Sunday, May 13, 2007

Kurfurstin Dragoons




Dismounted Dragoons from the Kurfurstin Regiment stand to in a picket line with the Horse Grenadier Troop in close support behind them.

17 comments:

Snickering Corpses said...

What are you using for bases on those figures? And are they all RSM95s, or something else? They're looking quite nice.

Bloggerator said...

I'm using the round GW bases. The larger ones are the LotR Horse bases and the smaller ones that I'm using for induviduals are their 25mm ones.

The figurea are all RSM barring one of the horses which is by Eureka.

Grimsby Mariner said...

dragoons are an essential part of the army but the need to paint both mounted and dismounted figures does tend to raise the war chest budget.

I must get round to painting some dismounted figures for my bavarian dragoons at some point - they look just like yours (only I suspect not quite as well equipped).

Bloggerator said...

I'm cheating a little with them.

The regiment will be three squadrons of twelve figures strong, but I will only be painting a single dismounted squadron of 10 figures and a little base with a couple of horses and a horde-holder on it.

They are really there to give the Bavarian commander another ("mobile infantry") option in the "Defence of Strudelberg" game.

How often did dragoons fight dismounted between 1740 and 1763, I wonder?

Greg

Bluebear Jeff said...

Arrrrgh! I had intended to include some dismounted dragoons in my last RSM order (currently on its way to me) . . . and I forgot (and just now realized it). Arrrrgh!


-- Jeff of Saxe-Bearstein

Arrrrgh!

Bloggerator said...

Jeff,

I feel your pain.

Let me join you:-

AAAAARRRGH!

Regards,

Greg

Alte Fritz said...

Yes Greg, your pictures caused me to also order some dismounted dragoons and dismounted hussars to use in my games. I placed the order about a week or two ago. See what influence you have all over the world. Frightening, isn't it?

Nice paint job, truly inspiring. Oh, I ordered some Prussian jagers as well (its the same figure, I think, or close to it)

Bloggerator said...

*Staggers around, drunk with power*

Is the dismounted hussar the fellow standing with musket pointed skywards? I think I painted one once as a kind of bodyguard fo one of my Generals.

Now I want some Jaeger - see the power you have over me? I think the Prussian and Hanoverian jaeger are some of Mr Hezzlewoods' nicest sculpts.

My painting world has been different since I started undercoating my figures in black - it's so strange how profoundly my painting style has changed.

Regards,

Greg

Anonymous said...

Are the Prussian jager hezzlewood sculpts? I was shown some (that i was told were prussian jager) and thought they were relatively poor, definitely not hezzlewood sculpts (similarly with the prussian gunners)...?

Bloggerator said...

Oh now I'm uncertain.

The Hanoverian one definately is.

I'll check tonight.

East Riding Militia said...

Nice looking figures, I can't wait to see th RSMs in the flesh.

Bloggerator said...

Have you some on order? What are you working on?

Inquiring minds want to know!

Regards,

Greg

East Riding Militia said...

So far just two packs on order, one each of foot and horse. They will be painted up in the uniforms of the glorious Bishopric of Uber Gruntshuffen (beased on the Piedmontese uniforms around 1750)
http://gruntshuffen.blogspot.com/

Steve

Bloggerator said...

Are you using the French castings? I always thought they'd make good Italians (and Spaniards) for the War of the Austrian Succession.

All the best,

Greg

Anonymous said...

Hey Greg - what about those RSM jager - Hezzlewood's or not? My credit card demands an answer...8-)

Bloggerator said...

I think the Prussian Jaeger is a Hezzlewood (the Hanoverian definately is) but it's similar to the dismounted dragoon.

If you like the one you'll like the other.

Giles said...

Those are beautiful - lovely work!

Giles