Thursday, 20 March 2008

Dragoons Done

My squadron of dragoons - the last contingent of cavalry I need for my first battle are, at last, complete. There was one rather crass mistake I made on these. I forgot to repair their manes with milliput where I had carved off the original reins. I didn't discover this omission until very late on in painting them, and any repair will have to wait until after the battle.

I'm planning on using two squadrons of cuirassiers against only one squadron of dragoons. This is a rather bigger difference in numbers (16 vs 6, rather than 16 vs 12) than was used in the original OOB for Blasthof. I will only partially compensate with this by a change in the infantry units used - I think the original OOB favoured Soubise. As my opponent will have choice of sides, hopefully if this produces an unbalanced contest, it will be me that suffers as a consequence.


Fitz-Badger said...

Very nice! Excellent work on the horses!

Snickering Corpses said...

Very nicely done. I did have one question. You mention 16 vs 6, but I see 9 dragoons. Does that mean 3 of them won't be used in the Blastof fight?

Andy Mitchell said...

Sorry that should have read 16 vs 8. There will also be additional officers, who will be present for cosmetic purposes only.

Bluebear Jeff said...


They are a fine-looking unit . . . I hope that they do well on the table top.

-- Jeff

tidders said...

Very nice dragoons; looking forward to seeing how your re-fight of Blasthof goes

-- Allan