Sunday, 27 January 2019

From SidneyR: The French King's Hussars (20 points)

.... and from Roundwood Towers based in Perfidious Albion....

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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.  

Both in 28mm, and a total of 10 points - a small amount, but 'from acorns come oak trees...', right?









I've not been in the Challenge so far - for which many apologies.  Well done to everyone to date!


I got absolutely stuffed with a work project which commenced (unexpectedly) on the 28 December and have hardly been home since.  It happens, it happens, dear friends - no violins, please.  


Here's some more Laarden themed nonsense I wrote about French hussars in 1688 Flanders.  Hopefully more to come in less work-filled days in February.  Keep those brushes busy until my return, mes braves!!



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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. :)



17 comments:

  1. Splendid work on a very familiar unit Sir!

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  2. Two lovely looking Hussars,I think they look splendid and of course they count towards the Rennaisance duel! Glad you made it before the cut!
    Best Iain

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  3. Welcome to the Challenge, talk about cutting it fine !
    Glad you made it, nice start 👍

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  4. Great work as ever, great to see your first entry.

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  5. Very fine work Sidney and good to see you again!

    Christopher

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  6. Great looking minis, well done.

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  7. Cutting it fine, but you made it at last! Lovely work as always!

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  8. Good to see you here Sudney and an excellent opening salvo

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  9. Splendid work Sidney, especially for a "quick" paint job! looking forward to more Laarden madness over the coming weeks :)

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  10. I already feared we wouldn‘t be treated to at least some examples of your fine brushwork this time round. Glad you made it and looking forward to hear the latest news from Laarden.

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  11. Welcome back Sid, your fine paintwork and Laarden whimsy has been missed.

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  12. The brushwork is still stunning Sidney, incredible stuff. Well done.

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  13. Was wondering where you'd got to!

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  14. I'm very late on commented which I put down to academic brain fart. These are excellent Sydney. It's great to have you back at it and I'm looking forward to more from Laarden, including the fop with the big hair and the omnipresent chickens.

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