Friday, March 8, 2013

The Great War in Greyscale: German Uhlan Command (20 points)

Here are two German Uhlan cavalrymen, an officer and his trumpeter, dressed in their dashing early war uniforms, wearing the distinctive flat-topped czapka helmet.

These 28mm castings are from Great War Miniatures. Very nice models to work with and quite elegant poses on the whole.

I made up a signpost for the officer's base, one sign pointing to Ieper (the local spelling of Ypres (thanks Nico!), or as the British called it: 'Wipers') and the other indicating the ultimate prize of the German advance: Paris.

These two cavalrymen will nudge me along with 20 points.


  1. These are so cool, like the addition of the signpost


  2. Nice painting work! The correct spelling of Ypres would be Ieper, though. With an 'I' and not a 'L'. Trust me, I've lived there and I speak the language.
    Nico Zeeland

    1. Doh! How embarrassing but thank you for pointing out my gaff! I've made the 'edit' with both the paintbrush and blogger... Thanks for taking the time to comment and help me out!

  3. Very nice addition to your scale scale army.


  4. Your greyscale work is very impressive, as always.

    Do you know if anybody makes dismounted Uhlans?

  5. Thanks very much Rob, much appreciated.

    In answer to your query, no, I've not come across any manufacturer who does a dismounted Uhlan. I may have to resort to head swaps to bodge up a few (ugh).

  6. great work Curt you must have the patience of a saint to paint all that grey.

  7. This stuff continues to amaze dude. Outstanding work.

  8. Thank you very much James, Greg and Ray.


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