Monday, 31 October 2016

Napoleonic French 20th Chasseurs a Cheval - 1805-07 project update

Elite Miniatures French Chasseurs expertly painted by Nathan at Elite Miniatures Australia
Its been a while since the "1805-07" thread has had an update which on the surface would mean that it has come to a grinding halt.


Nothing could be further from the truth.


Though I have been very much enjoying my ancients gaming in recent months, the Napoleonic project has been ticking along at a nice pace with many figures reaching readiness with basing, awarding of colours and being sent off to be either painted or sitting on my own desk awaiting the required issuing of uniforms (in the form of a lick or two of paint!).



I always like to include the elite squadron in my cavalry units

Another view of the lads as they launch what hopefully is a successful charge



The lovely reverse colours of the trumpeter helps set off this particular command stand.  I do like the fact he is
brandishing his sword and has the trumpet on his hip as he prepares himself for action.

The 1805-07 Chasseur habit veste has the lace on its front which is quite different to the plainer
chasseur coats of the mid to later period of the wars.


Once again this unit will see a fair amount of action against the Elite Miniatures Russians, Austrians and even some early Prussians being mustered to take on the Corsican Ogre.


As has been the habit lately on most of my very best Napoleonic French cavalry units these were painted for me by the very talented proprietor of Elite Miniatures Australia Nathan Vinson.


Great job Vinnie!!!

23 comments:

  1. These French Chasseurs a Cheval - Elite miniatures are real beauties! Great painting work by Nathan...
    your not :o) thinking of using this regiment to take part with Murat's en mass cavalry charge at Eylau, during a blizzard, 1807? ;oP or did Murat use nothing but Dragoons, Cuirassiers and Guard Cavalry at Eylau?

    cheers,

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    1. Now Phil that raises a very, very interesting topic. I did commission the most wonderful and talented Doug Mason (he of all the greatest vignettes at the old Wargames Holiday Centre) and doyen of the front covers of many a Wargames Illustrated and Miniature Wargames, to recreate Murat charging at Eylau. Watch out for that post on the blog in November as I have it and it is sensational.

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  2. Thanks Carlo for placing these find lads up on your fantastic blog. I did enjoy painting them and I hope they do well in their first battle.

    Regards

    Nathan

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    1. Thanks Nathan - I am so sorry it has taken so long to put them up on the blog mate. They have been sitting on the table awaiting photographic work for six weeks believe it or not!!

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  3. Excellent unit they look great! :)

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    1. Thanks Mark. They shied look great on the able.

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    1. Cheers Rodger and yes, young Nathan find an excellent job on these.

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  5. Massed cavalry- Just Awesome Carlo!

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    1. Nothing like a kilo of metal to get the light cavalryman in all us racing!!!

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  6. Very nice indeed. Some prefer men with hairy chests but, like you I do prefer my chasseurs with lacy ones (male or female)!
    Chris
    http://notjustoldschool.blogspot.co.uk/

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  7. Outstanding details on these Chasseurs à cheval, great job!

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  8. Thanks Phil - Nathan did a great job on these tats for sure.

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  9. Lovely looking chaussures, that's a big unit!
    Best Iain

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  10. Thanks Iain - yes they are bi. You should see the 40 man French Guard Cavalry units!!

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  11. Another fine looking unit of horseflesh and attached men Carlo ... even if the men are a little misguided! 8O)

    Not that I'm in anyway biased at all!! 8O))

    Salute
    von Peter himself

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    1. Very good Peter - always a pleasure to have you pop by and visits the blog. Yes, I have some big plans for this period but it is taking quite sometime.

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    2. Wargames projects taking quite some time is something I know way too much about. Sob!!

      Your 1805-07 project does seem to be taking regular steps forward Carlo.

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      von Peter himself

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    3. More on the way young Peter - a few units that will very much interest you as well I suspect.

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  12. I love the sight of charging cavalry in the morning.

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    1. ...it smells like victory!

      Unless you're Austrian of course...or very poorly led Hanoverian lights!

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