Thursday, June 21, 2018

Officers: Spanish Cavalry and French Intelligence



A trio of Cavalry leaders, painted from the left over figures from the expansion of the Garrochistas and Cavaleria de Linea. 



I used a left over Old Glory Sword arm to harvest a sword for señor Garrochita.


The Dragoon leader has the green facings of the Villaviciosa regiment.


The remaining figure is in a fairly generic Spanish general officer uniform; dark blue coat with red facings piped gold, red breeches. 


With a fairly small Brigade Games order for just the three sets of 3 cavalry each, I threw in their newly released "French Intelligence Officer", who comes as a set - foot and mounted versions. 


The figure is clearly intended to represent Major Pierre Ducos of the Sharpe Television series... famous glasses and all


I figured he'd do nicely as a commander for the foot Gendarmes. 


A short clip from "Sharpe's Enemy, featuring Major Ducos, said to be a protege of Fouche. 

14 comments:

  1. I see you wanted the French spy figure, too. :-)

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    1. 2 battalions more almost done, more generals, and maybe a few Romans before Historicon!

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  3. Nice cavalry and a fun spy!
    Best Iain

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  4. Colorful and beautiful job!

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  5. Excellent work, love the colors! Ducos is a dead ringer as that was my first thought when I saw your pic. A fairly interesting piece and a sure addition to someone's game of "Sharpe Practice"

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    1. Thank you, Jake. Yes, he'd definately fit in with that, and for now, leading those Gendarmes!

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  6. Very impressive and inspiring as I am just now revisiting the Peninsula.

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    1. Thanks, Dean. Inspiration is good.
      A Talavera playtest is on the table for tomorrow AM!

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  7. More impressive additions. I particularly like the mounted Ducos figure. Very nicely done.

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    1. Hank you, Lawrence! I chose to paint him a bit more colorfully than in the TV series!

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