what? John did the regiment with bright vibrant colour so I tried my best to match them and I feel it worked well. I changed the faces to my own style so they match my other troops but to be honest not that different from John's own painting. The uniforms are definitely a lot lighter in colour than the chasseur a cheval troopers I have painted for my Napoleon command base and I really like them. I'm just not that brave to go lighter without following someone's lead.
This is the full 40 strong regiment, 16 troopers still to finish and a flag to add. They are really very close to being finished and I'll aim to have them done for the Waterloo anniversary battles we will no doubt have!
And a little dark pic of what else I'm working on at the moment. 6 lieb hussars not quite finished but very, very close plus I have just varnished another 4 Von Lutzow freikorp troops tonight! 12 down, 20 to go and the rest have all been base coated and have a lot of 1st shades and details done.
So that's me for tonight.
Have a good week and happy wargaming!