Saturday, 24 August 2013

Guard Lt Cav Command

Here we have the commander of the guard light cavalry division;  General Lefebvre-Desnouettes and the commander of the lancer brigade Colbert-Chabanais. You have just got to love those elegant names which of course I have no idea how they are pronounced! My eldest daughter is taking A-level French and may shed some light here. I'm sure a family visit or two to Paris over the next couple of years may help also. :)

These are AB figures; Desnouettes  is dressed as a Chasseur a' Cheval officer and Chabanais is in fact the Poniatowski figure. He came with an ADC that I used elsewhere in another command base (Lasalle I think). The only difficulty is explaining away the furry cape he is wearing, I painted it up as a grey/white cloak which I know the guard lancers wore.


  1. Hi Ken, that's brilliant and a great use of the Poniatowski figure if your nit doing Poles.regards

  2. Great looking 'Lefebvre Desnouette' vignette Ken...

  3. Thank you for the kind comments. I'm not sure what to paint up next.

  4. Very nice work, Ken. I am glad I found your page and will continue to check in regularly.

  5. Thanks Duke, I look forward to hearing from you.