Thursday, 4 June 2015

11th Light Dragoons

The 11th Light Dragoons saw action during the Peninsular war at Cuidad Rodrigo and Salamanca. Upon returning to Britain in 1813 they exchanged their Tarelton helmets for the newly issued Shako. At Waterloo the 11th formed part of Vandeleur’s brigade on the left of the Allied line and took part in the advance during the closing phase of the battle.

This troop of 6 figures is comprised of one-piece casting BN/50 Light Dragoon (mounted) charging, wearing bell top shako and French style blue coat with coloured facings. The figure is amongst the earliest in the Hinton Hunt British range but not one of the best in my opinion. Marcus went on to produce a further two Light Dragoon figures in the two-piece range, one in Tarleton and the other in Shako.

I will be combining the Light Dragoons with my Brunswick Hussars to form a single 12 figure Allied light cavalry regiment for Vintage Waterloo.

6 x Hinton Hunt BN/50 British Light Dragoons with BN/252 Uxbridge – all painted by Matt G.

13 comments:

Conrad Kinch said...

Lovely stuff - they look fantastic.

Stryker said...

Thanks Conrad - the photos don't really do justice to Matt's brushwork!

lewisgunner said...

Very nice!!
Roy

Stryker said...

Roy - yes they are nice indeed but I'm hoping you have a few more Allied light cavalry to flesh things out!

the Archduke said...

Well, it's all subjective, of course, but I think the light dragoon is easily the best of the HH one piece Brit cavalry figures. As others have said, these are fine chaps.

Stryker said...

Archduke - I think we'll have to agree to differ on that one as I like all the other British one-piecers I've seen much better eg the Greys and Royals. That said though I don't have any Hussars.

paulalba said...

Looking very nice Ian!

Stryker said...

Thanks Paul!

Wellington Man said...

Those look super, Ian. Matt has done a superb job

lewisgunner said...

I think I am supplying the 7th hussars. They are nice one piece castings.
R

Stryker said...

Thanks Matt

Roy - I believe the 7th Hussars were originally the 7th Light Dragoons which was Padget's old command!

the Archduke said...

Fair do's, Ian. My guess is that if you don't like the light dragoon, you won't like the hussar. They are quite similar. Vive la difference.

Anonymous said...

Lovely work, look forward to seeing them do battle!

Paul