I made another successful foray on eBay last week and bought these six French Guard Horse Grenadiers for a couple of quid each. I was surprised that I won them at this price because I’ve seen Hinton Hunt cavalry go for well over £5 each of late. It could be another sign of recession or it could just be that I’m the last kid on the block not to have these figures already.
You would think actually that Imperial Guard cavalry would be relatively easy to find because presumably most wargamers back in the 60s and 70s had plenty of Guard figures in their armies. However over the last few years that I have been collecting Hinton Hunt I have turned up precious few. At least I now have this Squadron of Horse Grenadiers to add to my Polish Lancers.
The figure is FN/300 Horse Grenadier Guard mounted on horse FNH/2. These castings are probably destined to languish for some time at the rear of a very, very long painting queue.