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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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Dave.

Saturday, 18 August 2018

Eureka French Chasseurs cir 1796

It still never ceases to amaze me why you good folks continue to show an interest in the inane ramblings of this doddery old fart by looking in at this blog but some of you will recall that I recently sold two of my French Rev units, the Austrian Hussars and the French Chasseurs. At 30mm from Elite the were great but size wise just didn't fit in with the other 28mm stuff I had.
They needed replacing so I bit the financial bullet and bought Eureka, expensive but their range is full to the brim and lovely figures to boot. So the easy bit, twelve French Chasseurs:




A question for you guys out there, why don't Eureka include a standard bearer for these figures, did the tend not to have one at this time or have Eureka just not done one? I'll have to pop them an Email.
Next, the big one, twenty four Austrian Hussars. Once I get them started I'll be ok, but at the minute they are just looking at me on the bench top!
Dave.
P.S. The pictures are a bit crap, I didn't have the exposure quite right.

18 comments:

  1. A splendid uniform and a great paint job, lovely unit!

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  2. Great looking unit Dave, now get them Austrians done...lol

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    1. Easier said than done, listening to Newcastle on the radio now, there's me depressed!

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  3. "It still never ceases to amaze me why you good folks continue to show an interest in the inane ramblings of this doddery old fart by looking in at this blog"
    Beats me too :)
    They are pretty good though.

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  4. Great looking unit Dave. I may be wrong but I think the French light cavalry units didnt take their standards with them on campaign.

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  5. Excellent castings, excellent paintwork to match.
    Michael

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    1. Thanks Michael, getting on with the Austrians now, slow but steady as they say.

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  6. That is a grand addition to the FRW French. I know only too well how units can intimidate you from the workbench....

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  7. I know David, damn Austrians with their large regiments!

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