Thursday, 1 February 2018

Cuirassier Casualty markers on the workbench

Brilliant figure and the animation in his fall is perfect


Nothing like a wargame in progress to get the juices flowing and keep the small projects ticking over.


This week sees a couple of General D'Armee casualty bases which will be in use for the French Heavy cavalry regiments currently on the table.  Specifically they are the Perry casualty figures which are expertly designed and sculpted by the Perry Brothers.


These have been mounted on the favoured Pyjama dial from Warbases, though this is the larger 50mmm version.  They have already been gloss varnished for protection from wargamers hands (notorious tools of destruction that they are), as well as random and enthusiastic dice throwers!


I originally had one of these chaps on the Generals command stand, to be replaced by a trumpeter, but thought he
would be better served as a gaming aid in use regularly rather than the occasion when a Cuirassier Divisional
General makes it onto the tabletop.  You never know what may be in the offing though...




As always they will be Dulcoted, flocked, and reaing for action next weekend.

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    1. Cheers for that A - thought they would be more useful as casualty markers.

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    1. Cheers Paul and I should have them finished by tomorrow.

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  3. Lovely work and a good idea!
    Best Iain

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    1. Thank you very much Iain. I do have the very occasional one...

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  4. Nicely done, and great way to show them often on tabletop.

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    1. Cheers P. Great use of a fantastic figure from the Perry’s.

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  5. The mounted ones are very effective used this way, well done. I wish there was a wider range similar in 28mm SYW, I do find I have to scratch around a bit for suitable casualty figures for the heavy cavalry. Chris

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    1. That’s a pretty interesting point Chris as I don’t think I can remember seeing any mounted SYW figures as casualties. Perhaps Front Rank with their occasional bareheaded figure with bandages.

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  6. You know I like these markers! 😀

    I have found that my hands are the most dangerous to my own figures. Especially after I have just gotten the paint job juuuust right: that’s when I’ll drop them in paint!

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    1. Me too Stew and on more than one occasion. I actually now try and pre-position my painting pallet, tray of pva white glue etc. just for those reasons! Too many hard learnt lessons.

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