Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Foot dragoons WIP

Here's the latest on the workbench. They're a distraction from study and from Jim's Soviets (sorry Jim!): Foot dragoons for the sea landing scenario.

The French fortifications will house not only the infantry garrison and artillery, but also a detachment of dragoons. Whether they'll be used offensively on horseback, or defensively on foot behind the fortifications will be up to the player. Painting these chaps will make that option a reality.

More to come




12 comments:

  1. They look fantastic. I really regret not grabbing a box of these when they were available.

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  2. very nicely painted are them from Strelets?

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  3. They look beautiful, top quality work.

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  4. Thanks, all!

    @Ray and Franznap - Yes, they're Strelets. They're the fruits of my swap with VS from Benno's Forum

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  5. excellent work as always,cant wait to see the finished unit,but no pressure
    cheers jim

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  6. I am awaiting to see the history behind the scenario!
    Regards
    Rafa

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  7. Hi Rafa,

    It isn't based on any historical encounter but loosely based on Sir Home Popham's exploits in 1812 along the north coast of Spain. I found a letter of Wellington's to Popham outlining his wishes for naval assistance to the Spanish. See the letter at

    http://books.google.com.au/books?id=EF4_AAAAYAAJ&lpg=PA491&ots=agq3YE_PDB&dq=sir%20home%20popham%20espoz%20y%20mina&pg=PA490#v=twopage&q&f=true

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  8. What is it with these jolly Strelets figures?
    They always look a bit odd on the sprue but then as soon as you apply a decent paint job such as your outstanding recent work they are transformed into nicely animated and useful figures.

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