British Cavalry: Hussars

I have managed to varnish and base the British light cavalry that form part of my collection of Del Prado pre-painted 25/28mm-scale Napoleonic figures.

These proved to be the most annoying figures that I have had to deal with so far. Although the paintwork was relatively undamaged, several of the horses had to be glued back onto the bases they came with (these were cast separately and the horse and rider where then fixed to them), and one sword arm, a couple of carbines, and a sabretache fell off whilst I was applying the varnish and had to be glued back on after it had dried.

So the figures proved to be about as fragile and difficult as the originals were. This would seem to be case of (wargaming) art imitating life!


11 Comments on “British Cavalry: Hussars”

  1. Steven Page says:

    They look great, so your effort was well spent.

  2. Conrad Kinch says:

    They look really excellent Bob.

    I look forward to seeing them in action.

  3. Bob K says:

    Very smart. Your efforts to varnish and base your Relive Waterloo troops has inspired me to dig mine out and do the same. BobK

  4. I agree, they look well worth the bother. Hopefully they will perform well on the table in addition to looking pretty. Doesn't always seem to follow.

  5. Steven Page, Conrad Kinch, Bob K, Jim Duncan, and Ross Mac,

    Thanks for saying how nice these Hussars look … but the question in my mind is 'they look pretty … but can they fight?'

    All the best,


  6. arthur1815 says:

    If they are KGL Hussars – yes!
    Cumberland Hussars – no!

  7. johntheone says:

    I had problems with these as well

  8. johntheone says:

    The Earl of Uxbridge model is the same

  9. Arthur1815,

    I think that they are KGL Hussars … but I am not 100% sure.

    All the best,


  10. Johntheone,

    It is nice to know that it is not just me!

    My Uxbridge figure was also a bit fragile … but a drop or two of glue seemed to sort the problem.

    All the best,


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