Tuesday, 29 May 2012

A bit of green

As mentioned in my previous post, I have a few Napoleonic models knocking around. The general idea is to aim for the Quatre-Bras order of battle, but pretty much anything for the hundred days campaign in 1815 is of interest here. The contents of today's post are brought to you by the colour green and were painted many moons ago.

Apologies for the terrible pictures. I'm still a novice when it comes to camera work.

First up is a base of the 1er Régiment de Chasseurs-à-Cheval. A quick search on the internet tells us that the regiment was created way back in 1651 by Mis. d'Humières. It was renamed the Conti Chasseurs in 1733, and then became a regiment of dragoons in 1776. A further change to the Régiment de Chasseurs d'Alsace in 1788, before becoming the 1er Régiment de Chasseurs in 1791. Upon restoration of King Louis XVIII in 1814, it became the Régiment de Chasseurs de Roi. My main interest in this regiment is that they fought at Quatre-Bras and Rocquencourt.


The second offering is the command stands (minus flag) from the 2nd Nassau-Usingen regiment. I'll write about the history of these chaps when the battalion is finished. Most units will be 24-36 models strong, in this case 36. I'm currently halfway through the unit, so hopefully I will be able to post it in it's entirety in the near future.

In general, the vast majority of these miniatures were painted with the Wargames Foundry paints range, with a few GW washes and such thrown in. Models are from Perry Miniatures. As ever with Napoleonic miniatures, there are probably some mistakes that someone can call me out on. However, so long as they look approximately right from a distance, I'm happy with the results.

And hopefully the photos will be better next time.

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