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Dutch Horse Artillery

Posted by Bill Slavin on 19 Mar 2023, 03:14

The horse artillery finish off my Dutch brigade in Laval's 2nd German Division, needed for one of our Talavera games. Most of these guys started out as Italeri French Guard artillery with some head swaps and tall plumes added. Their hussar style uniforms made them a good departure point for the Dutch horse artillery in Spain 1809.
I'm also including a group shot of both Dutch battalions I shared earlier here along with the artillery pics. There's a bit more on my blog:
https://tinywarsplayedindoors.blogspot.com/2023/03/dutch-horse-artillery.html

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Posted by Bessiere on 19 Mar 2023, 05:28

Looking good Bill. They remind me of French Marins those snappy boys. They make a very nice addition to your Spanish army of occupation. Any French army post 1806 must have some allied state forces to be authentic be they Dutch, Swiss, Italian, Polish or German often being among the steadiest units in the army.
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Posted by Ochoin on 19 Mar 2023, 08:21

Outstanding.

Am I right in saying the Peninsular War is not well covered? If so, these make a nice contribution.

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Posted by Rich W on 19 Mar 2023, 09:33

Great stuff again Bill. These chaps fit very nicely with the infantry.
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Posted by Bill Slavin on 19 Mar 2023, 13:41

Thanks, all.

Ochoin wrote:Outstanding.

Am I right in saying the Peninsular War is not well covered? If so, these make a nice contribution.

donald

I think that is a fair thing to say. I mean, most of the nations, outside of the Spanish and Portuguese, were fighting elsewhere at the same time and as a result many have been covered by various manufacturers. Not the Dutch horse artillery for 1809 as far as I know, but I confess I didn’t look too far. I really am making an attempt to use what I have in the cupboard! :-D
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Posted by MABO on 19 Mar 2023, 14:29

Stunning conversions again. I like!
Concerning the figs for the Peninsular War: You should have a close look at Black Watch Miniatures and Hagen Miniatures. There should be some more exotic stuff.
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Posted by C M Dodson on 19 Mar 2023, 14:54

Very nice conversions as always with a real air of the period.

Lovely.

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Posted by Konrad on 19 Mar 2023, 16:17

Very nice work again.
Like usual.
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Posted by Minuteman on 19 Mar 2023, 22:47

This is a fine-looking artillery unit, and just what is required to bolster the Dutch infantry that you have already shown us. Very fine conversions and fine painting!

I also like the photography very much, the brooding dark background and lighting giving the impression of a storm to come. All very atmospheric.
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Posted by Bluefalchion on 20 Mar 2023, 00:09

Another fantastic addition to your Peninsular War forces, Bill. Is there, ever, an end in sight for this project? Not that I want to stop seeing these entries, far from it.
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Posted by Bill Slavin on 20 Mar 2023, 02:54

Bluefalchion wrote: Is there, ever, an end in sight for this project? Not that I want to stop seeing these entries, far from it.

Not in the near future! I still have a cupboard full of figures to paint and a number of units I want to do. Although Talavera is very close to being done…
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Posted by MABO on 20 Mar 2023, 11:37

Bill Slavin wrote:Not in the near future! I still have a cupboard full of figures to paint and a number of units I want to do. Although Talavera is very close to being done…


Promissing! :-D
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Posted by Santi Pérez on 20 Mar 2023, 14:51

Another great work, Bill! Now, the Dutch Infantry batallions have their own artillery support. As always, the photos of the units on stage are fantastic. ;-)

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Posted by Peter on 20 Mar 2023, 17:57

Wonderfull addition to your ever growing armies! :thumbup:
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Posted by PatrickJ71 on 02 Apr 2023, 09:33

I'm late in this thread again but you've made another nice addition to your peninsular army, Bill. Dutch troops are often ignored, except for the "red lancers".
I hope there will be more to follow and I 'm also curious to see the whole of all those different Britisch and Spanish troops on one side and the French army with all its allies on the other side. That promises to be a colorful spectacle.
thanks for sharing!
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