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Nappy Cavalry Project - The Parade!

Posted by Marvin on 19 Dec 2015, 00:13

For all those that have kindly been following the Nappy Cavalry Project, here’s the end-of-year "Grand Parade" I promised. In reality it's just a bit of eccentric silliness played out on the dining room table. :oops:

I’ve uploaded the 6-minute video of it to YouTube and embedded it below for your “entertainment”. There is a narrative (of sorts) and I’ve added a soundtrack of Napoleonic-era military tunes, both French and British tunes.

It’s a busy time of the year with Christmas but a week away (and presents still to buy for the family…), so I’ve had to rush this video a little but it’s all been good fun. Some stills of the 'event' are also below:


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Some of the troops arriving on the parade ground...
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Napoleon sees the Cossacks arrive and panics!
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All the regiments gathered together for Napoleon's inspection.
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Of course, it was all televised!
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The winning regiment announced, Napoleon leads his French cavalry away.
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The British cavalry follow in an orderly fashion at first...
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...but then predictably give in to hopeless indiscipline and charge wildly after the departing French.
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General Lefebvre-Desnouettes of the Chasseurs a Cheval was right to have misgivings, it seems! ;-)
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Posted by Beano Boy on 19 Dec 2015, 01:23

:cowboy: " Here comes,The Cavalry. Yippee!"

It takes dedication, determination and self discipline along with an ever patient smile, to produce such fine regiments. Brilliant Work Marvin. BB

:read: "I notice some have had a light fall of snow,rather like the dusting on BB`s cake."
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Posted by blucher1815red on 19 Dec 2015, 12:25

Well done Marvin, I have been following your progress with this challenge all year, & the final result is wonderful, the standard of painting is quite superb & this final gathering is the icing on the cake.
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Posted by Beano Boy on 19 Dec 2015, 23:26

So Good to see Blucher. Stay around i could certainly use a Friend with Kindred Spirit for 1815. BB
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Posted by Zed1 on 20 Dec 2015, 11:00

That's a lot of cavalry. My regards - I really envy you people who paint loads of horseback figures in order to set up huge armies. Personally, I don't like to paint cavalry that much because I find these figures much more time-consuming then infantry.

I'm looking forward for what will come in 2016.
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Posted by Kekso on 20 Dec 2015, 12:53

I'm speechless. Television is nice and funny addition ;)
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Posted by Marvin on 20 Dec 2015, 17:58

Kekso wrote:I'm speechless. Television is nice and funny addition ;)


Found in my old Subbuteo football collection! :-D
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Posted by vellek on 21 Dec 2015, 23:24

Great post. I wonder...in 2016 will Robert E. Lee review his men of the Army of Northern Virginia? Or Trajan hold an inspection of his legions? Can't wait to see!
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Posted by Marvin on 22 Dec 2015, 19:56

vellek wrote:Great post. I wonder...in 2016 will Robert E. Lee review his men of the Army of Northern Virginia? Or Trajan hold an inspection of his legions? Can't wait to see!


The pressure's on! :shock: ;-)
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Posted by Peter on 22 Dec 2015, 21:34

Fantastic! :thumbup:
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Posted by k.b. on 24 Dec 2015, 15:32

Absolutely spiffing show of strength Marvin! I have my own paricular favourite regiment! Do you have a favourite of your own and if so which regiment did you enjoy painting the most?
Without going back through them all I think there were 2 regiments that you didn't paint ...... if my memory serves me rightly! Russian Kuirassiers and their Saxon counterparts! Please correct me if I'm wrong!?! Apart from these figures I think you painted every other box of Napoleonic cavalry worth painting (at least in my opinion)!
Bravo bravo your determination is surely an inspiration to all!
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Posted by Marvin on 24 Dec 2015, 19:31

k.b. wrote:Absolutely spiffing show of strength Marvin! I have my own paricular favourite regiment! Do you have a favourite of your own and if so which regiment did you enjoy painting the most?


My favourite regiment? Tough one - but I think I'm happiest with the way the Red Lancers turned out Zvezda, but the Waterloo 1815 Leib Hussars were the most rewarding to paint, I think. Lovely sculpted figures and they gave me confidence to do more cavalry.

k.b. wrote:Without going back through them all I think there were 2 regiments that you didn't paint ...... if my memory serves me rightly! Russian Kuirassiers and their Saxon counterparts! Please correct me if I'm wrong!?! Apart from these figures I think you painted every other box of Napoleonic cavalry worth painting (at least in my opinion)!


Yes, I'd agree! I do have a box of the Russian Cuirassiers but just ran out of time to do them. I might also add to the list Zvezda's Russian Hussars as well. And Waterloo 1815 also have some decent looking French Lancers released...

Thanks for your support and advice as always. :thumbup: :-D
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Posted by MABO on 29 Dec 2015, 22:46

I will always follow your fantastic work, Marvin. I am really waiting for new stuff in the new year. The film is really a nice kind of presentation!!
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Posted by Susofrick on 30 Dec 2015, 08:42

Yip yip yip! :horse: The parade! Very nicely done! Great to see! And very nice video!
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Posted by Mr. Andrea on 08 Jan 2016, 16:05

I am back to Lome' after almost two relaxing internet-free weeks in Italy, and I am absolutely happy for this Xmas gift. :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool:
An amazing massive stampede! :thumbup: Finally!
Fantastically based! :yeah:
Supercalifragilisticexpialidociously painted! :drool:
I am going to buy a good bottle and toast to it! :mrgreen:
A great job, Marvin.
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Posted by Marvin on 09 Jan 2016, 19:51

Mr. Andrea wrote:I am back to Lome' after almost two relaxing internet-free weeks in Italy, and I am absolutely happy for this Xmas gift. :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool:
An amazing massive stampede! :thumbup: Finally!
Fantastically based! :yeah:
Supercalifragilisticexpialidociously painted! :drool:
I am going to buy a good bottle and toast to it! :mrgreen:
A great job, Marvin.


Thank you Mr. Andrea! And thanks for all your wonderful support throughout the project! :yeah:
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Posted by KenzoSato on 20 Jan 2016, 21:45

Good, very good
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Posted by Eugenij on 21 Jan 2016, 11:09

Terrific cavalry! I have no words... Stunningly!

I would say one remark only.. Russian lifeguard cossacks wear summer dress, but bases are covered by snow.
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Posted by Marvin on 21 Jan 2016, 19:45

Eugenij wrote:Terrific cavalry! I have no words... Stunningly!

I would say one remark only.. Russian lifeguard cossacks wear summer dress, but bases are covered by snow.


Ah, I never thought of that Eygenij! :oops: It needed a Russian to spot that! ...Or maybe they were caught out by a "summer" snowfall?! :-D ;-)

Thanks for your praise, glad you like them. :yeah:
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Posted by Peter on 22 Jan 2016, 10:09

Eugenij wrote:Terrific cavalry! I have no words... Stunningly!

I would say one remark only.. Russian lifeguard cossacks wear summer dress, but bases are covered by snow.

Must be early spring! ;-)
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