Sunday, 5 April 2015

Dutch Heavy cavalry at Waterloo

Dutch and Belgian Cavalry in formation...hopefully stopping the charge just short of the ditch!

Following on from the Dutch Courage post I thought it was time to add some of the heavier cavalry types which fought for the Anglo Dutch forces during the Hundred Days Campaign.  These are all Perry Miniatures figures from their superlative Napoleonic range.

2nd Carabiniers looking particularly shiny.

The flash certainly makes a difference to the overall look of the unit on screen doesn't it?

1st Carabiniers.  Once again Perry Miniatures figures.

Another view of the 1st Carabiniers




They have yet to see the field of battle on my tabletop however that should change over the next couple of weeks with a bit of luck!

21 comments:

  1. impressive and gorgeous sight of figures!

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    1. Thanks Phil - lets see how they fight though! Could be ugly.

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    2. your Dutch Heavy cavalry should fight well ...but what ever you do, do not field the Duke of Cumberland's Hussar's, :o) this regiment fled from the battlefield in dishonor because the men of the Cumberland's Hussar's were son’s of the Gentry and owned their own horses and wanted to save/protect them from the French :o) amazing

      cheers,

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    3. Aaaah Phil but there is teh fun. What tales ofgglory the wargamer can wax lyrically about against his regular gaming companions for time immemorium if he manages to do anything useful with those silver spooned bufoons against a proper French line unit. Very tempting.

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    1. Cheers Rodger. The Dutch Belgian cavalry actually look very good on the table. Especially colourful in the lights.

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  3. They look like they mean business. I'm having to use Prussian kuirassiers to represent the Dutch Belgian heavy brigade (this year anyway).

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    1. Thanks Mark. Prussian Kuirassiers hey? Still have time to whip some up mate as you are quite talented.

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  4. Magnifico! How do they go on the table-top?

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    1. G'Day Greg. Good question mate. Lets see what happens when some FRench heavies come thundering down the plain at them is what I say. "Dutch Courage" may be indeed be necessary that day.

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    1. Thanks mate - these were painted by a couple of teams at DPS for a special large commission of mine quite a few years ago and I think they did a great job. Still remember the weeks I spent packing and labelling the wonderful Perry figures with painting instructions, colour plates etc.

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    1. Cheers Paul - greatly appreciated mate.

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  7. They look really fine, Carlo! I think you have the whole of the DB Heavy cavalry there, don't you? Looks like 48 figures all told - immense... as I use 8 figure units, equal to my entire french Heavy Cavalry collection!

    I have the Perry Belgian carabinier figures, except they are going to be painted as the Italian Guards d Honnor!

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  8. Thanks Peter. The Italian Guards d'Honour were always one of my favourite units from my 1809 Army of Italy.

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  9. Lovely units Carlo. They are fine looking units that did a sterling job on the actual day in history!

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    1. Thanks Fish - let's see how this translates to the table though. Loved your latest blog post btw.

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  10. Such presence on the table :-)

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    1. Thanks Stephen and welcome on board. The Dutch are a great looking force and absolutely essential for any representation of the battles of the 1815 campaign.

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    2. Thanks for the kind welcome, Carlo :-)

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