Friday, 23 December 2011

19eme Regiment de Dragons

This, the 19eme, is the first of my Dragoon regiments to reach establishment strength (24).  They were all bought off eBay, painted by Wraith on Wheels to a good tabletop standard, and all I did was a little retouching and re basing to my standard.  I'll add a GMB flag later.  Have a click!

(Note to self- base colour is Graveyard Earth, Highlight GE mixed with Buff Titanium, and sealed with a very thin wash of matt varnish with a tiny hint of Peat ink in it.)

This gives me a total of 54 against the 100 dragoons I need for my 1:20 strength division. I have 12 more ready to base, and 9 currently under the brush, so it's all coming on nicely...  The next two regiments should be at full strength by early January, I reckon, leaving me the fourth, the horse artillery and Divisional commander, which from the Perry's after Xmas.

Can I take this opportunity to wish everyone a merry Xmas, and a very happy, wargamey, New Year!

Cheers, Simon

Saturday, 10 December 2011


I've been a busy boy with my ancients, and my Napoleonic activity has been limited to eBay purchases (all too many eBay purchases, according to a recent critical review, with my wife, of our Bank Account ).  Toting up on my fingers, I find that I will shortly have 44  more painted mounted dragoons to base...  Moreover I've discovered that I only need 4 regiments of 24 Dragoons (and a horse artillery battery), rather than the 8 I'd previously believed,  to form an 1815 cavalry division, so this will become my short term goal.

It looks like I'll be the first wargamer ever to field a cavalry division, before his first infantry brigade!