Saturday, October 29, 2016

Vistula Lancers

"Za Polskę!"
After recently reading the last instalment in the Goldsworthy series of novels which our hero is involved in the Battle of Albuera, I decided it was time to finally get my Vistula Lancers painted using the lovely, if intimidatingly detailed, Zvezda Polish Guard Lancers.

The fact that all the horses are sporting swallow tailed shabraques, rather than the sheepskin ones my sources commonly showed, means that I was painting a little blind. I found one which showed the officer's shabraque trimmed in silver, so extrapolating from that, I painted the other ranks' shabraque trimming white. I'm worried that it should actually be yellow, but it's too late now!

These have taken a long time to finish what with life being very busy at the moment, but I wanted them to be ready for tomorrow. They'll be part of my French division which will be gracing the Austerlitz table at Tim's all-in bash. It's not actually the Austerlitz battle (which will take place on the first weekend of 2017), just a chance to use our favourite 1500 point force on a wide, expansive table. I'm hoping for some Albuera-style glory from these boys!


  1. Oh my goodness, what a stunning unit! The first photograph alone with the lead troopers about to lance their quarry is breathtaking!

  2. Amazing. It looks like something from a museum.

  3. Those Zvezda lancers are super figures and you have painted them beautifully!

  4. Wow, very nice job on a cool unit, well done.

  5. Impressive brushwork! With such beauty, I hope they perform well on the gaming table.


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