Thursday, July 15, 2010

Gendarme Brigade Finished

Eureka designed a range of attractive War of Austrian Succession Dutch cavalry two years ago. Mine though have been uniformed as Seven Years' War French Gendarmes. Click images to fill your screens with....

Left: Gendarmes Anglais; Miniature Figurines recovered and increased from an older disused collection.
Center: Eureka Gendarmes de la Reine.   Right: Eureka Gendarmes Dauphin.

Foreground: Gendarmes Dauphin. Miniatures are individually based and magnetized to underlying trays. No casualty records are kept this way. Remove and set aside.

Monsieur l'Brigadier, Prussian cavalry appears in the distance. There Monsieur!

Bring the brigade into line then, en muiralle, if you please, mon ami.
Closing Remarks:
1. The Eurekas are elegant, anatomically correct and -- take a look at the lovely horses.
2. Three squadrons of fifteen each plus three more to command the brigade. Total: 48.
3. Mini Figs were placed on thicker stands to bring their smaller size closer to the larger Eurekas.
4. The two large standards are from GMB.
5. Comments welcome -- below.


  1. Sumptuously nice; great cavalry - the mix of Minfigs and Eureka works well

    -- Allan

  2. I have a deep and abiding like of the Minifgs figures - they just looks so workmanlike.. simple but efficient - I wish I had whole armies of them but I'm afflicted with the butterfly tendancy..!

  3. Bill,

    Of course it is only fitting that the "Anglais" squadron be made of MiniFigs!

    Very nicely done figures. I'm sure that they will do well against Der Alte's Prussians in a future battle.


  4. And der Alte has always seemed to enjoy an edge with his cavalry ... hopefully this will balance things out ...

  5. Thank you for your remarks Sirs!,
    Clever re the Anglais Jim!

  6. Very nice blog great pics awesome figures


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