Tuesday, January 31, 2017

More British Cavalry Officers

I added another group of British later Napoleonic cavalry officers, made from the castings left over from the Old Glory sets of 10. I used the uniforms of Regiments that I didn't paint up.

Officers of  a Dragoon Guard (6th D.G, "Carabiniers") and a Light Dragoon (17th L.D) regiment, white facings for both

I used the strongest black ink  "magic wash" on these figures. 


A Dragoon (6th Inniskilling)  with Yellow Facings, and an officer of the Scots Greys. 





Individual officers of the Greys and a black faced Dragoon Guard (7th - Princess Royal's) regiment. The white horsehair crest has no historical evidence that I know of, but is rather a whim, of the officer (and painter). 




A yellow faced Light Dragoon officer and a green faced Dragon (4th) officer (the later again affecting the non regulation white horsehair!). 




The full group of 8 assorted officers. "There seems to be a surplus of young cavalry bucks hanging out at Army Headquarters, Sir!"

24 comments:

  1. Very nicely done, always need a 'surplus of young cavalry"...

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  2. Lovely collection of cavalry officers, white seems all the rage, that's regency dandies for you!
    Best Iain

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    1. They are merely anticipating the modern day ceremonial dress of the Household Cavalry...

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  3. Very nice! Some quite dashing poses, to boot. Are these 15s or 25s?

    Cheers,
    Aaron

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    1. Thanks, Aaaron; they are 25/28mm Old Glory figures.

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  4. Good job painting these Old Glory horsemen, Peter! Sculpting on the 17LD officer looks a little dodgy to me but it might be an illusion due to camera angle. What are you using for groundworks and tufts?

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    1. Thank you, Jon. The 17th LD pose is a bit hyperdynamic, perhpas putting one in mind of Elite miniatures sculpting!

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    2. That's it! It does remind me of an Elite figure. Good call!

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    3. Who knows, they might share a common sculptor!

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  5. Excellent stuff. You know they must be officers, as no enlisted soldier would dare linger around HQ unless on detail. They know they need remain unseen to avoid taskings.

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    1. Thanks, and the (ex) military viewpoint hasn't changed much over the centuries!

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  6. Nice work Peter. You never can have too many officers, and it's nice to see the spare figures put to work.

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    1. Thanks Lawrence; I may in fact, have too many, but eh!

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  7. Great looking officers Peter. Soon to see your British on the tabletop vs. the French in "sunny Spain" or the damp north?

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    1. Hi Michael, My plan is to ad a few more units (KGL, Highlanders), and start the Spanish in 2018. A Snappy Nappy Campaign set in the peninsula, and some Peninsular battles with FoB2 would be the ultimate goals.

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  8. Nice figures Peter! The basing looks great too. I have a real weakness for the British Cavalry uniforms - I think I can see myself adding Light Dragoons to my collection now.
    Best wishes,
    Jason

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    1. Thanks, Jason. Yes, you definitely need at least one unit of British Light Dragoons for your Revolutionary War forces; I think that early uniform was quite handsome!

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  9. Excellent job once again Peter. I do love the scope the Napoleonic wars do give we Wargames to paint up the most splendid of uniforms on our officers etc. They always look so glamarous and full of Elan!

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    1. Thanks, Carlo! I am with you re: the scoope of the Napoleonic Wars. I have heard it referred to as "The Black Hole of Wargaming", but I would call it more the endless vista of wargaming - I have been painting Napoleonic troops for over 454 years, and still have more that i want to do!

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