Thursday, 27 December 2018

Cavalry for Waterloo


Once on roll, I continue to gather figures until…. well I was going to say “until it gets ridiculous”,…. but I often even go beyond that.

With plastics and all the conversion possibilities which I enjoy creating,  I have now have a sizeable force of Napoleonic cavalry to do battle with each other and to fill in when necessary for our bring-what-you-can games.

Newly created British 16th Light Dragoons.  Selected as they were the among the first of the Allies to come to the rescue of the British Union Brigade after their famous and foolish charge early in the Waterloo battle. 
All my units on 'parade' (except for the tardy Belgian Light Dragoons to be painted)
French Chasseurs (Perry plastics)
French cuirassiers
Dutch Light Dragoons made from various plastic bits (early British bodies, Russian shakos, French plumes and medieval horses....)
a single unit of French Hussars.  
Another view of the whole lot with the Allies to the left and French on the right.  All plastics.  I might blow out a back disc if I were to carry it all if metals!


11 comments:

  1. Excellent looking squadrons Doug! :)

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    1. Thank you. Napoleonics with all the pretty uniforms have always been a favourite of mine.

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  2. yep carrying that tower of drawers full of metal has a challenge to it ... and still satisfying to have them all in metal and from my own molds.

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    1. I certainly strained a few muscles carrying them :-)

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  3. Superbly painted cavalry, Doug. I strongly support plastic figures!

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    1. Especially for horses and their slender legs, plastics offer a better rendering certainly.
      As always, thank you for your support.
      cheers

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  4. These look great Doug. Unfortunately I think James and Bob are playing today and I have to work! Working on my own British Light Dragoons

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    1. I hope you are inspired to continue with the LD
      cheers

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  5. Great looking cavalry Doug - funnily enough, I have just painted the officer and musician for the 14th LD (so I can use them in the War of 1812) from the Perry pack my son bought me for Christmas - but they are not as beautifully rendered as your examples ...GGRRRR! Hope you have a great New Year and I look forward to visiting your blog again in 2019.

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