ALY MORRISON'S "BUTTERFLY" ADVENTURES IN THE WORLD OF WARGAMES AND TOY SOLDIERS

Sunday, 9 January 2022

The War of 1812… U.S. Light Dragoons.

Greetings…

A new year and a new addition to the War of 1812 collection…

The U.S. Light Dragoons…

This is another American unit that I really like… A relatively simple uniform to paint but with all the ‘blind braid’ and buttons it is still very interesting…

You can find a bit of history here…

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Regiment_of_Light_Dragoons_(United_States)

https://www.familysearch.org/wiki/en/United_States_War_of_1812_Cavalry_Units


Once again these guys were a joy to paint… Even the saddlery was less painful than most… I do like six figure cavalry unit 😁.

The Tunics and Valise are… Citadel… Kantor Blue.

The Horse Blanket is… Citadel… Administratum Grey.

The White bites are… Citadel… Pallid Wych Flesh.

The Belts are… Citadel… Corax White.

The Plumes are… Citadel Kantor Blue plus… Foundry Sky Blue Light 21C.

The Horses were given a base of … Citadel… Mournfang Brown… Then given various washes of Browns from the Citadel Contrast Range.

As always everything was given a coat of Aly’s Brown Liquid and then highlighted with the original colours… the belts were then worked up to pure white.

The figures are from Knuckleduster…

http://knuckleduster.com/shop/index.php?route=product/category&path=1_21

https://www.caliverbooks.com/figures/catviewer.php?

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The paints are Wargames Foundry and Citadel...

https://www.wargamesfoundry.com/collections/paint
https://www.games-workshop.com/en-GB/Painting-Modelling

The bases are as always...

https://warbases.co.uk/product-category/bases/circular-bases/mdf-circular-bases/

I have more War of 1812 in the pipeline…But there maybe a shiny interlude next.


All the best   Aly.






23 comments:

  1. Lovely work, Aly!

    Good to see your spirits were not dampened by the Boxing Day loss.

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    1. Thank you Jonathan…
      I look forward to redeeming myself on the battlefields of America and Canada…

      All the best. Aly

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  2. An iconic American unit Aly and as always, your paint job has done them proud. Six figure cavalry units sound like a great idea to me! Mine have ten, as I used Old Glory figures, and their cavalry come in bags of ten

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    1. Thank you Keith…
      Most of the Lion Rampant variants use six figure cavalry units… but of course if your toys come in bags of ten it would be silly not to use them all.

      All the best. Aly

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  3. A lovely addition to the US forces! You won't need much more cavalry either, one of the joys of the War of 1812-15!

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    1. Thank you David…
      Yes it was very much an infantrymans war… although 5hat won’t stop me adding a few pretty mounted militia units.

      All the best. Aly

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  4. Delightful daubing on those dashing dragoons old boy.

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    1. Thank you Phil…
      Dragoon daubing is all the rage…don’t you know.

      All the best. Aly

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  5. These dragoons are very martial and spectacular. If we're not mistaken, apart from the officer, the other soldiers are in only two poses. Do you do something to differentiate them, or is it not too much of a problem for you?

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    1. Thank you…
      Yes there are only a couple of poses… I don’t differentiate between them , they are all the same as far as the rules are concerned… and I use counters to mark casualties…

      All the best. Aly

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  6. Nice and simple but very appealing at the same time. Excellent work as always:)

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  7. Nicely done! There are some great volunteer and militia cavalry uniforms but naturally it was the regulars who saw most service so its good that their uniforms are pret...errrr I mean handsome.

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    1. Thank you Ross…
      I shall no doubt add some of the more handsome looking volunteer and militia units to the collection as well… it would be rude not to.

      All the best. Aly

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  8. Aly, Those are quite striking! Enough so that I might even have to learn a bit more about the history of my own country instead of these silly European conflicts with Napoleon...

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    1. Thank you David…
      It’s a very interesting period… pretty uniforms and nice smaller scale actions on land and sea…

      All the best. Aly

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  9. Another grat looking unit. You are going fast with this new project!

    Best wishes,
    Jan

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    1. Thank you Jan…
      I’m not allowing myself to buy anymore until I finish what I’ve already got(for this war of course)…which should give me enough for a game.

      All the best. Aly

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  10. Splendid looking cavalry addition to your project, very dashing!
    Best Iain

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  11. Lovely paint work! +++++ for the basing :)

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  12. The US light dragoons are good looking in the books and plates and your painted version is proof-positive!
    Regards, James

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