Tuesday, April 7, 2015

1st (Royal) Dragoons 1815


The next unit to enter my new light box, is the 1st (Royal) Dragoons. This Regiment was the third of the heavy cavalry regiments forming Major General Sir William Ponsonby's 2nd (Union ) Cavalry Brigade at Waterloo where it was commanded by Lt. Colonel Arthur Benjamin Clifton. 

The Royals are distinguished by the dark blue facings typical of a "royal" regiment, as compared to the 6th (Inniskilling) Dragoons who wore yellow facings.



The unit is based per General de Brigade rules and was painted for me by Carl Robson using Perry 28mm figures. Carl's work on the dragoon helmets is outstanding.















3 comments:

  1. I can almost hear the hooves thundering over the field of battle.

    Best Regards,

    Stokes

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  2. love that huge block of horse flesh!

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  3. love that huge block of horse flesh!

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