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Brian

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Re: Charge of the Light Brigade
« Reply #39 on: November 17, 2016, 08:08:57 AM »

"Brian, I emailed you and it got sent back. Any problems with your email address?"


Yep!!   was cut off but all up and running now (-;

Mike G

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Re: Charge of the Light Brigade
« Reply #38 on: November 11, 2016, 07:29:02 AM »
Can't wait to see them! Hope they're not the last of the series.  The figures are great
New York

Charles

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Re: Charge of the Light Brigade
« Reply #37 on: November 11, 2016, 03:53:03 AM »
I have seen the castings of the next (and probably last) figures, some Hussars and Russian gunners and a couple more Lancers. When I get the moulds I will ask Brian do make some more castings.
Pictures soon.



Brian, I emailed you and it got sent back. Any problems with your email address?

Charles

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Re: Charge of the Light Brigade
« Reply #36 on: September 26, 2016, 05:42:34 AM »
More useless information on the bugle...You are probably correct Peter. Billy Brittain managed to hang on to his bugle despite his wounds, it was badly damaged by a Russian Cossack who speared it, possibly in an attempted to pick it up. Brittain was visited in Scutari by Cardigan, who allowed him to keep the bugle (it was Regimental property) and it passed to his family when he died. It's now in the Regimental Museum of the Queen's Royal Lancers, Thoresby, Notts.
A picture of it is in this old article http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/lincolnshire/8199338.stm

plyoung

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Re: Charge of the Light Brigade
« Reply #35 on: September 25, 2016, 08:20:29 AM »
Back in the early 60s I recall seeing a bugle on display at the Royal United Services Museum.  As far as I remember it was described as the bugle that sounded the charge of the Light Brigade - it was as flat as a pancake!
Peter 

Charles

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Re: Charge of the Light Brigade
« Reply #34 on: September 25, 2016, 05:30:26 AM »
Every trumpeter carried two instruments, the bugle and the trumpet. The instruments were used to play a variety of calls, and some were more complicated than others. So the trumpet would be used to play the more complex calls, the bugle was a smaller and simpler instrument and could be played on horseback. So when mounted for action, the trumpet would have it's cord wrapped around it and would be tied on the back of the trumpeter. Only the bugle would be used in action to play calls such as 'advance', 'charge' etc.
By the way, the 'charge' at Balaclava is generally believed to have been played by Trumpeter Billy Brittain, of the 17th Lancers, who was Cardigan's trumpeter on the day of the charge. He was severely wounded and died a few months later in Scutari Hospital.
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Joerg

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Re: Charge of the Light Brigade
« Reply #33 on: September 24, 2016, 12:05:27 PM »
Hello Bob,

tjank you very much for clarification!
Indeed, one instrument looks bigger than the other.

J.
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G.K.Chesterton

BobLeighton

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Re: Charge of the Light Brigade
« Reply #32 on: September 24, 2016, 05:56:24 AM »
Hello Joerg,
 One is a bugle the other is a trumpet British Light cavalry always carried two  instruments, one I think for use dismounted the other for use mounted
Why I don't Know you will have to look at regimental or band histories to find out
Kindest regards
 Bob.

Joerg

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Re: Charge of the Light Brigade
« Reply #31 on: September 24, 2016, 04:04:02 AM »
After having started the painting, I am a bit confused, that both buglers have two horns (?),
one blowing on and one on the back (in different sizes?)

Can someone please contribute to clarification?
Thanks.
Liquorice, sire, is not the least important of our benefits out of the dark heart of Arabia.

G.K.Chesterton

Brian

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Re: Charge of the Light Brigade
« Reply #30 on: September 15, 2016, 03:32:09 AM »
Will have a limited number of sets at Euro and the painted set will be on the BFFS table for you to see.

 

Brian

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Re: Charge of the Light Brigade
« Reply #29 on: September 03, 2016, 04:20:38 AM »
Glad they got there safe guy's
Many thanks

bussy

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Re: Charge of the Light Brigade
« Reply #28 on: September 03, 2016, 01:43:58 AM »
I received the set yesterday. Very nice set and nice engraving.


Thank you for the great job.
Philippe

Mike G

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Re: Charge of the Light Brigade
« Reply #27 on: September 02, 2016, 10:01:16 PM »
The light brigade has landed in the Americas and looks fantastic! Thank you Charles and Brian. Can't wait to paint them!
New York

Charles

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Re: Charge of the Light Brigade
« Reply #26 on: August 31, 2016, 03:15:24 PM »
Thanks for the comments Ed. I'm glad you like them.
I will be choosing the next lot of figures in the next few days and getting the designs off to Karl.
I'll post the drawings once I have selected the ones I want. Hussars and Lt Dragoons in all probability.


This is certainly not a profit making business, what we have sold so far will not even cover the cost of a single new figure. But there will be more, there is still something left in the bottom of the barrel.
I'm sure Brian still has some castings left if you want them.


Brian, well done on the painted group, they look pretty good mate.

Ed Humphreys

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Re: Charge of the Light Brigade
« Reply #25 on: August 31, 2016, 12:47:19 PM »
My figures arrived this morning - an excellent set of figures, full of life and the beginning of an action-packed diorama. Congratulations and thanks to all concerned. Looking forward to the next instalment.
Ed H

 

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