May 18, 2017

French heavies

This Italeri set looks good for its age. The second set of figures they ever produced, actually. These are - obviously - Carabiniers á Cheval, riding heavy horses and wearing dapper uniforms.

I had hesitated for a while if I should buy another box of Zvezda cuirassiers instead, as they are more common and their uniform did not change so drastically. Of course I could always buy more of those. And these carabiniers may be used as proxies for Saxons as well, when viewed from a distance.

With a little change to horse furniture and trimming off the back plates, they could also be later-era Austrian Cuirassiers.