Saturday, April 23, 2011

Test Models: 28mm Perry Dismounted Dragoons


I assembled and painted these to get an idea of how they would look done-up as skirmishing models for both 'big battalion' games and the odd 'Sharpe Practice' dust-up. I think you get 8 in a box and I have about four boxes so I should be good for making a decent sized unit (assuming I don't go mad gluing my fingers together).


I used the same basic paint scheme as my mounted dragoon regiment so as to be able to depict them in their hybrid role as ground troops. I think I'm going to go back over these to dirty them up a little. They look a little too crisp and clean for my tastes.


Does anybody know of any good horse models that are 'at rest' that I could use for making up a horse holder stand? I thought such a stand would serve well as a rally position and a place where the regimental colours would be situated while the rest of the unit is dispersed to the front.


AND I get to chip in with another 3 points to the Challenge. Woo! (Cripes, talk about 'nickel and diming' to stay near the lead, eh?)

7 comments:

  1. Thanks Christopher! Its not much of a 'unit' yet but it is a start.

    BTW, I really like those Artizan WWII Airborne you've done up - nice job!

    Curt

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  2. They are very nice, I will have to consider painting up the ones I have.

    John

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  3. Very nice and very interesting subject Curt,
    I didn't actually know the Perrys had produced dismounts dragoons.
    Cheers
    paul

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  4. Cheers guys! Yeah, a few years ago it was kinda slim pickings for 28mm dismounted dragoons but now its quite easy to get a good batch together. This is especially good as many of the 'Sharp Practice' scenarios set in Spain call for a bushel of them.

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  5. Very nice - I wish they had an option to be able to purchase additional dismounted figures to get the same number as the mounted ones.

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  6. Thanks Miles. The Perry's do sell the dismounted dragoons as a separate sprue. I believe they go for 1 pound per frame of 2 models. Just check their website under the 'Plastics Range'.

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