Saka Light Cavalry

Saka Light Cavalry

Tuesday, 14 October 2014

Baccus French Horse Artillery - Newish Release

Baccus released these new French Napoleonic Horse Artillery not that long ago but it's getting hard to keep up with the releases LOL.

These are HFR31H/S at £3 for a pack of four in the UK. These are a mix as I have subbed the howitzers from the foot battery for the horse as per a previous post. Like the foot, these are great clean miniatures 

In practice I will have one howitzer with a regular gun to simulate a battery but wanted to show the howitzers together. As you now expect from Baccus the guns are one piece castings. I never had an issue glueing the wheels on but the move to one piece casting was very popular.

As you can see here, they really are crisp. You can also see the Sabretacheon a couple of the figures shown. All four have them and makes a nice point of difference.

Here are the longer barrelled friends that will pair up with the howitzers again with 1812-15 Horse Artillery crews. These give me more than I actually need for the Waterloo game but the great thing with the French is that you always need more. Indeed I actually have a few more guns and crews to paint up at some point as well as the just released Guard ones I will be painting up soon.

So these are the last figures I will be including in the Waterloo game, well unless I get the urge for painting up even more. In the meantime it's the Prussians and then those spare Guard.

13 comments:

  1. Now those are super sweet. Splendid painting sir!! Absolutely stonkingly good :-)
    Really nice neat bases too. Lovely stuff.

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    1. Thanks, the clean sculps help a lot

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  2. Good models and nifty basing as always. It may only be the photos but the carriage color looks more Russian apple green than the darker, olive green of the French.

    No matter, you and DartFrog have really been cranking out the 6mm Napoleonics.

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    1. The green is a little darker in the flesh than the images but not a lot. Never have much confidence in what is the correct colour. Originally I was doing them too light in colour

      Ian

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  3. "More than you actually need" .... Wash your mouth out...nice job on them .

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    1. I did say "for Waterloo", I know I can NEVER have enough as such, just for that project

      Ian

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  4. Looking good; you'll need a few for Waterloo.

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    1. We run two guns a battery at the moment and I had a lot for my first Secret Santa and painted up a lot more so I have been ahead of the game for some time

      Ian

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  5. Nice work! I'd say you can never have too many French so it's definately not more than you will need :)

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    1. Oh I know, I will be still painting French in my dotage so hopefully some time yet. We plan on doing some REALLY big games and Lee's table has another 6 foot at least so we can add lots more

      Ian

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  6. Superb work on these guys Ian! Great basing too!

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    1. Thanks, will have to get the Guard ones by Baccus painted up soon as well. Still have more stuff to paint than any one has to have but you know how it is

      Ian

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  7. Another splendid group Ian, well done Sir.

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