" Yet there I was again , the reluctant Flashy, sabre on hip, bowels rumbling and whiskers bristling with pure terror, on the brink of the greatest cavalry carnage in the history of war !" quote Flashman at the Charge by George MacDonald Fraser.
Several posts ago Springinsfield mentioned about doing a 'Flashman' figure , I've been giving this some thought and trying to find a suitable miniature to portray Harry Flashman . The horse was easy, the rather dramatic one from the Russian Hussar's set - the rider was harder to find .
After much deliberation I settled on a Heavy Dragoon casualty figure , I removed his carbine, water bottle and knapsack . I then added a bristling moustache and whiskers from 'green stuff' (this was rather fiddly and was accompanied by bad language) and painted him up as a 17th Lancer officer . I'm not sure what role he will play in my games but it had to be done ! . I'm in the process of finishing off some more General Officer figures and am nearing the point when I can play a game .