Thursday, 28 December 2017

French Cuirassiers - 28mm Perry

Some of the first 28mm Napoleonic cavalry I painted were Cuirassiers, but time has come that I needed more so another 20 have been added.  Some better quality photos than the old 2013 ones too.  More French cavalry to be added over the next couple of days.



One of the most iconic Napoleonic troops - heavy cavalry with shining metal helmets and breastplates. Bigger and stronger than other cavalrymen and on sturdy warhorses. Known to the infantry as Gros Frères, or "Big Brothers".





16 comments:

  1. Beautiful and impressive cuirassiers, well done!

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  2. These heavy cav as so nice, Mark! The speed at which you produce 28mm Napoleonics is amazing.

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    1. Thanks Jonathan, nice to have them added!

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  3. Nothing says "Napoleonic" better than a mass of French cuirassiers! Great work. You have reminded me that I must get on to my own mass of cuirassiers.

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    1. Agreed, and good luck with your own cuirassiers Mark!

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  4. They look fantastic, mark!

    To my eye, it looks like the wolves' teeth on their sheepskins might be orange for one regiment (aurore), and yellow for the other. With the Cuirassiers, the gloves cover the cuffs and the coat tails are short so often not visible while mounted, leaving just the collar to show the facing color. To me the collars look red for both regiments. If they were pre-1812, the trumpeters would wear my beloved reversed colors, but these have the (IMHO) boring Imperial Livery, so we can't tell the facings from them, either! :-)

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    1. Thanks Peter! The left regiment of 24 has red facings, the one on the right has yellow facings. Yes collar and what can be seen of turnbacks are correct colours, though hard to see in photos! Agreed, Imperial Livery for trumpeters a bit boring though, maybe I'll repaint one day!

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    2. Ah, that makes sense. So now you need 2 more units of Cuirassiers, one with orange (aurore) facings and one with pink (rose). You can even add the 13th or 14th regiment with Lie-de-vin (a sort of deep purplish burgundy color, literally "wine dregs). :-)

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    3. Yes I may well do that at some future time! Thanks Peter :)

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