Eureka miniatures have recently released their excellent Zastrow Kuirassieres, and with our Borodino project in mind I just had to order a Regt, and also the Garde du Korps to Brigade them with!http://eurekamin.com.au/news.php?newsid=EFkZupkAEAJkBudeJb
This regiment bears a certain amount of research, as the trumpeters were not mounted on greys, as normal, and for Borodino, for which I have painted them, they were not wearing the traditional buff coats of Saxon heavy cavalry.
For some reason this officer's pose is my favourite, I may have to get a couple more for Staff hangers on etc..
The 'at rest' troopers come in the traditional two piece configuration, with the saddle, shabraque and all the rest of the clobber attached to the trooper.
The charging troopers, however, come in one piece, which I much prefer as whatever glue I use I always seem to get most of it on my fingers, hands, indeed anything that stands still long enough...
Torn between the 'at rest' or 'charging' poses, I have plumped for a front rank of chargers and a second rank at rest. I will waffle to anyone who cares to listen that this arrangement represents a Cavalry Regiment operating in two lines, the first preparing to charge home, the second remaining in reserve to rally on. Nothing whatever with indecision - BS baffles brains, etc!
I also rather like this pose of a Trumpeter 'having at it' - not often you see them in this pose! These wonderful figures from Eureka represent my personal best from the parcel arriving to being based up - 2 weeks. Something of a tribute to the sculpter, I think...Well done to Alan and Nic at Eureka, sez I!