Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Light Brigade Show And Tell

In an idle moment last June I mentioned my very dormant interest in the Napoleonic "Peninsular" to Der Alte Fritz; Jim P. In a few more moments both of us rocketed into plans to build a small 1:10 force. We might even be on the same side for this one.

Don Featherstone's writings about this era were initially responsible - never forgotten - but laying dormant for decades. My initial contribution to raise a British Light Cavalry Brigade now completed -- follows.
Two squadrons of 15th. Hussars ride on the left whilst two squadrons of 16th Light Dragoons move forward on the right. Centered is one troop of 7th Hussars riding with Brigade Commander Lord Paget. 

 7th. Hussars: 28mm Front Rank Miniatures with GMB standard.

15th. Hussars: 28mm Elite Miniatures with a GMB flag.
Elites are a little taller and longer than Front Rank chaps.

16th. Light Dragoons: 28mm Elite Miniatures with a GMB flag.

Lord Henry Paget confers with the regimental commander of the 16th Light Dragoons. Paget [Front Rank Miniatures] was commander of the 7th. Hussars.
He later became the Lord Uxbridge who lost a leg at Waterloo. He survived.

1. My next contribution is the 9th Foot. It was chosen solely because it was probably involved in more actions than any other infantry line unit. The plan is to finish the unit before May 1st.

2. Jim is busily and happily involved with his Fife & Drum line of Revolutionary War miniatures and painting same for a debut at the annual Seven Years' War Assn. Weekend in late March. He hopes to get back to Spain soon.

3. Back to the Seven Years' War later this month or next!


  1. Bill,

    Very nice looking figures!


  2. Yes! Great looking stuff there. I like especially the guidons with cords and tassels. These really add a sense of panache and swagger to the units in question, the hussars in particular. And the very tall fur busbies on those troops are spot on.

    Best Regards,



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