Cordery’s Composite Cavalry Corps

Yesterday I paid a visit to a nearby branch of THE WORKS … and found a whole load of painted metal 54mm-scale Napoleonic Cavalry figures on sale for £2.00 each! Needless to say I bought a few … enough to be able to form what I am temporarily calling CORDERY’S COMPOSITE CAVALRY CORPS!

For the sum of £28.00 I bought the following figures:

7 x ‘Red’ Hussars

5 x ‘Green’ Hussars

2 x ‘Blue’ Polish Cavalry

With luck I hope to be able to add some further figures to my ‘Cavalry Corps’ in due course.

Although these cavalrymen are wearing early nineteenth century uniforms, cavalry across the world tended to wear similar dress uniforms right through until the First World War … and in the case of the Russian Civil War and the Russo-Polish War, some were even wearing nineteenth century uniforms into the early 1920s! As a result I think that I may well be able to field these figures in most FUNNY LITTLE WARS battles set in the period up to 1914.

16 Comments on “Cordery’s Composite Cavalry Corps”

  1. Conrad Kinch says:

    There's a coup bob. It's beginning to be little wars weather.

  2. Wah! Not fair! I want a shop like this too. 😉 Congrats on the find.

  3. Conrad Kinch,

    I hope to pay a visit to another branch of THE WORKS over the weekend in the hope that I will be able to acquire some additional figures. I am aiming to try to field 'regiments' of 8 figures, with the possibility of expanding to 12 if and when I can.

    With luck these cavalry will form the mounted arm of at least one imagi-nation, just in time for the FUNNY LITTLE WARS season.

    All the best,


  4. Stephen Briddon,

    Surely there must be some sort of equivalent type of shop in the US? THE WORKS is a discount book/craft/games/toy shop, and they do sell online. I don't know how much it would cost for you to buy them online and ship them to the US, but it might be worth looking into.

    All the best,


  5. Tim Gow says:

    I bought – well let's just say 'some' of these figures a few weeks ago. Rude not to for £2 each!

  6. joppy says:

    I'm in town tomorrow and must go into the Works!

  7. Furgie says:

    ooh! Fab find – thanks for the heads up Bob.

  8. Tim Gow,

    At £2.00 they are a steal! Worth buying just because they are a bargain!

    All the best,


  9. Joppy,

    Good luck! Just try to get to the shops before Tom Gow or me!

    All the best,


  10. Furgie,

    I suspect that there will be quite a number of my regular bog readers visiting THE WORKS over the next few days.

    All the best,


  11. What a great find! It is a good thing such things don't appear over here or my wallet would be even slimmer and my cupboards even more overstuffed!

  12. Ross Mac,

    When you consider that you cannot buy a painted 28mm-scale figure for £2.00, these are a real steal! I told myself that it would be a crime against wargaming NOT to buy these figures, even though I'm not sure where I am going to store them.

    All the best,


  13. joppy says:

    Unfortunately nothing there, staff new nothing and they're not on the website. Boat missed!

  14. Joppy,

    Don't be too disheartened! Just follow this link THE WORKS Cavalry Figures and you should be able to find them on sale online.

    All the best,


  15. Lee Hadley says:

    Result. I love the Works…one of few highlights when I get dragged around the shops!

  16. Lee Hadley,

    It is a rare visit to THE WORKS when I come away empty handed. It's a great retail chain!

    All the best,


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