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28mm Napoleonic Cavalry and Infantry

Posted by Beano Boy on 17 Apr 2018, 11:06

The horses being correct for Napoleonics I bought quite a lot of 28`s mainly plastic because I`m into conversions and where better to start then Cavalry? I will try to paint a few this year.

I do have lots of Napoleonics in my collection,but I like the boxed sets sitting on the shelves.
It`s a toy shop room,come railway although it`s a bit dusty. ;-)

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A sprue of French Cuirassiers

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A couple of boxes.

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A couple of boxes of The Blues and Royals.

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Blackpowder Warlord Games 3 sprues of French Chasseurs


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Two boxes

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2 Boxes

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2 Boxes

The Union Brigade

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2 Boxes

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British Hussars two boxes.


Lots of regiments can be made by using the spare parts.

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2 Boxes


:cowboy: " That`s an awful lot of Calver`ry ta kick up the dust !"
:coffee: All cavalry to be sure. BB
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Posted by Kekso on 17 Apr 2018, 11:21

That's very nice collection Paul. I have box of Perry's French Heavy Cavalry and currently painting British Union Brigade (as Scots Greys).
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Posted by Beano Boy on 18 Apr 2018, 15:24

Hello guys, wherever you might be.
Thanks Dalibor, lots of these 28`s are double regimental boxed sets.
I look forward to seeing your Scots Greys.

As I review what`s in the box my little dislikes I will point out. So please bare with me.
:coffee: I think it the correct English word to use ,but others often use bear,of which I always feel awkward using. Having once been scared sh...less by a rather large one

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These arrived Monday.

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Things are looking good. Love the helmets.

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A bright possibility of 4 horse poses I guess ?

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There are six identical plastic sprues.
I`m aiming for uniformity in ranks so I`m OK with that.

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Also included the complete metal Officer, another Officers head, and arm with trumpet .
Thease are for the conversion of a figure or two. :thumbup: Good.

They are the British Household Cavalry : The Blues & Royals and are two regiments that were part of the UNION BRIGADE . Being Scots and English.

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Nice examples shown.

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But not down to my basic level of painting. ;-)

As I looked at the sprues checking them over before washing them,i noticed something I`m not to keen on.I wonder if you can spot what I do not like about this boxed set?

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So lets take a closer look.

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You might like them as they will stand up,however I`m a tradisionalist and like proper platforms on my figures because i do not wish to use those plastic gaming plates. I like freedom of movement with my individual figures like the tried and tested toy soldiers I like to collect. :-D BB
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Posted by Peter on 19 Apr 2018, 11:11

Looking forward to some of these painted! Great BTW! ;-) :thumbup:
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Posted by Beano Boy on 19 Apr 2018, 12:11

I am looking forward to putting the horses together Peter, perhaps during the weekend.

I have realised in order to mount the metal Officer one has to pinch one of the horses thus leaving some poor downtrodden fellow without his Nag!

If one was planning massed formations this would be a heck of a problem with mountains of mounting up un-horsed cavalry men void of their rightful steeds.

I will look into buying loose sprues of horses later when I have more time.

I must just briefly mention that anyone at top level concerned with good quality service,and production on expensive items with a brain in their head would have insisted another horse should have been included. :-D BB
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