Sunday, April 5, 2015

28mm Old Glory French Dragoons

1st Edition OG French Napoleonic Dragoons for 1815 or 1805-07?

Completed two Regiments, 20th and 4th

Old Glory website links of unpainted miniatures:
French Dragoons in Reserve & Elite Dragoons in Reserve with bearskins

Attaching the Dragoon Muskets to the troopers was a pain in the back side, in some cases just wouldn't fit at all! :o) These painted Dragoons are part of a completed commission. I'm not to sure about the horse furniture, I was under the impression, white sheep skins were used for Dragoons instead of "French Cuirassier" style furniture?













12 comments:

  1. Artistry!

    Old Glory's exaggerated animation and your painting style really bring these caricatures to life. Love the dapple and would enjoy seeing a close up of that one. It sure looks intricately rendered.

    Before you ship off this commission, will we be treated to a group photo?

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    1. umm...sorry Jon figures/package already shipped.. ;o(

      thanks for your kind words though... cheers,

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  2. It matters not about the horse furniture, I don't know but they look the part to me!

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    1. thanks Matt, I tend to agree with you...

      cheers,

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  3. I'm green with envy :) Nicely done, Phil. Never can have too many dragoons (or chasseurs for that matter).

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    1. thanks Dean, well should I bite my wallet and buy plastic or metal Perry Napoleonic figures?

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  4. Beautiful work your painting brings them to life

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    1. thank you so much Steve appreciate your kind words...

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  5. They came out very nicely. The green, square, "cuirassier style" saddle blankets (shabraques) are correct. The trim on the Portmanteaus should be white instead of the facing color,. but that's a minor matter. The edging to the white sheepskins, if visible, would be in the facing color. If you have an Napoleonic uniform questions, it is likely that I know or can find the answer - or at least a plausible one for the more obscure questions!

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    1. Thanks Pete, well i was following customer instructions to paint up these 28mm OG Dragoons...I do have Napoleonic reference books, but usually I drop in at your awesome blog you have lots of information which is a little easy for me to find info on Napoleonic issues... I will contact you if I need help though :o)

      cheers,

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