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Craufurd's Light Division - 1810 (18mm)

Posted by Ben Bob on 05 Mar 2018, 11:56

Wow, it's been a long time :eh:
I have been mostly working on modern wargame units since my last posts, but I have started something that may be of greater interest here.

This is a unit I've wanted to model for a long time.

It will consist of 1 & 3 Cacadores, 95th rifles, 43rd and 52nd infantry, 16th light dragoons, the 1st (KGL) hussars, and some horse artillery. I am using (the wonderful) AB figures 18mm range for this.

I will represent units at about 0.02 : 1 (man to figure) ratio. This way I can represent infantry battalions with ~10 figures, and cavalry cavalry regiments with ~7 figures. Hopefully this way I can actually finish all the units.

Enough of that: here is my first unit.
These should be the 1st Cacadores.

Does anyone know how the coat tails should be painted? I have left them brown for now since I can't find a good reference.

Cheers for looking!

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Posted by FredG on 05 Mar 2018, 12:38

The turnbacks are coat coloured ie, brown ( Dk Khaki)

For a decent reference to the Napoleonic Portuguese Army I would suggest this.

http://www.thehistorybookman.webeden.co.uk/shop/4579739022/the-army-of-portugal-1793-1814/11239938

For very little money you could have a 235 page download to reference today.
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Posted by MABO on 05 Mar 2018, 14:13

Very nice figures. I have never seen them before. I will check my library, maybe I will find some infos concerning the tails.
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Posted by FredG on 05 Mar 2018, 16:36

MABO wrote:I will check my library, maybe I will find some infos concerning the tails.


No need MABO I alreasy answered the question :yeah:

Incidentally, the braid on the uniforms in 1810 could be a mixture of yellow, blackened yellow, black or none (removed) with blackened pewter buttons
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Posted by MABO on 05 Mar 2018, 19:27

Ok. I continue sleeping...
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Posted by Ben Bob on 06 Mar 2018, 20:59

Thank you guys!
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Posted by Ben Bob on 11 Mar 2018, 19:46

I did a test Light Dragoon.

I'm not too happy with the face nor the horse, so I'll probably update them when I paint the next lot.

I'm pleased with the rest of it though. Patience with painting the collar and cuff piping payed off.

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Posted by Ben Bob on 12 Mar 2018, 00:50

Here's the last update for a while. I retouched the horse and the officer's face, and added the regiment's trumpeter!

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Posted by sansovino on 16 Mar 2018, 11:16

Wonderful figs with an impressive painting. It´s really only 18 mm? I can´t believe it ....;))

I like especially your Cazadores....
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Posted by Graeme on 16 Mar 2018, 17:07

Very impressive painting and even more impressive considering the small scale. The faces are great.
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Posted by Beano Boy on 16 Mar 2018, 17:27

Ben Bob. :thumbup: Well done.
a great little collection.:thumbup:
A real pleasure to view. BB
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Posted by Ben Bob on 22 Mar 2018, 01:18

Thank you all :-D

I finished the 52 Light Infantry:

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Você não fala português?!
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Posted by Bluefalchion on 22 Mar 2018, 05:30

Nice paint! I especially love how the faces turned out.
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Posted by Susofrick on 22 Mar 2018, 08:40

very nice! And agree totally with Bluefalchion about the faces!
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Posted by Ben Bob on 31 Mar 2018, 22:58

Thanks, all :yeah: :yeah:

Here's a bigger update from the last couple of weeks: the 16th Light Dragoons, 95th Rifles, and Horse Artillery are done, as well as General Craufurd himself!

p.s. well, the figure I used for General Craufurd is the wrong rank, but he'll have to do for now.

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Posted by Ben Bob on 01 Apr 2018, 20:44

I found some natural scenery items in the woods today and decided to take some more atmospheric photos! The rocks are dry rotted wood and the weeds are moss. I think it'll pass for the Coa for now.

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Posted by Bluefalchion on 01 Apr 2018, 21:47

Looking at those last few photographs, I can hear the clip-clop of the horses hooves and hear the creaking of the cannon wheels.
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Posted by sansovino on 11 Apr 2018, 20:28

simply impressive .. I love your figures....
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Posted by Susofrick on 12 Apr 2018, 08:04

Very nice update! And I don't think Craufurd will rotate in his grave, you paint too nice for that!
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Posted by C M Dodson on 12 Apr 2018, 16:16

Super painting. I love the faces giving them an individual feel.

So many manufacturers seem to do lovely uniforms but then have blobs for hands and heads from horror movies.

One of my chaps has no ears it turns out!

Excellent project.

Best wishes,

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