Wednesday, 14 March 2018

Murat at the charge - 1805 -07





A cavalryman with a good deal of dash and elan!
A while back I put up some wonderfully informative images of the great work Doug Mason, icon of the wargaming industry amongst we Napoleonic aficionados, had put into a wonderful charging Marshall Murat command stand. Well I thought it was time to show the wonderful commission at the head of some French heavies keen on some Sabre action!




The great man himself leading a division of heavies

I am sure Murat would resent this being a quick staged shot "Where is the enemy you vagabond?"

All Elite Miniatures figures other than the vignette from Doug Mason

I wonder what bonus melee dice he should be able to wield in battle?  Surely an extra casualty dice
when playing General D'Armee.  Maybe not...though it may be worth a shot!








How good does that look?  Sensational.








22 comments:

  1. That is a stunning piece! The work on this piece is fitting for such a beau sabreur as Murat!

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    1. It is a cracker isn't it Jon and especially revered since it was put together for me by the great Doug Mason himself. Very special piece.

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    1. Thanks very much Dmitry. He certainly didn't mind getting into the action our old Murat!

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    1. Thank you very much Mark. Any more games of GdA planned mate?

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  4. Great stuff, he looks the part even more with a mass of mounted troopers behind him!
    Best Iain

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    1. Absolutely Iain and I am sure he would suggest another couple of divisions were in order to truly reflect the great mans prowess!

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  5. A beautiful vintage Carlo.
    The only problem I can see ...is.
    One is not enough... ;-)

    All the best. Aly

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    1. Oh so true Aly...I really need to commission another one. You know how clever Doug is and the intricate details he has managed to include are spectacular.

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  6. Great looking photos and what a target! :)

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    1. Thanks Anthony. Yes it certainly would attract the attention of a few gunners however they better get the range right very quickly!

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  7. That sure is a nice command stand. The dice will have to roll well just out of respect for the larger than life persona! 😀

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    1. They should get a +2 just got having Murat present I think, though my opponents would object that’s most certain. Thanks again Stew.

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  8. You can never have enough of these fine lads......On my next visit we will have to get them out and draw swords old friend.

    Regards


    Nathan

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    1. Now that sounds like a very fine plan mate!

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  9. Spectacular piece in an ideal setting. Magnifique!

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  10. Murat at the head of a division of heavies; a splendid sight indeed!

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    1. Hi Fish and good to have you back mate. Yes, the man does cut a fine figure at the front of a few thousand tonnes of premium horse flesh!

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  11. Superb Carlo, I wish Tony Barton would do a Murat in 18mm

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    1. I’m sure a man of your skills could create one mate!

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