Sunday, 22 February 2015

King Germans Legion Heavy Dragoons Peninsular Cavalry

 Elite Miniatures British cavalry in bicorne painted as the 1st KGL Heavy Dragoons

Great opportunity to post some images of the latest addition to the Peninsular collection.   These are once again off the brush of Nathan and are from his sensational Elite Miniatures range that he distributes under license in Australia.

Famous for being part of Major General Von Bocks brigade who distinguished themselves so well at the Battle of Garcia Hernandez in 1812.  They were famous for breaking the French squares of the 6th Light, 69th and 76th line.

I have kept a gloss on the horses to experiment on the horses working hard in the Spanish sun and having a sweat on their coat.  Jury is still out on that one at present.

I love this bugler sitting upon his stirrups in the saddle sounding the charge


Wonderful shot of the Regimental Colonel casting an eye over the galloping ranks.

When Henry Hyde , the current wonderful editor of Miniature Wargames, first wanted to get the concept of a new wargames magazine out in the hobby, he looked for inspiration and support from the global wargaming community.  He got it in spades and Battlegames was born.

As foundation supporting members, Henry had a print of the KGL breaking the square at that famous battle.  I am still waiting to find a perfect frame for it to have it up in the wargames room.

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    1. Thanks Roger - they are great figures and Elite are always a favourite!

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  2. I like a bit of satin varnish on my horses, but the effect seems a bit random (I've just been looking at two relatively recent post of mine on cavalry units and bit of shine looks best, however under the flash of the camera, anything can happen).

    Good looking unit, if a tad big :-)

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    1. Thanks Mark - try not to use a flash at all however I think best results are achieved with mid-morning sun.

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  3. Thanks Carlo for putting the lads up. It is always good to see them finally based

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    1. Thanks Nathan - you did a great job on those riders mate.

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  4. Looking very good Carlo! A nice big unit.

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  5. Cheers Simon . They will look good charging down the slopes at dome French lines!

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  6. Yes indeed. The cocked hats make them look like a regiment of Generals!

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    1. Knowing my son Simon he will roll like they are being led by Wellington, Napoleon, Marlbourough, Monty and Alexander all in one!!!

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  7. I converted some 1/72nd figures to make a unit of these many years ago, the hats are great! Lovely work!

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    1. They look great in the old bicornes dont they? Elite also does a wonderful range of dragoons for the Peninsular in peakless hakos, forage hats as well. Look great and for a man of your converting skill they would all look unique.

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  8. Great looking unit with a distinguished history!

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    1. Cheers Peter - yes part of the reason for getting them painted up was the wonderful and colourful history of the whole brigade under Bock.

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