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Sunday, 31 May 2015

French Cavalry - Chasseurs D' Afrique

This important unit, the 4th Chasseurs d' Afrique, played an important role at Balaclava, sitting on the left rear flank of the Light Brigade. During the charge of the Light Brigade this colourful unit drove away the Russian infantry and guns on the left hand heights overlooking the north valley. It is probable that their action did much to allow the remnants of the Light Brigade to extract itself after the charge.

There are no French Cavalry in the Douglas Miniatures range, and my efforts to get hold of either Scruby or other 20mm metal remoulds has been problematic, so I settled for plastic figures. Once again I used Strelets figures and I have to say that they were a joy to paint. Here is the result:







4 comments:

  1. They look splendid - how do they fit in sizewise with the Douglas?

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  2. Bob,

    They are really excellent. I only hope mine end up looking even half as good.

    The Strelets figures are very nice and there are some wonderful sculpts there. I have a slowly expanding little collection of them.

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  3. Excellent, beautiful colors and great paint job!

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  4. I like the look of those Chasseurs d' Afrique.

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