Tuesday, 1 April 2014

Minden Hussars

Well, after over a month of inactivity I have finally gotten around to doing some painting. I suspect I may have suffered a bit burn out from rapidly completing all those Russian units for the 1814 campaign. I still have a couple of Russian units to do. However, the big game at Ayton (near Scarborough in Yorkshire) early May holiday looms on the horizon. I have to paint up some units for that - these 25-28mm scale forces for the imaginations game, this will be my fourth trip to Ayton and it's something I really look forward to, the chaps I meet up with are very pleasant and sociable. So this will be three days of fun. The mornings and afternoons are packed with excitement from the games and the evenings are spent in the Denison Arms for food and later on the Forge pub.

We've had a bit bad news on that front - the landlord of the Forge sadly passed away a couple of weeks ago and the pub is now under new management. Peeler, one of the guys who organizes the Ayton game attended the church service and the wake, it was well attended since he was quite a popular chap.

I should really keep these a secret but couldn't help myself! My plan is to have two  versions of the same unit, basically a mounted and dismounted version. These two bases are part of the dismounted version, I suppose it's really a supernumerary type as its only intended to show where the hussars have left their horses while they go off on a mission and does not have a combat value. Together there are nine horses, three horseholders and two hussars running off to join their mates.


  1. They look excellent Ken! Nice one!

  2. Nice looking unit, love the poses!

  3. Those are excellent Ken! And good choice of colours. The blood won't show up when I crush them on the fields of Granprix!

  4. Thanks chaps the kind comments are much appreciated - even Andy's!

    Yes, I had that idea in mind when I selected the uniform.


  5. Those are stunning Ken! I really like the way that you grouped all of the dismounted horses together along with the householders and the extra figure or two on the base to finish the vignette. The basing is also top notch. Would you mind if I copy one of your pictures ( with attribution of course) onto the Minden blog and picture gallery?


  6. Hi Jim,

    I'd be very pleased if you did! I can take a few more photos in better light if you wish.


  7. Quality work Ken! Great to see these.