Sunday, 9 March 2014

SYW 40mm: 6th Prussian Hussars “Fleischhacker”





Here is a squadron of Sash & Saber's new 40mm SYW Prussian hussars. I've just done the four figures and I plan to have 4 squadrons in total. At full strength Hussars were 10 squadrons strong, divided into two 'battalions' of 5 squadrons each, but were regularly hived off into smaller parts.


I painted this unit because of the unusual uniform, brown being quite a rarely used colour in the 18th century. The regiment was often referred to as” die Kapuziner” (the Capuchins) or the “Fleischhacker” (the butchers because brown was the colour of the guild of the butchers).

11 comments:

  1. What a great unit - beautiful color scheme!

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  2. Beautiful work, love the colors too!

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  3. Doug Carroccio9 March 2014 13:59

    Beautiful!

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  4. Doug Carroccio9 March 2014 13:59

    Beautiful!

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  5. These are marvelous - they must be even more impressive in person being 40mm. Dean

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  6. Yes, lovely, unusual, and not often (I think) a color used by wargamers for their hussars.
    Three for three!

    Best Regards,

    Stokes

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  7. Lovely looking hussars - theos S&S figs really look the part

    -- Allan

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  8. Such an impressive unit you did - again a wonderful output of your hands!
    Love to see them in skirmish!
    Peter

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  9. Marvellous! I have done them in 6mm, but the effect is not the same..:)

    Fabrizio

    www.torgauproject.blogspot.it

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