Sunday, 12 January 2014

Prussian Hussars

Well I have been making the most of the days off before returning to work. As part of my commitment to the Waterloo 2015 Mega Game to be played at the Hall of Heroes, Campbelltown, NSW, I sort of got lumbered with painting up the Prussian 4th Hussars. When I say say lumbered it was partly my fault. A mate of mine, an alleged gentleman of the artillery, offered to do the 2nd Brigade of the 1st Prussian Corps Cavalry so I could paint up the 1st Brigade. This Brigade included the Prussian 4th Hussars. It was sold to me on the premise that I like painting pretty colourful units and Hussars are always colourful aren't they? Of course after doing some research I find that their uniform was actually terrible. Not only is it a terrible shade of brown for the pelisse and dolman but its trimmed in yellow. God forbid Hawthorn colours! Anyway I did my best and here is the result. Thankfully come the big weekend in 2015 I will be on the French side.


  1. Looking good mate, the braid has come out well - particularly good show given your lack of enthusiasm in the first place!

  2. Thanks mate. I wouldnt say I was lacking enthusiasm just maybe used to prettier looking Hussars. On to the Dragoons now.