|The newly re-constituted 24th Chasseurs d'Ligne (Marbot's mob!)|
Putting aside several body-weights of unpainted lead I immediately started on my French cavalry figures as I had an unfinished regiment of Line Chasseurs (Old Glory figures) for which I had an Elite command that didn't blend in very well being huge figures. This little problem has now been solved with the Perry's version of the same. As you can see they fit in quite well with the Old Glory figs. Apart from the horses (which are a bit average) the OG figures are nicely animated with good pose variety and crisp detail which makes them easy to paint - and they must be nearly 20 years old!
|The Perry's Chasseur command and elite company|
|Detail of the officer who sports a slightly taller cylindrical shako. Many Chasseur officers also wore the furry kolpak favoured by the elite squadron and continued to do so long after they were phased out.|
|The elites in their I'm-too-sexy-for-my-kolpak headgear!|
|The Perry's Line Chasseur elite and command sets finished|
|A stand of the Old Glory figures. The horses are a little bit cartoon-ish but otherwise a great figure - I love the trooper with the bandaged head!|
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