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French SYW 'Cavalry on Parade'

Posted by Ochoin on 19 Jan 2022, 04:28

Having just finished painting the Red Box Jacobite cavalry as the French SYW Orleans regiment, I thought I'd parade the combined cavalry

8 regiments worth and a colourful lot they look:
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The light cavalry (Schomberg's Volunteerrs & a combined Hussar unit):
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A Heavy cavalry brigade comprised of the Lusignan & Wurtemberg regiments:
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The new Orleans regiment, brigaded with the Maestre de Camp General regiment:
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And finally, the Dragoon brigade, led by a new French general, converted from a figure in the Red Box set:
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As many of you know, French SYW cavalry in this scale are not to be had - all but one of the above units are conversions. This means quite a few incorrect details to do with uniform & horse furniture.
So, whilst not entirely satisfied with them, they mostly look the part IMO.

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Posted by Minuteman on 19 Jan 2022, 09:55

A very impressive parade! You have clearly been working hard to complete the Orleans regiment based on the new Redbox figures; looks very good here.
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Posted by Kekso on 19 Jan 2022, 12:26

Awesome collection.
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Posted by Susofrick on 19 Jan 2022, 13:01

Totally impressive! Wow!
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Posted by Ochoin on 19 Jan 2022, 13:43

Thanks for the generous comments.

I am forced to quote the familiar Punch cartoon:

"Military Education. General. "Mr de Bridoon, what is the general use of cavalry in modern warfare?
Mr de Bridoon. "Well, I suppose to give tone to what would otherwise be a mere vulgar brawl!"

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Posted by Peter on 19 Jan 2022, 14:43

Wonderfull! Thanks for sharing Donald! :thumbup:
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Posted by Michael Robert on 19 Jan 2022, 18:39

Spectacular Donald, just spectacular!
But you butchered WSS sets to achieve these?
And maybe Strelets will follow that road in one year....

Greetings Michael
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Posted by PhilC on 19 Jan 2022, 19:14

Michael Robert wrote:Spectacular Donald, just spectacular!


Indeed ! How can you paint so many figures with so much skill in such a short time ? I really don't know how you do that.
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Posted by MABO on 19 Jan 2022, 20:57

PhilC wrote:
Indeed ! How can you paint so many figures with so much skill in such a short time ? I really don't know how you do that.


I second both! Amazing cavalry!
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Posted by Ochoin on 19 Jan 2022, 21:15

Michael Robert wrote:Spectacular Donald, just spectacular!
But you butchered WSS sets to achieve these?
And maybe Strelets will follow that road in one year....

Greetings Michael


Yes, 5 of the 8 regiments are Zvesda GNW. They work well enough because French SYW uniforms were a little old fashioned.

*If* Strelets were to start a SYW range, I would like French dragoons in the forage cap & maybe a good set of hussars in mirlitons (the Revell hussars are a bit small & the Zvesda hussars a bit big).

Don't get me started on a wish list for the entire SYW (where are the Russians???).

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Posted by Rich W on 23 Jan 2022, 02:22

Great stuff Donald. Very impressive!
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Posted by Santi Pérez on 02 Feb 2022, 21:13

PhilC wrote:Indeed ! How can you paint so many figures with so much skill in such a short time ? I really don't know how you do that.

MABO wrote:I second both! Amazing cavalry!

Add another one seconding that, Donald. Another spectacular work from you. :drool:

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