Friday, 16 August 2013

Eligible bachelor seeks cavalry brigade

Casimir Pulaski in search of a command. 

My miniature version of one of the more tragic figures of the AWI* is a Hinchliffe Prussian Hussar (OPC50) with a Suren head (appropriately enough from George Washington, with added tache). The figure is based on the Batowski painting (which is unlikely to be particularly accurate, but it's one of the iconic images of Pulaski, so what the hell....).

My rebel cavalry force is in urgent need of reinforcement, the reasons for which will become evident shortly.

*Forced to flee his homeland, shunned by many rebel officers, and mortally wounded during a futile charge - this man clearly broke a few mirrors in his time.

8 comments:

Stryker said...

Now both dashing and shiny!

Great work...

Conrad Kinch said...

A compliment to the cavalry!

Phil said...

Looking very good!

Rodger said...

I like him. Very very nice!

Stuart said...

Doug

Very nice conversion yet again, now where's the rest of his Legion....are you going to do his ADC that's in the same painting as well?

DC said...

Thanks gents. I did enjoy painting this one - most AWI cavalry uniforms are rather plain, so it was nice to do a proper cavalryman for once.

For now Pulaski will be acting as an ADC (as he initially did in reality), his legion is well down the to do list. Armand's legion, on the other hand, are creeping up the list.

cheers all.

Mike Siggins said...

Love the crimson!

Dave said...

Agree with Mike the crimson is striking and it is nice to see you avoid sliding towards red.

Beaut piece of work Doug, very inspirational