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I'm Dave and live in Morpeth, Northumberland in the UK.
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I am a painter/collector of figures first and a wargamer second. My thrill in this great hobby of ours is to place that final well researched & painted unit into the cabinet. The actual gaming with the figures is an important but secondary experience, we all like to win, but it isn't the be all and end all of it, being with good friends and having fun is.
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Tuesday, 28 August 2012

Austrian Chevaulegers part 2

Finally, finally finished them. Looking back I think I should have split the painting in two lots of twelve but I wanted to get them finished so I bashed on. Frankly by the end I was sick of the sight of the buggers but it has to be said that they've turned out well and I'm quite pleased.
The Eureka figures are well proportioned and have painted up easily, they're a cross between the more formal Front Rank look and the more animated Elite type so other than the cost (which I was prepared to pay to get the Austrian cavalry brigade compleated) I'm happy enough.
I decided that I didn't want to paint the red facings of the first two green coated Chevauleger regiments, the only other regiment with green coats at this time 1794-5 (other than the Latour regiment who wore cocked hats) was the 4th with blue facings.
So onto the pics

First off a general view of the 4th (Baron Vincent) regiment:

A closer shot:

Various individual pictures,

Officer and standard bearer (this was a trooper with the sword removed, hand drilled through and staff added. Eureka don't supply one as rightly they say that the flag was generally left at the depot for light cavalry regiments, but I wasn't having that!):

At least the Austrians now have a suitable cavalry brigade to oppose the four (rather crappy) French cavalry regiments on the other side of the table.
More 15mm ACW, then re-basing the 15mm FPW French.
Ta Ta for now,


  1. Wow! They are special!

    The detail is top-notch, especially the saddle-cloth and flag pole. You must have gone cross-eyed doing them! :-D

  2. Thanks lads, I did enjoy doing them, just took on a few to many at a time, back with 15mm for a while, I find it helps to change scale once in a while.

  3. My only point would be that the swords look just a bit on the large side- thouhg the Hosses are very nice.
    See you Saturday ?

  4. Yeh Andy, I'll be there, bright and ugly, I mean early!

  5. Excellent looking unit Dave. Excellent painting as usual

  6. Smart - will they be on the Bring and Buy on Saturday then?