W-i-P SYW hussars

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W-i-P SYW hussars

Post by ochoin » Sat Jun 20, 2020 3:21 pm

I've been working on adding a couple of husars to my Prussian & Austrian SYW armies.

One difficulty I've had was the size of the busby. Illustrations show a range of sizes.

I've used the Italeri figures & Revell SYW hussar horses.

Here, I've used a bearskin from the HaT Napoleonic Horse Grenadiers, with the bag made of paper & a pig-tail from a plastic rod. This figure will end up being a Kalnoky hussar:

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Here, you can see two already finished in the smaller busbys - a Prussian Wartenburg hussar and an Austrian Baranjay hussar.

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Post by grizzlymc » Sat Jun 20, 2020 3:32 pm

Stunning, if I had access to all this plastic goodness in my teens, I'd have failed everything at High School.

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Post by Essex Boy » Sat Jun 20, 2020 3:40 pm

I'm evidently of the large busby school.

You're a clever sort, Master Donald.

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Post by MarshalNey » Sat Jun 20, 2020 4:17 pm

Splendid stuff Donald. Just as The Bear says.

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Post by BaronVonWreckedoften » Sat Jun 20, 2020 4:51 pm

I think in the early days (ie NYW/WSS era) the busby was smaller and possibly wider. By the time of the WAS/SYW, it had got closer to Napoleonic proportions. Some of the late-1700s/early 1800s depictions of Russian troops, used as the basis for the colour plates in the original Osprey MAA on the Napoleonic Russian Army (the one-volume Albert Seaton version) suggest tall, slim busbies for hussars.
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Post by Willz the Wargamer » Sat Jun 20, 2020 4:54 pm

Excellent work, thanks for the inspiration.

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Post by ochoin » Sat Jun 20, 2020 9:38 pm

BaronVonWreckedoften wrote:
Sat Jun 20, 2020 4:51 pm
I think in the early days (ie NYW/WSS era) the busby was smaller and possibly wider. By the time of the WAS/SYW, it had got closer to Napoleonic proportions. Some of the late-1700s/early 1800s depictions of Russian troops, used as the basis for the colour plates in the original Osprey MAA on the Napoleonic Russian Army (the one-volume Albert Seaton version) suggest tall, slim busbies for hussars.
Excellent stuff! This level of scholarship is reminiscent of the old TMP (without the bigotry, violence, misogyny, racism & sheer, tinfoil hat lunacy).

Thanks.

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Post by valleyboy » Sat Jun 20, 2020 10:24 pm

that's very clever Donald, you are to be commended for your patience

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Post by Wg Cdr Luddite » Sun Jun 21, 2020 12:25 am

He could , of course, just leave.

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Post by ochoin » Sun Jun 21, 2020 12:35 am

Wg Cdr Luddite wrote:
Sun Jun 21, 2020 12:25 am
He could , of course, just leave.
He? Me?
Leave? Leave what?

You are an enigmatic man (I think that's the correct spelling....)

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