Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Cavalry Refit and Reorg: British Lt Dragoons

The work refitting and reorganizing the cavalry for the 28mm Peninsular War project continues.  Today the two British light dragoon regiments muster off the painting desk having one additional trooper per regiment added and rebased from two-figure to three-figure stands.
The troopers today are from the 14th Light Dragoons (orange facings) and the 16th Light Dragoons (red facings).  These two units join their brethren hussars in the completed pile.  Remaining to refit and rebase for the British are four heavy dragoon regiments: two British and two KGL.  Once the British heavies are finished, attention will return to refitting the French light cavalry.

36 comments:

  1. Nicely done on the muted blue and red. I do prefer 3 horse bases over 2 horse bases.

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    1. Thanks, Norm. The stain tends to mute the colors slightly. That, and the photography. I prefer three to two too!

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  2. They look nice. I like bases color palette.

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  3. Great looking Dragoons, Jonathan. So, your cav units are 9 figs? They look good in any case.

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    1. Thanks, Dean! Yes, my cavalry units have moved from eight figures for each BMU (about two squadrons) to nine figures.

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  4. They look nice, very very nice!

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  5. Excellent light dragoons Jonathan! Are they Front Rank figures?

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    1. Thanks, Mike. You have a good eye. The figures are Front Rank.

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  6. Lovely painting and beaut figures. Front Rank seem to be some of the best prortioned 28s.

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    1. Thank you, James! The Front Rank figures on the whole are a bit on the chunky side to my eyes. They are some of the finest sculpts, though, and the more recent Reinforcement packs are without equal.

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  7. I like the new organization. By I am curious what is so interesting off to the left that is distracting their officer.

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    1. Both officers seem to be keeping an eye on the trumpeters. Musicians! They can't be trusted!

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  8. Lovely Dragoons, and love that style of headgear :)

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    1. Thanks, Mark! The tarleton is a smart looking cavalry headgear.

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  9. The expand and re-base project is coming along smartly!
    (Better you than me, though!)

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  10. Great work again on these refitted regiments and I have to agree that three figure bases look much nicer than two figures.

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    1. Thanks, Lawrence! Still more work to do with this cavalry refit.

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  11. I agree with ythe comments re Front Rank and the quality of your basing Jonathan - nice job!

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  12. Looks good! I like all the waving swords. 😀
    Light at the end of the tunnel!

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    1. Thanks, Stew! Yes, light at the end of the tunnel for this projlette.

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  13. Great looking cavalry units,you can't see the join!
    Best Iain

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    1. Thank you, Iain! I cannot spot the newcomers either.

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  14. Looking good Johnathan...
    I am of course a big Front Rank fan ... so I approve of your choice.

    All the best. Aly

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    1. Front Rank Napoleonics are a favorite of mine as well. Great figures!

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  15. Now that is what I call a cavalry unit. Nine figures has a better balance.

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  16. Very nice Jonathon, you can't beat a bit of orange!

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