Wednesday, March 6, 2013

From BenG: 20mm Napoleonic Italian Horse Artillery (18 points)

From Ben:
A long time between drinks!
Work and family has occupied most of my time lately, and now I have study to add to the list!
Here's the latest (and possibly last?) entry for the challenge; Napoleonic Italian horse artillery for the Borodino IV Corps project I'm working on for our 2014 big January game.
The figures are a head-swap conversion using the bodies of Italeri  horse gunners and the heads from Zvezda light infantry. 
The Italeri gunners are a little too grand with their colpacks, so I traded them for shakos with plumes and cords. Still a bit fancy, but more to my preference!

Great to hear from you again, Ben! Lovely stuff this. It's quite interesting, this year's Challenge has seen quite a few Italian-themed Napoleonics, which has been a great diversion from the regular fare. Also, very nice work with the head swaps. In regards to their fanciness, you do have to remember they are Italians - they have appearances to keep up!

This battery and its accoutrements will give Ben 18 points. Well done!


  1. great work love the added smoke
    Peace James

  2. The smoke is excellent addition and these guys look so very good on top of that


  3. Nice work Ben, love the smoke trick!

  4. Very nice work Ben. The smoke is definitely a great addition.

  5. Woo hoo, 20mm (1/72). Love it. The smoke from igniting the fuse is a nice touch.


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