15th Chasseurs a Cheval

Posted by Bill Slavin on 09 Aug 2017, 16:14

I finished these up as part of my Tudela project. The 15th Chasseurs a Cheval were part of Colbert's light cavalry brigade and saw action throughout Spain.
I wanted more of a campaign look for these, so I did a few alterations to the solid but not particularly spectacular Hat Chasseurs (only two horse poses, for instance). There was no command figure, so I did a head swap to put him in a bearskin with colpak, as was often the case, and added a sash and epaulettes. Also no dedicated trumpeter was supplied although they do give a trumpet, so a bit of alteration there (removal of carbine, added a cord). Also put some of the shakos with covers, trimmed back some plumes, and, I thought most successfully, put a number of the figures in the trooper overalls. Overall the result was so-so, but a lot of fun in the process.
So that pretty well concludes the French, other than some command stands and maybe a few more limbers. The Spanish are close to completion as well, only 30 or more figures to do - I'll share the final results when they are done.






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Posted by Bramble15 on 09 Aug 2017, 16:36

Very well done!!! I very much like the look of the completed unit all together in a line! Also like the fact that you did the whole box at once......something I am working on remembering to do!
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Posted by C M Dodson on 09 Aug 2017, 17:37

Very nice indeed.

For the Ligny re fight I rehorsed the Chasseurs on Hat Prussian cavalry mounts which I think look a lot better than the originals.

I also used the command and elite company figures from Newline and put them on the same Hat horses. This seemed to work well.

Best wishes,

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Posted by Susofrick on 10 Aug 2017, 07:16

Very nice work! And the horses look very nice too!
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Posted by matgc on 10 Aug 2017, 13:20

Nice figures!

What about the buildings in the background? Where did you get them? Are they 1/72 scale?
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Posted by Bill Slavin on 10 Aug 2017, 13:47

Thanks all. Photos are looking a bit washed out, but they give the general idea. And I swear I'll never paint a unit that has orange as its piping colour again!

The buildings I scratch built for 1/72 gaming - which means probably a wee bit smallish but close enough.
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Posted by Kekso on 10 Aug 2017, 19:50

Very nice. That reddish brown horse with light mane is interesting in particular.
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Posted by Marvin on 11 Aug 2017, 21:12

Yes, I like what you've achieved with the horses too. Good work with the headswaps too! :yeah:
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Posted by sansovino on 12 Aug 2017, 10:28

Wonderful figures and painting. I like their vivid appearance....
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