Thursday, 28 April 2022

French 2nd Regiment of Line Lancers

 Here are a few pictures of my recently completed 2nd Regiment of Line Lancers, chosen mainly because I thought the yellow facings would make a nice contrast against the green:











The figures are again Foundry, purchased over twelve years ago so it was nice to see them completed:





















The lance pennons are from GMB:











Nice to use, and not too fiddly to apply although I like to paint the edges to mask the white seam:



















The regimental flag is obviously also from GMB:























































That is now twenty-two of twenty-four regiments completed, with just one more regiment of line lancers and the Polish Lancers still to go. I can hear the call of the medieval Spanish getting louder.

16 comments:

  1. You are getting near the finish line of your 24 unit goal. Great job!

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    1. Thanks Jonathan. Yes, the end is definitely in sight now. The goal is to get them all done and then (hopefully) never have to paint another 28mm French Napoleonic cavalry regiment.

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  2. "The end is nigh!"........more great work Lawrence. I have a bit of a hankering for a few more Napoleonic cavalry regiments...French, British AND Austrian...myself! "Never" is a very long time.....!

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    1. I think that's the problem for me Keith. I have British, Prussian, Russian, Austrian and plenty of minor states still to go, so dare not contemplate a return to the French. Not in this lifetime, at least.

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  3. Beautiful looking unit Lawrence 24 a good target, I wonder what those medieval Spanish are shouting ?đź‘Ť

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    1. Cheers Matt. Hopefully it will be Ole within the next couple of months, if I can get a head-start on them

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  4. Great unit and painting Lawrence. Nice touch with the unit name on the rear of the command base.

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    1. Thanks Richard. It is amazing how quickly I can forget what unit they were supposed to represent so I find the unit labels very useful.

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  5. The more of these you paint the more I feel the need to add a couple of regiments to my French cavalry!

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    1. I don't think they would go amiss Mark. Apart from the Poles there were only seven of them, but they saw a fair bit of action and add some nice variety.

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  6. Lovely looking lancers and nice facing colour!
    Best Iain

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    1. Thanks Iain. Yellow and green does work together well.

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  7. Such a beautiful unit Lawrence, cracking job on the lancers!

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    1. Thanks Phil. They make a nice addition to the rest of the French cavalry.

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  8. A lovely unit of lancers, Lawrence. All of the six facing colors go well with Green (if memory serves - Scarlet - Yellow - Aurore - Crimson - Sky Blue - Rose Pink).

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    1. Thanks Peter. Actually, that's true, although aurore is probably my least favourite.

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