Friday, 14 May 2010

Hussars!


If you are familiar with the Connoisseur Napoleonic range then you'll know that some troop types are lacking some rather basic variants - for example, in the case of French Hussars there is a trooper and trumpeter, but no officer casting. I suspect Peter Gilder simply ran out of time to add all of the figures he would have liked, but every cloud has a silver lining and this one encourages you to be creative.

John created this Grand Manner unit some time ago, it's been notoriously camera shy which is why i've had to make do with the rather dodgy pictures above (note to self: a glass topped table is not a good venue for toy soldier photography). An impressive result when you consider that only two basic castings were used (the aforementioned trooper and trumpeter) - a great example of what can be achieved with a little greenstuff and imagination.

6 comments:

Matt said...

Now they are really lovely.

Matt

Mike Siggins said...

Now that has cheered me up for the week!

Excellent.

SteveGill said...

Ooh yes, works for me too, what a delightful regiment.

Lee said...

Beautiful unit, I love the vibrancy of that style, wish I could do it!!!

Big Andy said...

very sweet indeed. I'm impressed

christot said...

errr....yep...they are definitely a bit tasty