Copyright © 2020, Paul Scrivens-Smith

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Friday, 12 June 2020

7th Hussars


Ten days since my last post which is rather a long time for me, but I have been taking a break from the French infantry and painting something a little more intricate this week.


These figures have been assembled and primed for I reckon about six or seven years, well before we moved to the US, they have languished in the lower strata of the pile'o shame all these years, but my recent return to the dalliance with 28mm Napoleonics has bought them back to the fore.



All  the figures are from the Perry Miniatures French Napoleonic Hussars set.


I'd intended them to represent troops from the 7th Hussars at Waterloo, so, I'm really not sure why I assembled so many of them in Colpack, maybe I'll replace them at some time in the future but they will make a nice addition for now.


The joys of publishing, I can see that I missed the eagle and "7" from the sabretache in the one closest the camera!

Here are a few close ups:

The trumpeter and office on the command stand.


Another view of the dashing Captain



Elite company in Colpacks

And the back of the elites

When the two components of the force are reunited I'll be able to field three large units of French Hussars, the 5th, 6th and this 7th Regiments.

Back to painting plain old infantry for a while though, I can't keep up with all the excitement of this horse flesh.


26 comments:

  1. They turned out well - and all things are done in good time ;)

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  2. Well worth the wait! Your hussars are superb.

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  3. Huzzah, very dashing fellows

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  4. Wonderful colors, they look superb and dynamic!

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  5. Love the green - good tones. AWESOME brushwork as usual on the entire unit.

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  6. Smashing job mate, top draw these 👍

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  7. They're nice. Just trying to convince myself I don't need any French cavalry and you are not helping.

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    1. Cheers Tom, some Chasseurs a Cheval and some Lancers arrived yesterday......

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  8. Great looking hussars! I've had the same unit primed for some time and they're still staring at me!
    Best Iain

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    1. Cheers Iain, well it's took me at least six years....

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  9. Nappies! My fave period :)
    Nicely done Scrivs.
    Best wishes, hope you're avoiding the worst of it out there?
    Jeremy

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    1. Cheers Jeremy, I think your blog is part of the reason for my renewed interest.

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  10. A splendid unit Paul...

    All the best. Aly

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