Saturday, 19 May 2018

Marshal Murat

Marshal Joachim Murat (1767-1815) was one of Napoleons most flamboyant and dashing cavalry commanders, but he was perhaps less impressive later in the wars, when he was promoted beyond his abilities. Which is perhaps true of many of Napoleons Marshals particularly in the later campaigns.

This morning I finished painting my Alberken/Minifig Murat. 

I have based the uniform on the one he wore in the earlier campaigns and the battle of Austerlitz.

Many of the pictures show him riding a white horse. Whether he did, or whether it was artistic licence, I decided to go for a darker horse to act as a contrast to the uniform.

Pictures also show his white uniform festooned with gold but I decided to tone it down a bit. 

Having got a Murat perhaps I should paint him a unit of Infantry to lead and in my 1815 armies my Murat will be present at Waterloo.


The Good Soldier Svjek said...

Splendid looking chap !

lewisgunner said...

He is lovely, but slightly odd in position, a bit OTT too, but then Murat should be.
Great paint job abd sensible not to go too geavy with the braid.

Graham C said...

Lovely piece. I really enjoy following this project it's really captured your enthusiasm

Wellington Man said...

Mark, he's brilliant!

Stryker said...

Yes, and Lannes will be resurrected to take over from Grouchy in my own 1815 French army! Your Murat looks superb!