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Monday, December 24, 2018

‘Twas the Night Before Christmas



’Twas the night before Christmas and all through the house, not a creature was stirring not even a mouse.  Wait!  That is not this house!  Activity is buzzing here including some work at the painting desk.  Rather than Santa and his reindeer making an appearance, the Napoleonic cavalry reorganization yields its first group of newly organized cavalry.

As briefly mentioned in an earlier post, the 28mm Napoleonic Peninsular War project is undergoing a reorganization.  Unit strength is being lifted from the former eight figures per BMU to nine figures per BMU.  One BMU drops from four stands of two figures each down three stands of three figures each.  This reorg requires one additional trooper per unit to be requisitioned and painted.  The first six units muster out under their new organization.  Six new figures among the old.  Can you spot the new recruit in each unit?  I cannot.  Still plenty of cavalry to retrofit but this is a start.  Next to tackle; British heavy dragoons.
British 10th Hussar Regiment
1st KGL Hussar Regiment
French 10th Chasseurs a Cheval Regiment
French 13th Chasseurs a Cheval Regiment
French 18th Dragoon Regiment
French 20th Dragoon Regiment
Merry Christmas!     

42 comments:

  1. Well a bonanza post, lovely cavalry not I can’t tell the new recruits. Have a great Christmas and hope some of those lovely presents include some lead 😀

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    1. Matt, merry Christmas to you too!

      As for presents under the tree, not likely any lead but I would place a bet on an interesting book or too. The family has, in acts of desperation, to offer gift cards to some of my favorite figure vendors.

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  2. Merry Christmas to you and yours Jonathan!

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  3. Merry Christmas !! So many riders, very attractive units! Your bases are perfect for the Peninsula War.

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    1. Merry Christmas, Phil and I thank you for your kind comments!

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  4. Very well done Jonathan. Did you find that your painting style had moved on, and that it was difficult to go back and retro fit the additional figure. Merry Christmas, and I hope you have a good one.

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    1. Merry Christmas, Lawrence!

      My painting "style" if it can be called such remains the same. I know only one way to paint...

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  5. Really nice units. Can't tell old from new!

    All the very best to you and your loved ones Jonathan.

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    1. Happy Holidays to you Mike!

      Thank you for your kind comment and I cannot tell the difference between old and new either.

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  6. What a fine parade of troopers. Best wishes for Christmas and thanks for another 12 months of great internet support.

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    1. Thank you so much, Norm, and Merry Christmas to you!

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  7. A most Merry Christmas to you and the family!

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  8. redoing your Napoleonic cavalry in this fashion is insane (!), but the units look marvelous. I too cannot tell the new from the old, which is amazing.

    A very Merry Christmas to you and yours, Jon!

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    1. Perhaps, madness but a good madness, I think.

      Merry Christmas, Peter, and thank you for your continued support!

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  9. Hussars and Chasseurs tucked up under the tree...Merry Christmas, Jonathan!

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  10. Have a fab Xmas and New Year Jonathon! Great looking figures, I can't tell the new additions?

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    1. Thank you, Ray! Here's to your great Christmas and New Year too. Cheers!

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  11. Merry Christmas Jonathan and very nice looking cavalry

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  12. Lovely toys Jonathan...
    Have a fantastic Xmas...

    All the best. Aly

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  13. Lovely Peninsular War cavalry Jonathan, Merry Christmas!

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  14. Hope you have a good break! Agree with Peter on the general insanity of redoing Napoleonic units like this, though they look lovely! ;) What is the purpose of doing so?

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    1. Hi Mark. It may be general insanity but having watched Mark (Blog: 1866 and all that) build his cavalry in 3x3 units, I preferred the look to 2x4.

      Yes, I place the blame of my insanity on Mark.

      Happy Holidays!

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  15. Seamless reorganization! Lovely work as always and Merry Christmas!
    Best Iain

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  16. Great to see that your regiments are recruited up to full strength Jonathan :)

    Hope you have a wonderful day!

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    1. Me too! Still a lot to go.

      Merry Christmas, Mark, and thanks for the inspiration!

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  17. Merry Christmas Jon. Hopefully we can get some figs on the table. I brought my Egyptian up just in case!

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    1. Merry Christmas, Jake! Let's pencil in a game over the holidays. Email incoming...

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  18. A very Merry Christmas to you sir! Thank you!

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  19. I like the new look of the unit. Imposing.
    Merry Christmas and happy new year!

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    1. Thanks, Stew!
      Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you too!

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