During my Napoleonic/Sharp Practice period I have accumulated a couple of officers and other folks I will show of here. A great thing about Sharp Practice is that you have many good reasons for buying all the nice officers and other miniatures you want - you can actually field them at the actual tabletop. Even civilians, though we don´t use them in our games - not yet anyway. Good game design!
The whole gang from left to right: Orthodox priest, mounted carabinieri field officer, line officer, combat medic, mounted line officer and another line officer!
I did some small conversion on this Perry mounted field officer. First I put a plastic head on it, screaming as you should do on a raised horse. Then I changed the sword to a nicer one (the original is not that hot). The head and sword are much better in their plastic variants, both from the plastic Perry Russian infantry set.
I am very pleased with the painting on this particular one. I put extra effort on the horse (the lighter parts around the belly and... bow?) and, yes everything, the silver on the uniform/shabraque and trousers are also to my liking.
I re-used the head from the other mounted officer on this one. I wanted my carabinieri officer to look like he's keeping up a higher pace to match my carabinieris, which are perry's metal ones and have some speed to their poses. I also fixed some damage to the miniature and the tassels with green stuff.
This is the classic officer from the Perry plastic infantry. I cut off the scalp, carved some place for a bicorne (Perry's French plastic box bicorne I think) and greenstuffed hair and plume. The plume is maybe the only combination of white/black/orange that was not really used... I was also unsure about the Jäger variant of the officer "frock coat". Maybe this is close or at least close enough!
This doctor, or more like "medical officer", actually seems to expect more action with his sword than the bag of medical supplies! He started out as a Prussian medical officer from Black Hussar miniatures. The uniform is close to the Russian one. I greenstuffed the epaulettes. For the buttons on the cuffs I had to cut off the original ones with a knife and replace them with plastic ones from the perry infantry set. I carved them off with a VERY SHARP THIN hobby knife and then glued them in place.
I drilled a hole in the arm and stuck in a pistol. It´s a Victrix plastic British one - very good for conversions! The head is also swapped. It´s a Perry metal head from their "marching casually infantry command 1809 kiwers" set.
The priest! Actually the photo does not really do it justice. It´s a Foundry model and it was a pleasure to paint.
"Glory is fleeting,