Not Quite Seven Years War Cavalry

I finally finished the cavalry for my Burgdorfreuthenheim legion.  The last unit is the Duke of Burdorfreuthenheim’s Own Hussars.

Duke of Burgdorfreuthenheim's Own Hussars
Duke of Burgdorfreuthenheim's Own Hussars

I decided to go with an art deco teal uniform with pink facings and trousers.  I made the horses a variety of colors.  The cavalry are wearing cuirasses.  The standard bearer is a “converted” officer figure.  I put “converted” in quotes, because all I did was cut off the pistol and drill a hole in the hand for the flag shaft.  The flag is hand-painted.  The flag is based on Bavaria, but is purple instead of blue.

Cavalry from the left side
Cavalry from the left side

This is a slightly closer view of the cavalry, taken from the left side, rather than the right.

Close up of trooper
Close up of trooper

In this close-up view you get a better look at the pink collar, turnbacks, and trousers.

Initially, I planned to paint all the horses grey.  Since I primed the figures in grey, this seemed like cheating, so I ended up painting the horses five different colors.

The legion of Burgdorfreuthenheim is now fully formed and ready for action!   As the Duke would say when initiating a charge, “Narf!”  (Let’s see how many readers will get that obscure reference!)

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