Tuesday 3 January 2012

Hip, Hip, Hussar!

Enough of making resolutions, time to get back to work!  And my word I've made hard work of this project, which originally started when a good friend, often referred to as the 'Provost Marshal', presented me with over thirty 'Wargames Foundry'  British  Cavalrymen.  It had been his intention to use them to represent the regiments that made up the Light Brigade on that fateful day when they charged the guns at Balaclava.

So with the final addition of the 8th King's Royal Irish Hussars we have closure - or do we?  Whilst it is true that the original miniatures have now been completed perhaps it would be only fitting to order up some artillery for them to charge.  Then, of course there is a command group, perhaps even some Chasseurs d'Afrique.  To make matters worse I understand that Warlord Games are about to release some 17th Lancers sculpted by none other than Paul Hicks; I'm doomed!

Still at the very least then this chapter is complete and for those that missed the saga develop feel free to click on the TITLE of the photos below, that should take you to the relevant posting.

The Charge of the Light Brigade
The Death or Glory Boys
'The Enemy Within'
'Lord Cardigan & his Cherrybums'
'4th (Queen's Own) Light Dragoons'
'13th Light Dragoons'


  1. Lovely collection of cavalry there sir.

  2. Excellent painting and great basing as well......

  3. Excellent cavalry Michael! I've checked out your other posts before, all great stuff.

    I have to avoid looking at Wargames Foundry's CW line and the new stuff from Great War Miniatures so I'm not tempted by another period to paint. :-/

  4. That's really great stuff you painted up and in particular the guys in a forward charge!


  5. Huzzah Huzzah!! Tally ho and all that.
    Lovely painting and individually based..I always like seeing that:-D
    "Cannons to the left of them..cannons to..".that reminds me of a project I´ve been puting off.

  6. Fantastic Michael. Really like the basing too.

  7. Very nice. Really like the horse's coats.

  8. They look and feel great and I bet you are glad that they are finished, lol. It would be nice to see all of them together in the one photo. Bravo.

  9. Thank you all, certainly glad to have cleared them from the queue. Pete certainly planning a big shoot at some point but a couple more bits I would like to do first.

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