I’ve almost come to the end of that pack of Baccus 6mm Chasseurs a Cheval. I am quite pleased at the number of figures Baccus delivers in a pack, it’s quite generous. I chose yellow facings to suggest either the 4th or 6th regiments, though truth be told, when these bases are on the gaming table en masse, I think it’s enough to recognize these as French light cavalry. The beauty of 6mm though is that I can scale it down so that a stand represents an individual regiment, or up so that it represents a brigade.
And another unit, in pink facings to represent either the 7th or 9th regiments, because … pink facings. Sorry, these iPhone photos are rather naff. The clever ones among you have probably noticed by now that my grasp of French cavalry shako pom pom colours is rather shaky.
With my previous two completed stands, enough for a brigade (or division!) of light horse.
The static grass for these chaps is a bit of a departure for me. I ordered a bag from Baccus along with this clever applicator called the UffPuff. What is it with Brits and silly names? And American firm would call it the Static Grass Aerolizer, I am sure. You need some sort of container as it is a messy process.
Wheres a Swedish firm would probably just call it Uff. Useful gizmo, whatever it is. The top nozzle comes off, quite delicately, and then you spend forever squinting static grass through the tiny hole, and reapply the nozzle. Finicky, but it gets the job done.
These figures bring my 2016 totals to:
28mm: Foot Figures: 29; Mounted Figures: 1
6mm: Mounted figures: 36; Buildings: 2
Blessings to your brushes!