Monday, May 21, 2012

Getting Back on the Horse that Threw Me

I can finally look at the dragoons again and have sorted out the recoverable figures. One rider out of 8 damaged beyond repair and three out of 8 horses salvageable. That's not too bad, and as I have plenty of horses left over I'll get cracking on them soon, especially as the latest essay's out of the way (Huzzah!).

One benefit of the dragoon debacle is that I've solved the niggling problem of the bugler with the physically impossible helmet crest; I've replace his head with one of the custom-conversion heads as if he's lost his helmet mid-charge!

As I now have a few French dragoons without heads and more custom-conversion heads in bicornes, I've decided to combine them to create (wait for it...) Spanish cavalry! Yes, I know I cursed my Spaniards in my last AAR, but I do have a soft spot for them and their peacock plumage. I've had a hankering for some canary-yellow clad cavalry, if only to give the opposition something to laugh at!

Bare-headed bugler boy of company B!
(undercoated head - he hasn't been looking down the cannon's mouth  á lá Wile E. Coyote)

Putative Spanish cavalryman

A la carga!
I will start on some more British and Portuguese infantry soon, I swear! As well as Royal Marines, Wurttembergers, Westphalians etc. etc......... ;-)


  1. Well done that man, I'm so glad that you've found the strength to return to the devastated dragoons, they really were too good not to complete.

  2. Well done - and a goiod idea for the bugler. I always wondered how they kept their hats on during a charge!

  3. I'm so pleased you paint again some spanish! Good luck to them!

  4. Well done, that is the spirit. I am pleased so few were written off

  5. Well at least you saved some?? I would have smashed them all up in a fit of rage, then regretted my moment of madness!!

  6. I like the idea of the Spanish Cavalry and cant wait to see them painted.

  7. Stout fellow - stickability - never say die - try and try again - NIL DESPERANDUM - nothing succeeds like a parrot with no teeth - etc. Sorry - there's something exhaustingly worthy about all that stuff, but I'm pleased you're going to do them - after all, you're not going to be defeated by a bunch of little plastic men! [And you probably aren't going to keep your soldiers on the floor?]

    Well done, my man - good move!

    1. Damn' right I'm not keeping them on the floor any more!

      As for toothless parrots, the mind boggles at the thought of parrots WITH teeth!


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