Just beneath the sledgehammer of doom for the Lost Painting Souls of Challenge IX, here's some nonsense from late seventeenth century Flanders for your (very) late Saturday night and Sunday morning viewing. Two hussars from the army of Louis XIV, somewhat hastily painted (please don't look too closely!). They're fine sculpts, one from the old War-games Foundry range, and one from The Assault Group.
I've not been in the Challenge so far - for which many apologies. Well done to everyone to date!
First, welcome back to the Challenge, Sidney - we've missed you buddy.
I dunno Sid, you say you proffer us poor brushwork, but these hussars look superb to me. I particularly like the chestnut, the riders' stylish headgear and their cloaks (animal skin?) jauntily draped over their shoulders - even the hornist is the very picture of the ostentatious hussar!
These two horsemen will give you 20 points as your debut to the roster. Well done, Mr. Roundwood! Now, get your work tucked away and then come back to us with your brush swinging in earnest. :)