Wednesday, 18 December 2013
Cuirassiers join the army
Finished at last! I painted a sample figure for this unit in September 2012 and have finally gotten round to completing them as my first heavy cavalry regiment (Montanelli's Cuirassiers) for the Medetians of the 18th century. These are Minden Miniatures and they were a pleasure to paint. They're actually British Heavy Cavalry figures which I admit I chose due to their lighter equipment load (ie. easier painting) compared to the ones from Prussia, Austria and France.
The flag has a clipart griffon and was printed out from MS Excel and highlighted with paint. The uniform is basically buff coats with Medetian pale blue trimmings, which work well together I think.
Although these are now done I admit to thinking about increasing the size of my regular cavalry units, from 12s to 18s - basically to be more in proportion with my infantry battalions (36s). I think 2 squadrons of 6 figures each might look, and be, a little weak compared to their footslogger compatriots so a 3rd squadron may need to be added. Oh well, more painting...!