Tuesday, 25 April 2017

Anzac Day 2017- Light Horseman

This figure is a trooper from the 12th Light Horse Regiment. The 12th LH served in Gallipoli in a dismounted role, and then in Egypt and Palestine with their horses. Their most remembered role was at the charge at Beersheba in October 1917.



I picked up this Light Horseman at CanCon 2013- only four years to get it done. He is very nicely sculpted (by Mike Broadbent, I believe), with a battered hat and accurate boots and webbing, not to mention the spurs, distinctive bandolier and kangaroo feathers. I painted it using the colours from my 15mm Western Front British, just a bit sharper on the highlights. The 12th LH colours are black over blue. I chose this regiment because the local army unit (12/16 Hunter River Lancers) is its descendant.

12/16 HRL soldiers at Armidale Anzac Day service 2017
Lest we forget.

14 comments:

  1. Fine looking figure your good paintwork compliments it very nicely...
    Just back from dawn service and the march champion effort posting this on ANZAC Day!

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    1. Thanks, Darling, I try to get something relevant each year.

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  2. A great remembrance of a brave and daring action

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    1. I think I'll put up something for the centenary of Beersheba later.

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    2. I've been thinking about this figure ever since you posted it and it has inspired me to do something for the Centenary coming up in October.

      I found the 75th Anniversary figure (also by Mike) which has been in its packet since that time. I've just dug him out to give him the love he deserves. Photos in due course later this year, and know that you inspired the project. Thanks mate.

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    3. Thanks, Paul, I look forwards to that!

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  3. Great post and lovely model!

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  4. This is a lovely way to mark ANZAC Day, Barks. And you've given that miniature a great expression - solemn and unafraid.

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    1. It's a great one-off sculpt, Matt. I felt it and the occasion deserved a bit of extra effort.

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