28mm Napoleonic French Cavalry Division

I recently rebased a lot of old models – mostly painted in the 80s (and it shows) and also painted some French Chasseurs a Cheval that I found in a box. I had acquired them in 1985.  The models are a mix of Connoisseur, Hinchliffe and Hinchliffe Foremost ranges. The horses are Connoisseur, Hinchliffe and Essex I think.

Two regiments each of Chasseurs, Lancers and Dragoons.

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French Line Lancers. Connoisseur models.

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French Dragoons at Rest (mostly Hinchliffe and Foremost). Note the trooper second from right in the back rank with a scythe. Must have been out foraging.

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French Dragoon Brigade Commander.

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French Chasseurs a Cheval. They are all Connoisseur except for the Elite Company officer and the bugler who are Hinchliffe.  Again the horses are a mix of whatever I had. I am not even sure who made some of them – the result of buying horses at Bring and Buys at conventions over the years. I always figured it was cheaper to ship just the riders from the other side of the world to New Zealand than to bring their mounts with them – so I have a huge remount depot available.

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4 thoughts on “28mm Napoleonic French Cavalry Division”

  1. These are a blast from the past! My favourites are the chasseurs a cheval, there is such movement in those sculpts, rarely achieved these days. Looks like you’re having fun there.
    Best wishes,
    JJ

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  2. Thanks. I think that the Connoisseur range beats hands down any ranges today for animation and a sense of movement. They are not the best castings, the detail is not always great (in fact almost non-existent at times) but they look like they are alive. To be honest I get pretty sick of “March Attack”

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