Saturday 23 July 2016

Homage To Flashman.

" 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 .


  1. Excellent little figure!
    "Flashman at the Charge" has to be my favourite Flashman story!

  2. Outstanding! But isn't he supposed to have a wench strapped to the saddle?

  3. Excellent! My own Flash Harry is much more subdued, an old Britain's Lancer officer turned in the saddle. No doubt ogling some passing strumpet or pretending to have not heard the call for a galloper.

    Will there be a Fanny?

    1. Did wonder about her , the only suitable figure might be 'Maid Marion' from the Airfix 'Robin Hood' set , Tony

  4. Brilliant.... he clearly is suffering from the effects of all that abominable Russian champagne. Great conversion.