Friday, 23 January 2015

4th Hussar, 1812-1814

These were my first and only attempt at plastics so far. I have to say, they are really well proportioned, the detail is crisp, sabers are truely thin. My worry is the fragility!

So here it is, the 4th hussar in summer campaign dress. Their battle honors are Austerlitz, Jena and Friedland. By 1815 they were wearing a cylindrical shako and for Waterloo the flag is slightly different.

The 4th Hussar in line, 3 squadrons of full strngth, 24 strong in total. Each squadron is divided into two companies - note the elite 1st company of the 1st squadron - with colbacks. I gave an officer and a trumpeter to each squadron.

The colonel:

note the colonel's sabretache, based on Rousselot's plates.

The 1st squadron:

 The 2nd squadron:

The 3rd squadron:

The three squadrons in column:

I spent all my 2012 painting hours on these. The photos make them brighter than they are: the blue is actually darker and the red less orange.

Perry miniatures. The frontage is 25mm per horse. Flag (as usual) by GMB designs.



  1. Absolutely stunning work on these and the rest of your units!! Lovely.

  2. Thanks chasseur, I am myself very impressed with your work!

  3. Stunning job, details are amazing...excellent!

  4. Lovely paint job, the colourful Hussar regiments are a hard subject to beat.