The Last Charge of the ‘Yolkshire’ Hussars

An Easter Sunday tradition at Suburban Militarism demands that a hard-boiled egg is painted by each member of the household and then rolled down a steep hill. I previously posted on this family tradition in 2017 in a post painfully entitled “Shell Shock”.

My Easter Eggs

Here below are this year’s family submissions. You can probably guess which is mine and I believe that I was convincingly outpainted!

My own egg design was based on an actual 54mm yolkmanry – sorry, I mean yeomanry – figure that I’m currently painting. It represents the undress uniform of an officer of the Yorkshire Hussars in 1852. Overall, a predictable choice of topic for me, I know, but how could we have eggs without ‘soldiers’?

The inspiration for my design.

I can state that on the day my, err, Yolkshire Hussar performed admirably, taking part in three wild downhill charges before finally breaking apart…

Casualties of shot and shell…

‘Une oeuf’ of that – I should stick to the model soldiers. Best wishes to all for the Easter holidays,

Marvin

Shell Shock

As an Easter tradition, my family decorated hard-boiled eggs which we rolled down a nearby grassy hill. My wife and daughter carefully created their colourful egg decorations. No prizes for guessing my design, however…

Presenting the Duke of Omelette’s Own Yolkmanry! Dressed in eggstreamly fine yolk-coloured dolmans, they are commonly seen to parade with other ‘soldiers’.

Oh dear. That’s quite ‘un oeuf’ of all that…

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About to take part in the Charge of the Light Lunch Brigade; the Duke of Omelette’s Own Yolkmanry

“Believe me, nothing egg-cept a battle lost can be half so melancholy as a battle won.” – The Duke of Wellington.

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The aftermath…