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Boosting my Austrian Napoleonic cavalry

Posted by Fire at Will on 24 Nov 2020, 17:14

Over the years I acquired an extra packet each of the HaT Austrian Cuirassiers and Chevaulegers. So earlier this year I decided that I would replace all my Airfix conversions with the newer HaT figures, so I bought another packet of each. This gave me two more units of Cuirassiers, one of Dragoons, and two Chevaulegers (one with green and the other with white coats).
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This combined with my much earlier painting of Hat figures gave me a total of four Cuirassier (at the front), three Dragoon (rear right) and three Chevauleger (rear left). I also had to rebase the older figures to match.
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Cuirassiers followed by dragoons, typically I spotted I had forgotten to flutter the flags on the new units before taking the pictures.
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Cuirassiers followed by Chevaulegers
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Posted by Peter on 24 Nov 2020, 21:32

Great reinforcements for your cavalery! I like them! :thumbup:
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Posted by Fire at Will on 27 Nov 2020, 07:51

Observant readers may have noticed that I would have eight cuirassier figures left over from two packets of the HaT figures. These were modified with the bicorne heads from the Chevaulegers to provide an earlier version of the uniform suitable for the French Revolution period. I also swapped the horses for some old spare Italeri Carabinier horses as there were a few badly moulded horses in the sets.
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Posted by CPN on 27 Nov 2020, 09:17

Dear Fire at will,
You revolutionary line (and you imagination armies) of figures have always been my favourite on your blog. This is another fine addition. Do you plan any game coming soon?
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Posted by Kekso on 27 Nov 2020, 20:39

A boost indeed. Good one.
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Posted by Bill Slavin on 27 Nov 2020, 22:33

That’s a lot of cavalry! A nice addition to your army - I hope they get on a table soon.
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Posted by MABO on 29 Nov 2020, 17:51

You really have been busy! Massive reinforcement!
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Posted by Fire at Will on 30 Nov 2020, 22:28

"Something old something new" The new is the unit of German Light Infantry created from the HaT Austrian Landwehr. The old is my long serving Airfix Hussars that were painted as Austrian and now rebased.
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