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Offline Friends of General Haig

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"The men that will undo us"
« on: May 19, 2019, 11:17:46 PM »
Gustav Adolf is meant to have said at the start of the battle of Lutzen that the Imperial Cuirassiers were "… the men that will undo us …". Prophetic words from the King who would die when caught in the 'fog of war' by these very men.

I have just finished a unit of Imperial Cuirassiers. To give me a nice mix of figures for the twelve figure unit I have used a mix of manufacturers for men and horses. Warlord, Perry, Horcata, Avanpost, Foundry and Front Rank. I am trying to give the impression of a unit equipped from a variety of sources, but still belonging to the same unit, and following the same orders.

Here is what I started with.



I tried out some new brown paint triads and a new method for black armour. Here is the finished unit.



There are more pictures and details on my blog here:

https://theviaregia.blogspot.com/2019/05/the-men-that-will-undo-us.html

Next I am painting … more TYW cuirassiers :-)

Offline OSHIROmodels

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Re: "The men that will undo us"
« Reply #1 on: May 19, 2019, 11:41:51 PM »
Very nice  :)

Offline sepoy1857

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Re: "The men that will undo us"
« Reply #2 on: May 20, 2019, 12:56:24 AM »
Excellent! They look amazing.
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Offline FierceKitty

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Re: "The men that will undo us"
« Reply #4 on: May 20, 2019, 02:33:05 AM »
Stop tempting me!
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Offline v_lazy_dragon

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Re: "The men that will undo us"
« Reply #5 on: May 20, 2019, 08:44:12 AM »
Great work!
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Online Paul Richardson

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Re: "The men that will undo us"
« Reply #6 on: May 20, 2019, 09:45:51 AM »
Excellent unit. You've mixed the various ranges very successfully.

Offline Gungadin

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Re: "The men that will undo us"
« Reply #7 on: May 20, 2019, 06:22:12 PM »
Gorgeous and I love the careful consideration that has gone into blending different manufacturers into a credible unit. Can you tell us what make the trumpeter is please?

Online armchairgeneral

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Re: "The men that will undo us"
« Reply #8 on: May 20, 2019, 07:45:35 PM »
Great looking unit  :-*
Current and forecast unpainted leadpile - 581 figures (all 28mm)
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Offline Friends of General Haig

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Re: "The men that will undo us"
« Reply #9 on: May 20, 2019, 10:32:20 PM »
Thanks all - very much appreciated! 

@Gungadin - the trumpeter is a Perry Miniature.  ECW Metal Range, ECW15 Cuirassier Command.  Unusually for this range it is a single casting of rider and horse.  https://www.perry-miniatures.com/product_info.php?cPath=23_40_45&products_id=1854

@FierceKitty - I may have to post more soon   ;)

Offline Rogerc

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Re: "The men that will undo us"
« Reply #10 on: May 20, 2019, 11:05:30 PM »
I have become a great fan of mixing manufacturers where possible so units look more varied, great job here I have to say.
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Offline Gungadin

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Re: "The men that will undo us"
« Reply #11 on: May 21, 2019, 10:02:41 AM »
Many thanks!

Offline Friends of General Haig

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Re: "The men that will undo us"
« Reply #12 on: May 21, 2019, 01:58:24 PM »
@Gungadin - you’re welcome   :)

@RogerC - I must admit I am a multi-manufacturer addict.  It makes ordering figures more complicated but I do like making up the units.  :D

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Re: "The men that will undo us"
« Reply #13 on: May 21, 2019, 04:38:16 PM »
Wonderful concept.  I will be adding to my Cuirassier units shortly and may well follow your ideas about mixing manufacturers.

Offline Arthur

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Re: "The men that will undo us"
« Reply #14 on: May 21, 2019, 09:00:30 PM »
An interesting mix of manufacturers : they work well together despite the differences.