French 1st Heavy Cavalry Division c.1812

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French 1st Heavy Cavalry Division c.1812

Post by janner » Tue Jul 28, 2015 2:06 pm

This is my effort to represent in 28mm Antoine-Louis Decrest de Saint-Germaine as commander of 1re division de cuirassiers de la Grande Armée, a position he had gained in 1811.

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To his flanks are an Imperial Orderly and a senior officer of the Horse Artillery. Saint-Germaine was wounded leading a charge at the battle of Borodino in 1812, but recovered to participate in the battle of Hanau in 1813 as a count of the Empire and commander of 2e corps de cavalerie de la Grande Armée.

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Photos of the division to date to follow...
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Post by Gunfreak » Sat Aug 01, 2015 1:00 pm

It will be glorious! When his division is finished it will take over Russia by it self, doesn't mater if 50 000 cossacks, 200 000 infantry and 70 000 cav stands in their way, they will charge and defeat them all. Won't stop untill they hit the Bering Strait.
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Post by janner » Tue Aug 25, 2015 9:54 am

The next offering in my 2015 Heavy Cavalry Division project consists of two limber teams. Perry Minis as usual, but the set does lack the third horse pair usual to teams attached to horse artillery batteries.

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Post by jezamonos » Fri Sep 04, 2015 2:53 pm

They are lovely Stephen !
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Post by janner » Mon Sep 14, 2015 9:32 am

Thanks, here are the batch of limbers:

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I particularly enjoyed doing the skewbald draught horses for the howitzer limber :D

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Post by jezamonos » Mon Sep 14, 2015 11:13 am

More lovely stuff there mate ! I have recently got back into a bit of painting and just waiting on the varnish to dry properly so will have something to show soon.
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Post by janner » Tue Sep 15, 2015 5:55 am

Looking forward to it :D
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Post by Atheling » Tue Sep 15, 2015 7:10 am

Excellent work on all the pieces.... a large undertaking ;) :)

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Post by janner » Tue Oct 13, 2015 8:19 am

Thanks, onto the third cavalry unit in my Heavy Cavalry Division project: 9e régiment de cuirassiers,

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Post by Atheling » Tue Oct 13, 2015 11:15 am

Really lovely mate 8) 8) 8) 8) 8)

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Post by janner » Fri Nov 13, 2015 2:06 pm

First half of the last regiment is now complete:

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Post by Gunfreak » Fri Nov 13, 2015 10:49 pm

You know I except the earth to explode the day before you finish the division just so I don't get to see them all in one picutre!
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Post by janner » Mon Nov 16, 2015 5:51 am

I hope not as I've a Russian division lined up for next year :D
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Post by Friedrich August I. » Mon Nov 16, 2015 8:12 am

Very nice Stephen! Great looking unit.

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Re: French 1st Heavy Cavalry Division c.1812

Post by janner » Fri Dec 04, 2015 9:48 am

Onto the last two cuirassier squadrons:

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Next up the Brigade Commander...

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