Napoleonic Dragoons in the Peninsula

A recent Rebels & Patriots game set in the Peninsula made me realise that I only had some French dragoons available for Napoleonic skirmish games. Hunting through the stash revealed some British Light Dragoons in their later uniform and a few more French Dragoons.
The unit size for R&P is 6 figures for (light) cavalry and 12 for shock cavalry. My standard unit size is 8 which is why the HaT Light Dragoons figures had been left, and I found 4 HaT dragoons, which was enough to make their unit up to 12.
I had to rebase my existing Dragoons and I will need to find some suitable Spanish cavalry to use to balance up the forces.


SYW Hanoverian Luckner's Hussars

It's been a while without any output as I've been on holiday, but now I'm back and trying to catch up with the backlog.
Part of clearing the stash, my last remaining Revell SYW Hussars were used to make Luckner's Hussars in the early uniform.


An experimental mixture

I have painted up a selection of 3D printed figures from different periods as an experiment to see how they turn out and in general, it worked quite well.
The confused general for DBA, scaled up from 15mm to 20mm and it is detailed well enough to scale larger if needed
Bernardo de Galvez, the Spanish Governor of Lousianain the AWI printed in 28mm to go with my Spanish for Sharp Practice. A free figure from 3D Breed.
Che Guevara and Fidel Castro, the Wargames Illustrated Giants in Miniature scaled down to 20mm, somehow I managed to print a pair of them, so one of each will be a decoy.


On the Workbench - September 2023

I am now beginning to keep up with my plans and making progress through the stash, but now I'm taking a late holiday. So taking that into account hopefully I'll see:
  • 3D printer restarted to print all those new items I have found and also some bits for friends
  • 4 x Napoleonic French Dragoons to make an existing unit up to strength for Rebels & Patriots skirmish
  • 6 x KGL Light Dragoons for the same
  • Hanoverian Luckner Hussars (8) for the SYW
  • Try and finish more terrain before the weather changes and stops me using the garage
  • 4 x British WW2 Fairmiles plus a tanker
  • Triremes and Pentaconters
  • Then as time permits get started on rebasing my Dark Age Saxons, which will be my big task for the last quarter of the year


Jacobite Artillery

The matching set to the Strelets British Artillery provides the Jacobites and they are quite an non-uniform bunch. The guns provided were the same, but I have painted them red to represent possible weapons provided by the French


Wadis and Depressions

I've created a number of shapes that will enable me to create either wadis (dried up river beds) or depressions, both of which are common features of arid ladscapes such as North Africa.
This was my first use of foamex rather than hardboard as the base material and it was quite sucessful, so I will be getting more to be able to make area shapes
After playing one of the Rapid Fire Reloaded Crete scenarios I have realised I will need some extra straight sections so I have got started on four 300mm lengths.


Baggage Camels

A baker's dozen 3D printed baggage camels for the Crusader period. The handlers are suitable left overs from various sets.
Although particularly wanted for a Montgisard refight, they will also make good objective for Lion Rampant games
File available from Vae Victis or via MyMinifactory(link)