Sunday, 2 March 2008

French Berchény Hussar 1756

First raised in 1720, the second hussar regiment to be recruited for the French army and ranked as the 59th cavalry regiment, the Berchény Hussars was a famous unit but did not apparently perform very well at Emsdorff in July 1760.

Uniform: Red mirliton with sky blue wing, white lace, white plume and decorations. Black stock. Sky blue dolman and pelisse, white lace, white metal buttons, red collar and cuffs (cuffs with white lace). Pelisse edged with black fur and lined red. Red and white barrel sash. Sky blue breeches. Black boots with white lace top. Red sabretache with white lace trim and decorations. Brown leather sabretache and sabre belts. Red shabraque with white trim and decorations.

The template can be found here: http://www.woodward.toucansurf.com/SYW/FrenchBerchenyHussar1756DM1.png

5 comments:

abdul666 said...

Impressive indeed -and with so many fine details, a mini would be a challenge to paint.
With *white* buttons and lace, I could play havoc with the 'color permutation' utility of GraphicConverter: some of the results may be... amusing.

Thanks for all you're doing for us!
Jean-Louis

David said...

Thanks, Jean-Louis! Have you tried the GraphicConverter yet?

All the best,

David.

abdul666 said...

Done! Just (ab)used your innocent image (scroll down: inserted at the end of the post).
Results are mainly... intringuing. Then, one can 'pick' interesting shades / hues to customize his palette...
Fortunately, most users of your templates are far more 'serious' (respectful?) than me...
Compliments,
Jean-Louis

David said...

Thanks, Jean-Louis. I posted this comment at TMP just now:

Whew – seriously psychedelic – but not unappealing! ;-) There are some rather good green uniforms there in particular.

What is this GraphicConverter program exactly? Is it part of another program or a stand alone item? Freeware or payware? I might well be interested in dabbling with it! :-)

All the best,

David.

abdul666 said...

David,
I know you already read my answer on the TMP, thus the very less that I can do is to post here a link to the seriously psychedelic result of my "subjecting your innocent template to 'a fate worse than death'", according to the Victorian formulation.

Cheers,
Jean-Louis