Monday, April 30, 2012

A parcel arrives!

A Trooper of the Blues and a Horse Grenadier of the Guard

I got up early this morning as I had some paperwork to do and until someone invents a 26 hour day, there doesn't seem to be any prospect of my doing the business of work in work in the near future.

However, there was some light at the end of the tunnel as I took delivery of a parcel from England. Mark had sent over the latest additions to the Hundred Days project, speciffically a Horse Grenadier of the Guard and a Revell Horse Guard.

As always, click to embiggen

 I actually think I prefer the plastic Revell figures to the SHQ metal, there is a greater delicacy to the sculpting and he sits his horse better. The Horse Guard is as you can probably tell, one of the Blues. Both men will be representing Guard Heavy Cavalry units in the Waterloo scenario. It is looking like it is very possible that I may have this project ready to go before June.

And I'm not the only one with stirrings of 1815, David Crook appears to have the same condition.

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  1. June 18th is coming up fast! Mind you 3 years till the bi-centenary.

    I concur with your assessment of these 2 lovely figures.

    1. The 18th is my wedding anniversary funnily enough.

  2. Hi CK,

    I have to agree re the plastic - that is a striking model and no mistake.

    For me 1815 is a long term interest which means I am viewed as some kind of pariah as no true Napoleonic enthusiast wants to spend his time studying the man's final defeat!

    I cannot help myself with this I'm afraid - ever since Ugo Pericoli's book on the uniforms used in the film appeared along with the Airfix Magazine guide on Napoleonic War Games by Bruce Quarrie.

    All the best,


    1. Surely you mean the glorious victory over the Corsican Ogre?