David Bickley's Wargames Blog

The occassional ramblings of an average gamer, journeyman painter, indifferent modeller, games designer, sometime writer for Wargames Illustrated and host of games in GHQ.

Friday, 27 July 2018

The 19th Dragoons

French of course, from Trent Miniatures, for my Wars of the French Revolution project. The project began for me in a totally unplanned way when I bought a few bags of figures from Duncan at Partizan, if I’m honest purely because Matt had sculpted them on the one hand when he was starting out and on the other because I’d found nothing else to pique my interest. Add to that the substantial discount Duncan offered me and I was away! I just really enjoyed painting the figures, and still do. I have them firmly placed on my ‘Figures which seem to love the paint’ list, along with others like Copplestone Castings, Pulp Figures, and Front Rank. Anyway, leaving that aside for now, here are my latest additions, painted as the 19th Dragoons ~

As I mentioned at the end of my last Blog post, I’ve two more cavalry units, or rather one and a bit, in the queue: a unit of eight British Light Dragoons and the rank and file for my Scots Greys, STILL without any long promised Command Figures! I’ve also got a few Austrians who may appear as Rohan Fusiliers in due course. I intend though to try first to finish the Italian Wars figures, of which there are three bases: a third Landsknecht pike block, a base of Landsknecht halberdiers, and a base of Landsknecht handgunners. Perhaps it wasn’t a good idea to leave these until last after all...

I forgot to mention earlier in the month that I bought some figure packs from Crann Tara for my SYW expansion. Strictly speaking they’re from their Jacobite range, but I wanted the Royale Ecossosais in the blue bonnet rather than the tricorn they probably wore in the SYW period. My toys, my game, my choice... They are very slight next to my Foundry figures, but I think they will look fine painted up en masse on the table. The next time I manage to get over to Foundry I shall buy some more figures for my SYW expansion, another British Dragoon or Dragoon Guard unit and a French Line Cavalry unit being top of my additions list. I’ve also got plans to add a further Wild Geese element to the French and perhaps some Hanoverians to the existing British side, though these would need to be from Front Rank as the thought of adding green stuff moustaches to 50 odd figures somewhat phases me!


12 comments:

  1. Lovely dragoons! Have fun with the landsknechts!
    Best Iain

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    1. Thanks Iain, though Landsknechts and fun don’t really chime together for me...

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  2. Lovely unit David. Of course, your FRW will never end. As for the SYW expansion, the one army I don’t have that I would love to own is a French one. Maybe next year.

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    1. Thanks Colin, I guess you are right! Are you going to Claymore by the way?

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  3. Nicely turned out monsewer, I shall try not to get them routed Monday, but don't bank on it :~)

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    1. You definitely won’t, they are not varnished yet!

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    1. Thanks George! Ordered more Romans yet?

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  5. Wonderful work there David! I totally understand that sentiment of figures that like to be painted like Front Rank, Coppelstone and would add Artizan, Redoubt,Footsore and Galloping Major to add some others.

    Christopher

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    1. Thanks Christopher! Wouldn’t know about Galloping Major, simply can’t warm to the odd faces.

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