|Stadden 30mm British Napoleonic Dragoon in watering cap.|
So with things looking a bit bleak for General Shinyparte I thought I'd finish these voltigeurs and add a few figures to the Guard. As for the Brits well, amongst the various lots I have acquired over the last year or so was a small group of Stadden Hevy Dragoons in the uniform of 1810-11. Some regiments at least had abandoned the clumsy bicorne and used instead a "watering cap" or shako . That dress is what the cavalryman depicts. A bit unusual and very attractive so I painted one of the five I have as an Inniskilling Dragoon just for a bit of difference.
|Voltigeurs skirmish around some aged Britains hedges(meant to keep you plastic sheep safe) supported by the Imperial guard. How the standard bearer manages that hevy solid metal flag is anyone's guess.|
|Close up of the Guard. The reflection on the shiny varnish is a bit of a pain when taking close ups !|
As for the Imperial Guard . I now have a good bundle of them . both Stadden and Minot with an odd Willie or two (FYI that is a figure brand not an anatomical description) so many more will turn up . The voltigeurs are all Staddens Like most of this collection advertised as 30mm when they were made imn the late 1960s.
Now a bit of a rest from shiny chaps. Next on the painting desk some more models for my growing "India" collection. Once finished they will appear- and thiese are a matt varnisehd collecton. Not everything I do is shiny !