Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Swedish Cuirassiers

Another unit of cavalry painted for the Swedish army. The first of a couple units of heavy cavalry: the Cuirassiers.

There is a single pose of the cuirassiers in the Hat Swedish Cavalry set, so in order to creat some diversity I repositioned several of the heads - they're originally all facing their right.


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For the trumpeter, I did a conversion using the body of a carabinier, so to have a unarmored torso - I'm assuming the swedish trumpeters did not wear cuirass, as the norm of the other armies of the period.

I also converted his hand to carry a trumpet, and painted his helmet crest white, same of the officer - here again, I'm not sure which color the trumpeter's crest should be, but I've seen some visual references of the officer's white crest, and decided to do likewise on the trumpeter.

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