Sunday, May 16, 2010

Those Schombourg Dragoons (or - the Dragons de Saxe!)

Well, here they are, the Schombourg Dragoons, 17th in order of precedence after the Seven Years' War. Figures are complete, barring terraining the bases and providing a standard.
Advancing here as they are in column of troops rather than as by lines of Squadrons as is the case below, you'll notice they are are all RSMs with a line cavalryman standing in for a Cornet.
I have included a pair of trumpeters as ordinary troopers as the standard "Grant" organisation makes comparatively little allowance for command figures, a feature of the "Young-Lawford" organisations that I've always greatly enjoyed.
Squadron commanders are keeping a careful eye on the alignment of their troopers.
Bravely charging an abandoned piece...

I'm thinking seriously of painting some of the lovely RSM cossacks in similarly coloured uniforms and brigading them together to make a version of the Legion de Saxe; or a Legion de Horne as the mood takes me together with some fusiliers, a few grenadiers and a gun or two were I to fall into "imagination" mode. Certainly reading my copy of Wargaming in History has piqued my interest in that direction.

I may have mentioned already, but I expect sufficent deliveries in the next week or two to let me finish off La Reine and Royal Pologne in pretty short order. In the meantime I am painting up figures to complete the first squadron of the Royal-Cravattes.

Got any old RSM Cavalry you no longer want or need? Drop me a line at bloggeratorATgmailDOTcom.


abdul666 said...

Old School eye-candy at its best - compliments!

The lack of trumpeter in Grant's cavalry TOE is indeed deplorable, but easily corrected.

I *hope* you'll fall into "imagination" mode: mixed Legions are specially propitious.


littlejohn said...

beautiful unit...I've been wanting to try a unit using those RSM "legs outstretched" galloping horses...they look formidable on the table!


David said...

A very good-looking unit - they really seem to mean business! I can just see any enemy recoiling in terror as they advance... :-)



Heinz-Ulrich von Boffke said...

Hello there Greg,

A lovely looking unit there. I especially like the browns on the horses. I too am a fan of the galloping RSM horses and will add more to my collection before long.

Glad to see you back in the painting saddle by the way! ;-)

Best regards,


Capt Bill said...

Can't wait to see your Legion de Saxe when fully assembled. I never really liked the charging RSM horse when used with others horses in the same unit, but used as charging unit they are very impressive. I think I have just enough to give them a try. Thanks for the inspiration...

tidders2 said...

Nicely painted unit - good to see your back at the paint desk.

-- Allan