Thursday, 13 May 2021

6th Chasseurs nearly finished

Painting time has been a bit scarce lately due mainly to playing the campaign, which has been fun. However, I have just about managed to finish the 6th Chasseurs and all they need now is another coat of gloss varnish and then basing before they can take to the field, sadly this will be a bit too late to help Napoleon out of his current predicament.

I’m please with the way the one-piece-castings have turned out and it was worth the fiddle to reconstruct their plumes. I’m particularly proud of the trumpeter who has had a head swap (with a broken DK French Guard lancer) as well as the addition of the trumpet. I based this one on the picture on the front of the Osprey book on French Chasseurs.

Finally, I’m not the only one recruiting Chasseurs as Roy recently sent me the photo below of the latest recruits to his ever-growing forces. Nice addition Roy.



25 comments:

Rob said...

Beautiful regiment! You really should’ve had these ready for the campaign, line Chasseurs à Cheval are my favourites and lemon yellow my favourite facing colour for them. If they had been fielded my standing orders would have prohibited any and all firing at them.

Matt said...

Very Dandy, will they be finished in time to escort the Emperor back to Paris from the dockyard?

James Fisher said...

Top painting Ian. I really like the variety that you can get with the chasseurs with trumpeters, officers and others with 'special' bit of uniform.
Regards, James

the Archduke said...

What’s this about the Emperor’s “predicament”. I thought he was just reviewing his options....congratulations on the regiment. I have oft times toyed with the image of that Osprey trumpeter. Now I need not worry.

Heinz-Ulrich von Boffke said...

Another lovely unit, and the trumpeter is stunning.

Best Regards,

Stokes

Stryker said...

Rob, that’s it then they’re definitely in for the next campaign!

Stryker said...

Matt, that would be the job of the Guard!

Rob said...

Ah yes, but surely it's my turn to be French in the next campaign.... ;o)

Stryker said...

James, I didn't realise just have much variation there could be with the Chasseur units until I bought that book. I'm pleased to have this unit in the OOB.

Stryker said...

Nigel, glad I got that trumpeter out of your system!

Stryker said...

Thanks Stokes!

Stryker said...

Rob, looks like we may have to dice for it then!

Wellington Man said...

That's an absolutely cracking regiment you've got there, Ian!
I have some chasseurs in the dettol right now as it happens. I may do them as the 4th, which would give me yet another yellow trumpeter!

Stryker said...

WM , you can’t beat a yellow trumpeter! I look forward to seeing them.

Aly Morrison said...

A lovely colourful unit Ian...
The Hussars seem to get all the glory and the Chasseurs do most of the work.
All the best. Aly

Stryker said...

Aly, actually the one type missing from my OOB is Hussars. Hopefully I’ll come across some soon!

Rob said...

My love of Chasseurs began when I was a school boy and read Marbot and saw the lovely line drawings in H C B Rogers' 'Napoleon's Army' - I particularly like Elite Chasseurs in Colpack.

MSFoy said...

Lovely job - I'd like to join in the chorus of applause for the trumpeter too. Very nice indeed.

Captain Nolan said...

Another great looking unit.

What has happened to your link to Muskets and Marshals?

Stryker said...

Rob, I like the elite chassuers too - you can't beat a good colpack!

Stryker said...

Thanks Tony, I hope they fight half as well as your 15th!

Stryker said...

Thanks Jack, I took the link off the blog but I have sent you a PDF of the latest version.

David said...

Well somehow the orange coat of my trumpeter for the 15th looks lack luster in comparison to this brilliant rendition. I'll have to talk with the quartermaster and see if he can do something to ramp up the colors in the dye. At least I have the trumpeter of the 5th on deck, so that he too can join the ranks of the yellow clad musicians (in a year or so probably given how it is going...).

David said...

Just a quick word of thanks to say that the sight of your Chasseurs was a welcome kick in the pants to get back to work on the Bavarian Chevau-leger. Thanks - I needed that! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j3n-P0vrdZU

Stryker said...

Glad to be of help David!