7 October 2013

"Hussars sah...hundreds of the buggers!"

19th Hussars resplendent in grey and brown!

As the Gilder Sudan project motors along it has proved to be a perfect fillip for me to get things moving that have shall we say lay dormant for quite sometime...and I am not talking about the need for prune juice and fibre for the clever dicks out there!!

Having the enormous amount of lead that was acquired from Connoisseur in both past and present from both Chris and Andrew, the need was to get them painted, based and ready for action.

Connoisseur Sudan Hussars and horses though
 slightly limited in poses available are still wonderfully animated.

The 19th Hussars are a new unit and quite resplendent in their grey jackets and brown trousers.  They have yet to see action however that will change quite shortly.

Another view of the 19th Hussars

"Follow me chaps" ...what could possibly go
wrong for the "Hero of Ndoko Gorge!"

Lovely Connoisseur horses still stand the test of time - tremendously wonderful sculpts.

A very much older unit that I have had in the collection for quite some time are the wonderfully battle hardened veterans of the 10th Hussars.  These boys have fought in every campaign that we have played at the NWS and, similarly to the 21st Lancers in an earlier post, have been remounted on Connoisseur horses rather than the mish-mash of Elite and other assorted "nags" that I had at the time.

10th Hussars parades their first two squadrons.

I have certainly found that the regular posts on the blog have helped me stay focused on the quite large product of basing the new figures, tarting up the old bases as well as certainly sprucing up the old figures that were painted quite some time ago.  The task is a big one when as so many of you would already attest, one is juggling family life, a career and all that goes with them.  It is very easy to suddenly have lost a weekend in the garden, on sporting fields or simply in a good book.

Once again Sudan Connoisseur range
Hussars with some slight modifications to their helmet.

These Hussars were painted for me many years ago by the very talented Gerry Webb  of Castaway Arts fame who also modified the figures to have the famous spike atop the 10th's helmets.  They are a favourite unit and their blue trousers with yellow stripe look, in my opinion, quite sharp!

"Hard to keep the kit pristine in this damned country you know Faversham"

"At least the heat helps keep the creases quite sharp sir!"
Next post will be the final instalment of the rules along with some thoughts on modifications to the reaction cards and the start of some walk-throughs with actual battles on the table top.

Until then.


  1. A great unit of Hussars, sir. Very nice painting work!

  2. Lovely stuff! Nice to see the famous 'Chainy Tenth' in the field.

  3. No idea how I missed this lot - now following. Looks perfect, I loved those articles on Gilders collection and campaign back in Wargames World!
    Best wishes

  4. Thanks again guys and welcome on board Jeremy.


  5. You must be getting help me thinks is the Cook in the kitchen