I say, what larks! It appears that some of the keen young chaps from the country set think it a wizard wheeze to purloin their fathers' old cavalry gear, purchase some firearms and take to the field in their hunting pinks!
And thus the Herefordshire Hunt Hussars is born - ready to flush out any bad sports, wrong doers and sundry inferior sorts and run them down!
The last dregs of my birthday money went towards a box of Perry Miniatures plastic ACW cavalry. I've changed their kepis into riding helmets with a little Greenstuff and rather haphazardly added some snippets of metallic sticky tape for coat tails.
I find the detail on these plastics to be a little soft for my rather unsophisticated painting technique, but I'm reasonably happy with how they came out and they'll add a colourful (if somewhat brief) presence on the tabletop.
Anyway, the Whipper-In has has hollered, the fox has broken covert and the hounds are giving tongue - tally-ho chaps!