Friday, 13 January 2012

Napoleonic French Carabiniers.


I have finally finished painting these guys. I had half of the unit for several years but only ordered the remaining figures in August.  I painted them in October and eventually got round to basing them over the Christmas break.
 The Carabiniers have always been one of my favourite Napoleonic units, the big red helmet crest , the brass/copper cuirass and mounted on dark horses must have made an impressive sight on Napoleonic battlefields all over Europe.






Front Rank figures and the flag is by GMB.

27 comments:

  1. They are beautiful. Fantastic work and thanks for sharing your pictures.

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  2. These are a great looking unit, Rodger. Very imposing for some poor foot-slogger that has to face them. We must be close to having another 28mm Napoleonic game. Geoff wants to have a zombie game this week at my place but I'm not sure how that would go down with the rest of the lads. What are your thoughts?

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  3. They really turned out just great!

    Christopher

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  4. Lovely work, Rodger!

    BTW, are the monks blessing or cursing the carabiniers?!

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  5. That is some beautiful painting, a wonderful looking unit......

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  6. They do look rather spiffy. Nice chunky unit too.

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  7. Fantastic painting!! They're a fine looking unit, Nappie himself would be proud!!!

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  8. What a great unit! Really nice...

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  9. Those look fantastic. I especially like the basing

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  10. Great looking Carabiniers and excellent photos.

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  11. Looks very nice looking minis !!! Good work !

    best regards dalauppror

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  12. Gorgeous figures. The later Carabinier uniform has to one of the most impressive of the Napoleonic Wars, which is saying a lot!

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  13. Great looking figures...and terrain! I really like your terrain and buildings too!

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  14. Thanks for the nice comments gentlemen.
    @ Rosbif,...I believe the monks are blessing these guys ahead of their first outing in their fresh new uniforms!!

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  15. Wow these are fantastic they look perfectly painted well worth the wait, I'm sure they will slice and dice anyone who comes near them.
    Cheers
    Kent

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  16. Oh I say! What a wonderful unit, well worth the wait and putting together fully. Beautifully red crested hats off to you Sir!

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  17. Very nice...a lovely looking unit!!!!
    Cheers
    paul

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  18. Lovely looking unit and backdrop.

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  19. The carabiniers are splendid! They really look the business.

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  20. Beautiful work, really well done!

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  21. nice looking unit, they are impressive

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  22. Thes are great Rodger!!!
    I thought I had posted a comment to them already?
    Cheers
    Paul

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  23. I missed this one! How could I? Blame on me!

    These are just wonderfull painted figures and from my favorite period!

    Greetings
    Peter
    http://peterscave.blogspot.com/

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  24. WOW! I was cruising Al Gore's internet looking for someone who had painted Front Rank Carabiniers. There web site doesn't show any of these fellas painted up. I'm glad I came across these. Any Guard Chasseurs forthcoming?...those look cool too!

    ...back to Lou at the Sports Desk.

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