Saturday, 15 February 2014

Interesting Dutch lancers



I recently acquired these two interesting Dutch lancers on ebay. I couldn't quite work them out from the photograph - obviously some conversion work had been done on them - but when they arrived, all became clear thanks to clear codes on the base - the one on the left is FN 41, the trumpeter, with an added lance, while the other is FN 43 lancer charging, but with a replacement lance.

In some circles it is almost sacrilege to suggest converting Vintage HH figures could be a good thing, but you only need to look at what Peter Gilder achieved with his to realise the potential within these figures, particularly the one piece casting cavalry ones, even just with the addition of pin swords.

2 comments:

lewisgunner said...

Good point Clive. Converting used to be part of the fun. Guys would turn up with interesting variations, sometimes only with paint such as painting on epaulettes with a thick coat or two.

I am considering whether to convert those guard grenadiers that I had from you into something with a swapped head. They could have bicornes, perhaps? Or I might just make them into Dutch

Vintage Wargaming said...

Roy, coincidentally I picked up some interesting Dutch Grenadiers in a lot with some early Lamming Chasseurs a Pied on ebay last week. They turned out to be Springwood Plastics and very nice they are too - will post a photograph sometime.

Guard Grenadiers with bicorne sound very good and campaign-ready.