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Author Topic: Murat on foot 28mm New by Gringo40s  (Read 7925 times)

Offline gringo

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Murat on foot 28mm New by Gringo40s
« on: February 10, 2014, 09:51:42 AM »
Chaps

a preview of a green en route to me of Murat on foot in 1810
holding kidskin gloves to compliment the exsisting mounted
version part of the Salute release :D

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Re: Murat on foot 28mm New by Gringo40s
« Reply #1 on: February 10, 2014, 12:03:49 PM »
Yeah that is special.

Offline CorvetteK225

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Re: Murat on foot 28mm New by Gringo40s
« Reply #2 on: February 10, 2014, 12:06:10 PM »
Such a flamboyantly dressed leader.  8)  I looked at your website at the mounted version, and he must have been quite a spectacle bringing on either inspiration or disdain amongst the fighting men. Definitely no middle ground to be had with such plumage and adornments!

David

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Re: Murat on foot 28mm New by Gringo40s
« Reply #3 on: February 10, 2014, 12:28:36 PM »
Hubbynz

appreciate the kind comment!! :)

David
yep.Murat was a source of inspiration and disdain
personally i greatly admire him (asisde from the loyalty aspect)
and may well do some more..........he took 50 uniforms to Russia
as well as pots of facial mayonnise!!
 :-*
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Offline cdr

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Re: Murat on foot 28mm New by Gringo40s
« Reply #4 on: February 10, 2014, 12:28:49 PM »
Napoleon frequently compared Murat to one of the early circus directors Antonio Franconi
you can see why !

Carl

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Re: Murat on foot 28mm New by Gringo40s
« Reply #5 on: February 10, 2014, 12:30:25 PM »
Carl

he did indeed..made him change his clothes once!!
hope your at Salute!!

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Re: Murat on foot 28mm New by Gringo40s
« Reply #6 on: February 10, 2014, 12:38:24 PM »
Hubbynz

appreciate the kind comment!! :)

David
yep.Murat was a source of inspiration and disdain
personally i greatly admire him (asisde from the loyalty aspect)
and may well do some more..........he took 50 uniforms to Russia
as well as pots of facial mayonnise!!
 :-*
regards
Ged
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www.gringo40s.blogspot.com


Whenever I see Murat I think of my old hero, Brigadier Gerard (as invented by Conan Doyle):

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Murat was undoubtedly an excellent cavalry officer, but he had too much swagger, which spoils many a good soldier.  Lasalle, too, was a very dashing leader, but he ruined himself with wine and folly.  Now I, Etienne Gerard, was always totally devoid of swagger, and at the same time I was very abstemious, except, maybe, at the end of a campaign, or when I met an old comrade-in-arms.  For these reasons I might, perhaps, had it not been for a certain diffidence, have claimed to be the most valuable officer in my own branch of the Service.

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Re: Murat on foot 28mm New by Gringo40s
« Reply #7 on: February 10, 2014, 12:48:55 PM »
Hammers

i think you have hit on a good point there
i loved reading Brigadier Gerard though personally
thought he contains many of the traits of Napoleons
premier cavalry Generals but especially Marcelain Marbot
Colonel of the 7th eme Hussars in 1815..present at Waterloo
he received a lance thrust in the side ..kept command..for his troubles
saying the 7th eme were manouvered like"so may pumpkins!!"
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Re: Murat on foot 28mm New by Gringo40s
« Reply #8 on: February 10, 2014, 12:59:07 PM »
Very extraordinary indeed! Doesn't he need an army to support him?  ;)

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Re: Murat on foot 28mm New by Gringo40s
« Reply #9 on: February 10, 2014, 01:08:54 PM »
Nikfu
thanks for that.........indeed you are right he does need an Army
for the refight of Tolentino 1815!! ;)

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Offline Nikfu

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Re: Murat on foot 28mm New by Gringo40s
« Reply #10 on: February 10, 2014, 01:11:59 PM »
Tell me more and i'll book my plane ticket to Salute  :D

Offline cdr

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Re: Murat on foot 28mm New by Gringo40s
« Reply #11 on: February 10, 2014, 01:16:37 PM »
hm Tolentino

http://www.tolentino815.it/

 ;)

Carl

i'll try to make it to Salute

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Re: Murat on foot 28mm New by Gringo40s
« Reply #12 on: February 10, 2014, 01:22:25 PM »
thanks for the link Carl
you know it makes sense to go to Salute!! ;)

best regards
Ged
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Offline Nikfu

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Re: Murat on foot 28mm New by Gringo40s
« Reply #13 on: February 10, 2014, 01:27:09 PM »
Thanks Carl but you know, as austrian i have to know about tolentino. There were not too many austrian victorys at the time.... ;)
Alas naples is missing on my miniature front....

But Salute, here i come!  :D

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Re: Murat on foot 28mm New by Gringo40s
« Reply #14 on: February 10, 2014, 01:35:24 PM »
Nikfu

see you there! will save you a Murat on Horse and foot
just in case your tempted!! :-* :-* :-* :-*

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Ged
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