I finally finished the cavalry for my Burgdorfreuthenheim legion. The last unit is the Duke of Burdorfreuthenheim’s Own Hussars.
I decided to go with an art deco teal uniform with pink facings and trousers. I made the horses a variety of colors. The cavalry are wearing cuirasses. The standard bearer is a “converted” officer figure. I put “converted” in quotes, because all I did was cut off the pistol and drill a hole in the hand for the flag shaft. The flag is hand-painted. The flag is based on Bavaria, but is purple instead of blue.
This is a slightly closer view of the cavalry, taken from the left side, rather than the right.
In this close-up view you get a better look at the pink collar, turnbacks, and trousers.
Initially, I planned to paint all the horses grey. Since I primed the figures in grey, this seemed like cheating, so I ended up painting the horses five different colors.
The legion of Burgdorfreuthenheim is now fully formed and ready for action! As the Duke would say when initiating a charge, “Narf!” (Let’s see how many readers will get that obscure reference!)