Copyright © 2020, Paul Scrivens-Smith

Copyright © 2020, Paul Scrivens-Smith

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Saturday, 31 October 2020

11th Light Dragoons

I've added a second unit to add to Vandeleurs 4th Cavalry Brigade with a small unit representing the 11th Light Dragoons.

Again all figures are from the Perry Miniatures British Light Dragoons 1808-15 set.

I assembled these fellows at the same time as the 16th Light Dragoons so they also have the same mistake with carbine placement - bugger!

At only four bases they are quite a small unit, but I've ordered another box from Arcane Scenery so I'll be able to bring these and the 16th up to strength and make a start on the 12th Light Dragoons to complete the brigade. Now I'm in the know I'll not make the same mistake with carbine placement.


 I've just finished off a few Anglo-allied oddments, skirmishers and the like that I'll post in the next article, but after that it's on to painting some Highlanders, must admit I'm not looking forwards to having a go at tartan!



20 comments:

  1. Very clean and handsome work, Paul! Your grey has very long stockings. Reminds me of a dancehall girl in the Old West.

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    1. Thanks Jonathan, I just did another with no stockings, so they'll balance out in the end :)

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  2. Another lovely looking dragoon unit!
    Best Iain

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  3. Another lovely unit Paul...

    All the best. Aly

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  4. The Dragoons look aces, I’d never notice the carbine issue. Tartan requires red wine, and works best if you go for the effect of tartan from a distance. Apply the two feet rule and the wine liberally

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    1. Cheers Peter, I've done a few so far and it looks OK, although from 2ft there is no contrast....

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  5. Very nice Paul. Highlanders! You are a brave, brave man.

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    1. Cheers Phil, six done so far, hope to have the unit completed this week.

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  6. Great looking Dragoons, Scrivs. I've used 8-figure cav units for Black Powder, as I thought they could maneuver on a smaller table better.

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    1. Thanks Dean, I do like the 8's but my French are already 12's

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  7. Cor! They are proper eye candy mate
    Cheers
    Matt

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