Saturday, 16 December 2017

14th (Duchess of York's Own) Light Dragoons

This week (well since Tuesday) I've managed to find time to knock out the first cavalry unit for the Peninsular War project. 

I chose to do the 14th Light Dragoons for the British for two reasons. Firstly, it fought throughout the War, from the 2nd Battle of Porto in May 1809 to the Battle of Toulouse in April 1814. Secondly, it has orange distinctions (cuffs and collar), and I particularly like orange and blue together.



The figures are a Front Rank 'battalion pack'. They are painted in enamels. The flag is that for the second squadron, chosen over that for the first squadron because it has an orange field; it is by GMB. 

Basing is two figures per stand. Bases have a 45 mm frontage and are 60 mm deep - for me this has become the ideal size for two cavalry figures on a single base as it prevents 'figure clash' in all directions.




All in all I think they came out O.K.

8 comments:

Colin Ashton said...

Splendid! Not a massive fan of Front Rank but these look great.

Phil said...

Superb!

Gonsalvo said...

These were one of the first British cavalry units I did, although with Old Glory and in the later uniform with shakos. I too chose the (always excellent) GMB 2nd squadron flag with the field in the facing color. Although few British Cavalry regiments carried their flags in the field by this time, all of mine do on the tabletop!

Heinz-Ulrich von Boffke said...

Any unit with orange facings has my vote! They look great.

Best Regards,

Stokes

David said...

Splendid brushwork there James. Glad your Peninsular War Project is back on the rails.

Alastair Morrison said...

A lovely looking unit James...
You may have had some doubts at the beginning of this project... but compared to me you are fairly flying along.

All the best. Aly

Chasseur said...

Beautiful looking job!

JAMES ROACH said...

Thanks to all, for your kind words.

James