Thursday, May 25, 2023

Thursday Napoleonics: 6mm Polish Lancers Finished

Good morning friends:

Back in April I did a WIP post of these figures as nearly finished, so here they are done and based.   As said before, they are 3D printed, from MC Miniatures, Polish Uhlans in French service.

One pleasant thing I’ve discovered about painting these strips is that a little effort goes a long way.  A few variations in horse colour, for example, gives a pleasing variety but I don’t get fussy about painting socks or blazes on the odd one as I would with 28mm horses.   Likewise, painting only the details like the shabraque on the end figures suffices.

That being said, I still got silly with two-tones of French blue for the tunics, and used a quite tiny bush for the lance pennons, but I think it was worth the effort.  

These fellows will serve either as a single unit if I’m playing LaSalle or a full brigade for bigger battles.  Next unit on the paint bench takes me back to 28mm horses as I have 12 Front Rank Prussian SYW cuirassiers to get to grips with.

Thanks for looking and blessings to your brushes!



  1. Splendid little troopers. They will be getting a lot of use for sure.

    1. Thanks friend, they will be crossing lances with Cossacks soon I hope.

  2. The extra work on those small details really does make these pop. Excellent work mate!

  3. Very nice! Always liked lancers

    1. Cheers mate. Lancers weren't popular with everyone - the British as I understand thought that lances were unsporting and, well, something a Frenchman would use.


Blog Archive