Thursday 30 July 2020

1st Regiment Guard d'Honneur. Art Miniaturen 1/72

These chaps were a delight to do. The white piping and decoration being the most testing part.

There will be a 2nd or 3rd regiment to add to these, though rarely brigaded together I understand.

Standard and pompom colours to add.
The white really stands out against the scarlet and green.

Saxon command base still to do to the rear and have
made a start with the Bavarian hussars.
(using Art M Saxon hussars)

Thursday 9 July 2020

Italian Guard Grenadiers plus skirmishers

Two battalions of Italian Guard to add to the mix. Circa 1813.  Blue greatcoat (rolled up) was one of their distinguishing features. 3cm x 3cm MDF bases for the Grenadiers. 
Velite chasseurs as skirmishers. 

Monday 6 July 2020

French 8th Hussars by Art Miniaturen

Art Miniaturen have produced some excellent poses with "chapeau rouleau". So appropriate for the later stages (1812-1815). It would appear that the 6th and 8th hussars were some of the early units to wear this new head gear so these chaps are painted as the 8th. No pompoms yet.....any ideas on what a 16 man regiment should depict? (4 in red, 4 in light blue, 4 in yellow/orange and 4 in violet?) Or according to another source is it red, green, blue and orange?) 
All my other light cavalry units should be the to do.
This regiment will accompany the 1st, 2nd and 10th Hussars already painted. 

Next up will be two battalions of Italian Guard in green with two skirmish bases in green also but with the shako and am pondering whether to do some Neopolitan line infantry as well. Though doubtful how involved they were in Germany in 1813.