Monday, August 17, 2015

Sardinian Light Cavalry for 1859

My hop-scotching through the projects continues.  This time, the 1859 project sees some action.  Off the painting desk depart four squadrons (12 figures) of the Sardinian Saluzzo Light Cavalry Regiment.  Figures are Mirliton.

Sticking with the 1859 project, the next figures off the painting desk will be a three battalion regiment (36 figures) of French line infantry.  The French will be fielded from Lancashire Games 15mm figures.

Last time I had the project all out on the table for a review was in DEC 2012 (see 1859 Project Review).  A quick count shows about 50 units have passed over from The Lead Pile to completed box since late 2012.  Once I finish off the current French infantry, perhaps it is due time to offer another parade to assess the project?  It might be interesting to compare the project DEC 2012 against AUG 2015 and see what direction I should focus.   

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    1. Glenn! Thanks for dropping by for a visit!
      Say, Scott is making great progress on your project, is he not?

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  2. Looking good, Jon.

    YELLOW Kepis? Woo-hoo! :-)

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    1. Thank you, Peter.

      Yellow headgear does bring some color to the battlefield.
      The yellow shako for the Saluzzo is correct on two counts.
      1. The shako was in the facing color (yellow for Saluzzo)
      2. In the field, shakos were often covered in a yellowish shako cover.

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  3. Inspiring work again, Jonathan. A period of upheaval in Europe for sure.

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    1. Appreciate your kind comments, Dean!

      The mid-19th Century certainly had its share of short, yet violent wars. Very interesting period.

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  4. A great looking addition, no doubt!

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  5. 50 units since 2012? That is some dedication. A very striking cavalry regiment.

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    1. Some of those 50 might be a commander or two but a project comparison between then and now is a good way to gauge project progression. Makes me want to get these fellows back onto the gaming table for some action.

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  6. Very appealing color scheme with the red & cream hats offset on the dark blue uniforms. If you ever contemplate a remote participation game, similar to the Raab format, but for this period/collection - count me in :0)

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    1. Soren, your proposal is an excellent one!

      I have been wanting to get the collection back onto the gaming table. In fact, the 1859 project last saw action after I assessed the progression of the project noted above. That makes their last action over two years ago. Oh how the project has grown since then.

      It would be interesting to refight the Battle of San Martino again. Having remote commanders would make the exercise that much more enjoyable.

      I wonder if others would be interested too?

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  7. I'm a little late here, wonderful Regiment Jonathan!

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    1. Never too late to add your commentary, Phil!
      Thanks!

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  8. Another fine looking unit Jonathan.

    Christopher

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