Tuesday, November 12, 2013
So these are the first 6 of 12 russian dragoons, These are perry and very cool, except it was strange painting one piece casting, rider and horse in one, but it worked out ok, I did most of the horse first, then when I painted the horse blanket, and facings, I could do it as I did they jacket and facings on the troopers. You wouldn't think figures that are mostly very dark green and grey would be colorfull, but that turqoise really helps, even the white on dark green looks cool. I have always been a light cav man, never cared that much for heavies and dragoons(except british dragoons in bicorne, becasue those are fucking awesome) anyway, I have of late stated to like them, the unsung heroes of the cavalry branch.
My plan is a Dragoon brigade of 2-3 units of 12, on one flank, another flank of hussars. then 2 cuirassiers in reserve. with 12 battalions(standard division, 8 line and 4 jegers) And a battery.
My french will be much the same, 8 battalions in the center, one flank of dragoons, one of chassaurs, with cuirassier reserve, and a battery.
Anyway on to the dragoons.
Painted them as kourland regiment, need a flag(can't find one for that regiment, so might need some generic dragoon flag) I'm very happy with these, tho they do not look as good on the pics as in real life.