Cuirassiers

By Michael Cannon / September 11, 2008

I will be using the Spencer Smith AA5 Staff Officer Charging for the officers, AA1 for the standard, and AA4 as the trooper figures. You can get these directly from Spencer Smith miniatures. They will loosely follow the color scheme for Austrian Cuiraissiers – white uniform, black cuiraiss, red trim/facings. The standard bearer is already painted in these colors. The staff is a brass spear which I purchased from VVV. Unfortunately they are no longer being produced as it was not a big money maker.

 

The kettledrummer is made from one of the charging staff officers. The conversion was pretty straightforward once I discovered I had the round head straight pins I could use for drum sticks. The drums them selves were made from a piece of greenstuff that I placed on a flat base and then rounded until I was happy with the effect.

 

No clever new name for the regiment yet. I’ll have to cogitate on it more. Suggestions appreciated….

About the author

Michael Cannon

I have been wargaming as long as I can remember. I met my wife when I was 14 and had been gaming long before that so that should give you an indication as to how long it has been. One of the first games I owned was Anzio by Avalon Hill. I drove over to the hobby shop in the snow to pick it up as I finally had the money to get something! I can remember playing with Airfix figures and Roco tanks back in the 6th grade and before.

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