Hurrah! Hurrah!... My second unit of British Horse...
They were first raised by Charles Talbot the 1st Duke of Shrewsbury as the Duke of Shrewsbury's Regiment of Horse in 1685...They became Cadogan's in 1703.
The 2nd Regiment of Horse in 1751,
The 5th Regiment of Dragoon Guards in 1788,
The 5th (the Princess Charlotte of Wales's) Regiment of Guards Dragoon in 1804 ,
The 5th ( Princess Charlotte of Wales's) Dragoon Guards in 1823,
And finally merging with The Inniskillings (6th Dragoons) to form the 5th/6th Dragoons in 1922.
They fought at Blenheim, Ramillies and Malplaquet.
Another nice colour combination of Red and Green...
Coats... Citadel... Evil Sunz Scarlet.
Facings... Foundry... Forest Green 26B.
Belts... Foundry... Buff Leather 7B.
White bits... Citadel... Pallid Wych Flesh.
Wooden bits... Citadel... Mournfang Brown.
Osprey's Marlborough's Army 1702-1711 gives the braid as silver... I wasn't sure about painting them in a 'bright' metal colour so I mixed in some white to tone it down... I am rather pleased with the final effect.
The horses were painted the same way as I did Lumley's.
The standard was again home made based on Robert Halls uniform plate... available from The Pike and Shot Society...
The miniatures are as always Front Rank...
The paints are Citadel...
The Army Painter...
And Wargames Foundry
Bases from Warbases...
All the best Aly