Saturday, 25 October 2008

Passing Out

Its a 'big grin' day here with the Dragoons finally being completed. Even the arrival of a copy of 'The Wargame Companion' was insufficient to halt the final stages. Referring to the book, I must say that the revelations about a certain Brigadier's nocturnal activities on page 63 was something of a shock. I shall not reveal the details, but how the press never got to hear of it is beyond comprehension (buy the book if you want to know more).


My Dragoon regiment follows the organisation given in Charge! with the exception that I have given the standard to a separate figure rather than having one of the squadron commanders bear it. This gives me the excuse to avoid painting a musician with all his inevitable intricate finery.



DR8 - Suren Riders On Stadden Horses


This is the first cavalry regiment that I have gotten up to full strength (at least in Charge! terms). It does seem to me to represent a lot of effort, but I am happy that it has been worth it. We come down to the simple fact that having been soaked with the values laid down in Charge! when I was a teenager, even now at the supposedly mature age of 50 I cannot really settle for anything less.



A Wargamers View of DR8


In my particular scheme of things, the figures mounted on circular bases are purely eye candy. Only the figures on rectangular bases fight and define the position of the regiment. The eye candy can be moved around to provide scenic effect - just as can be seen in the refights in Charge!

11 comments:

Stokes Schwartz said...

Hello Andy,

Well, what a sight to behold. Your regiment of dragoons is spectacular! Definitely well worth the effort. And your work serves as a much-needed kick in the seat of my pants to finish my own current in=progress cavalry regiment. Anyway, glad you are pleased with your dragoons. They are really something.

Best Regards,

Stokes

Steve-the-Wargamer said...

Magnificent! Well done - well worth the effort indeed...

Bluebear Jeff said...

These fine lads do indeed look marvelous . . . but they need to be tested upon the "Field of Mars" . . . so when will they get to deploy upon the tabletop?


-- Jeff

Andy Mitchell said...

If all goes well I'll be fighting a battle sometime during the Christmas break.

Fitz-Badger said...

Wow! Very impressive!

Looks like I need to get in my order for the Wargame Companion...

Snickering Corpses said...

Gorgeous work, Andy. I especially like the wargamer's view shot. That's a unique thought.

Der Alte Fritz said...

I really like this unit. It reminds me to place my own order for Suren dragoons and Stadden horses. I could have used them in our game this weekend, as I was about 20 dragoons short.

tradgardmastare said...

Well done- a magnificant unit which will do you credit upon the field of Mars!
best wishes
Alan

tidders said...

Woomph ! sper looking regiment of dragoons.

-- Allan

littlejohn said...

Beautiful dragoons and I'm a big fan of the eye candy officers!

--Dave

A J Matthews said...

Wow! They do look the business. They'll put the fear of God into their opponents!