First shots of plastic Chasseurs a Cheval by the Perry twins

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These are the first shots of the plastic Chasseurs a Cheval.
Fresh from Renedra the Perrys have the first shots of the main Chasseur (trooper) frame. Renedra just need to tweak a few small bits but this frame is done, the command frame is well on its way. So everything will be ready for Salute.
Alan Perry has put a few of these together to show the poses and uniform variations you will be able to achieve which you can see above.
The figures in this box will represent Line Chasseurs a Cheval from 1808-15. Four uniform variants are covered; campaign and full dress for 1808-12 and campaign and full dress for 1812-15. During this period the coat changed from the single breasted Kinski coat to the lapelled Spencer coat around 1812 although the latter probably took a while to replace the former. Both types are presented in this set, along with elite company uniforms. The figures in the Kinski coat can also be used as Hussars in campaign dress. As you can see there are multiple arm poses and many head gear variants.
There will be a free metal figure of Colonel Marbot of the 23rd Chasseurs a Cheval (which of cause could be painted as any Chasseur colonel) if you buy three or more sets direct from the Perrys online and at Salute.

I think a very useful addition to the growing plastic Perry napoleonic range!

Perry Miniatures plastic Zulu warriors

The Zulu are a Bantu ethnic group of Southern Africa and the largest ethnic group in South Africa, with an estimated 10–12 million people living mainly in the province of KwaZulu-Natal. Small numbers also live in Zimbabwe, Zambia, Tanzania and Mozambique. The Zulu were originally a major clan in what is today Northern KwaZulu-Natal, founded ca. 1709 by Zulu kaMalandela. In the Nguni languages, iZulu means heaven, or weather.. according to  At that time, the area was occupied by many large Nguni communities and clans (also called isizwe=nation, people or isibongo=clan or family name). Nguni communities had migrated down Africa’s east coast over centuries, as part of the Bantu migrations probably arriving in what is now South Africa in about the 9th century. According to Wikipedia (read more here)

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Now the Perrys are about to release these african warriors in 28mm and in plastic! They will be released on the 22nd/23rd of January to coincide with the 139th anniversary of the battles of Isandlwana and Rorke’s Drift.

Here are pictures of the sprues:

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And some examples of finished figures:

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And the usual Perry discount during first release:

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For more info visit the Perry page here

 

 

The first figure of my Wildling Army

So with Easter out of the way and after a longer brake in painting Game of Thrones related figures, the Westfalia halfmen got in the way, here is the first figure of my Wildling bow unit for Dragon Rampant. The figure is a Northstar Barbarian figure.

The figure is kit bashed with a body and head from the Frostgrave Barbarian set, Arms from the Frostgrave warriors set, and arrows from a Perry war of the roses set.

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More to come in the next days. This unit comprises 12 figures.