Hot on the heels of my French Cuirassiers are the Light Cavalry - the Chasseurs a Cheval
If you missed the Cuirassier post you can find it here
For some strange reason (OK - I got carried away on ebay) I have ended up with three regiments of these (each regiment 12 strong) - but it does give me some flexibility in the troops available for our games.
All three regiments are from Warlord Games - I was actually two figures short post ebay purchases so a couple of spare bodies from the British light dragoon set got roped in and painted up as best I could to look French (they did get the right french shako - so that certainly helps from a distance.
To date I have painted French Dragoons and the Curassiers. The plan is also to paint up one lancer unit and a Hussar regiment. These new three regiments will bring the total to seven. I'll probably add one more dragoon unit when funds permit to bolster the heavy cavalry division.
Whilst researching these units I discovered a wonderful article on the Warlord Games website and if you are looking to add these boys to your french army it is a must read
Now I read this article a couple of times but did not refer to it during the painting phase !!
I should have done because my riders are all painted wrongly - rather than fiving them solid green jackets with the appropriate coloured piping I painted their chest panels in the facing colour. I did consider repainting but in the end thought it would be unnecessary.
Onto the pictures....
|Almost All present - one has gone missing??|
|Dressing the lines|
More very soon
part 10 can be found here