Friday, 12 February 2021

French 2nd Cuirassier Regiment

 The last of five, this one is comprised of Perry figures and is my favourite in terms of the variety of "at rest" figure poses. The figures all look very natural and relaxed:











The three figures on trotting horses were the easiest to paint:





















Whereas the ones in stationery poses were far more interesting, although the faces on a couple appeared to lack the same definition, possibly because the moulds are starting to get a little old now. It is not  however overly noticeable and they are great sculpts, and probably the most enjoyable Napoleonic figures I have worked on to date:





















That's all five regiments of French cuirassiers now completed:











I do have one unit of carabiniers ahead of me, but have readied three hussar regiments and will start work on them next followed by some chasseurs. Hopefully within a couple of months I will have the core of the French cavalry completed, assuming I can maintain my motivation.

22 comments:

  1. Ah, I should have checked before 'publishing' my comment on your previous post! Éclarte again, it is. They look fabulous too Lawrence.
    I absolutely love the French cuirassiers. Are you sure that you can stop at five? I have one of each, plus a few spares to possibly do them all in the red and yellow of the early empire. One 'needs' them all at Wagram and Waterloo, of course!
    Regards, James

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    1. Thanks James. I think I have reached the stage where the practicalities of table size won't allow me to get any more than five on the table at any one time. Never say never though!

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  2. Ahhh, such a lovely bunch. Usually cast as an coalition player, masses of these guys always makes me envious. A very great job on some amazing figures.

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    1. Thanks Pancerni. I'm usually on the coalition side in our 15mm games and usually happiest when I have a couple of regiments of Russian cuirassiers to play with, so it will be nice to eventually play with these in 28mm.

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  3. Wow, most beautiful regiment Lawrence, wonderful job!

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    1. Cheers Phil, I think this is my favourite thus far.

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  4. Fantastic production and painting. Very impressive.

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    1. Thanks Codsticker. Even though I found these units a slog at times, looking back it has been quite a productive start to the year.

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  5. These troopers do look great, Lawrence!

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    1. Thanks Jonathan. I think the variety in these figures kept my motivation going to get me over the line.

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  6. Impressive application, all five units! They look great, and I'm about to start mine, hussars sound scary!
    Best Iain

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    1. Thanks Iain. The French Hussars don't actually look that daunting as the horse furniture is basically a sheepskin, and they don't appear to have too much frippery about them. I know I'll probably regret saying this when I actually get stuck into a few of them, though. I'm looking forward to seeing how yours turn out.

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  7. A damn fine looking bunch of men!

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    1. Thanks Ray. French cuirassiers are an impressive-looking lot, even if this regiment doesn't look ready for action.

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  8. They are quite lovely, Lawrence!

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    1. Cheers Peter. Apart from the lack of relief on some of the faces, I think these poses are the Perry twins at their best.

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  10. Excellent work on these and the previous cavalry units Lawrence, seem to have missed these before, great work and looking forward to your Guard! :)

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    1. Thanks Mark. The Empress Dragoons are on the painting table now, along with four other regiments of dragoons.

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