Sunday, March 15, 2015

In anticipation of April

We (local gamers) in the CT area will be running a 'campaign in a day for the 1815 campaign using the 'Snappy Nappy' rules, as we did two years ago.

Since the required troops dovetails with the units I have been painting for the Quatre Bras scenario, I thought I'd expand on a few units to fill in the 'cavalry gap' for 1815.

Here are two stands of Prussian Hussars, straight from the Silesian province of Prussia.  Dressed in the brown  jacket with yellow facings of the 2nd Silesian Hussars, they will help fill in the need for light cavalry in the Prussian army to be fielded.

 All ready to go, maybe a bit heavy on the brown ink final coat

In contrast, the next two stands are each from a different regiment of the Dutch Belgian Heavy cavalry establishment of 1815.  The First up is the 1st (Dutch) Carbineers.  An older style bicorne and yellow facings are the characteristics of this unit.  All the Carbineer units wore a dark blue coat, here done in delta ceramcoat 'opaque blue' with the facings from artist tube acrylics. The horses are done in the three step base-stain-wash process I have been using for some time now.

The first are to the left in the photo.

The other heavy cavalry stand represents the 2nd (Belgian) Carbineers, who sport a crested helmet, red epaulettes  and red facings on a dark blue coat. The red is from Blick art supplies acrylic range, 'deep red' and the blue is again the opaque blue.  The silver on the helmet is from a artist tube acrylic. 

The 2nd are to the front in this photo.