Sunday, 10 January 2016

13th Cavalry Division (completed)

Having the command stands done, it is time for a few group photos. In advance, I apologise for the poor light and backdrop - it is not easy to picture a large formation!

The first Brigade (to the left) consists of the 1st and 4th Cuirassier regiments, and the second Brigade (to the right) of the 7th and 12th cuirassiers. Each are commanded by a General de Brigade.

In the front left is the Division commander; and marshal Ney leads the charge (as he did on the 18th of June 1815!).

These were painted between September 2014 and December 2015... not as fast as hoped, but I did not give up! In the next months I should work on a horse artillery to attach to the Division.

Happy new year 2016 to all readers (as rare as they may be :-p)


Heavy Division command

Here is the commander of the 13th (heavy) cavalry division, lieutenant-general Pierre Watier. I attached him an Aide-de-Camp and a trumpeter from the 12th Cuirassier regiment.

As always in the project, these are Perry Miniatures (metal), painted in November 2015.

 They are based on a 75mm circular base from

I am quite pleased with how this lot turned up. I wanted my command stand to be painted last and with extra care.

I ordered a pack of standing cuirassiers just to get the horse I wanted for my trumpeter - I'll find a way to use the spare parts later!

 So these should wrap up the heavy cavalry division project...

or so they should have. I could not resist adding a charging Marechal Ney vignette! I have got to say, this set was a delight to paint and I gave it all my attention. Perry  miniatures of course, painted in December 2015. The sculpts are above the (already high) average Perry quality - the only downside was a moulding issue on AdC Heymes face (the officer in red) which I fixed as well as I could. This must be the highest standard of painting I have achieved to date, it was worth saving it for the end of this project!