Saka Light Cavalry

Saka Light Cavalry

Tuesday, 25 October 2016

SYW Schomberg Dragoons by Blue Moon

I not so long ago bought these Blue Moon French Dragoons for The Boy and they jumped up the painting queue. Schomberg Dragoons fit in that category that see's a unit represented in more armies because it's different in this case it's the only Dragoon regiment that wears the helmet that the Napoleonic French Dragoons owe it's birth right too. It is also the only regiment of dragoons in the French army to wear green. 

Old Glory supply these castings in the UK as per link above. Blue Moon normally supply command separately with nine command figures to a pack meaning you normally buy three packs of cavalry and one of command for every three units of cavalry. But as you only need the one regiment Blue Moon supply you a fifteen figure pack including three command. Lee and me have fourteen figure dragoon regiments (sixteen figures for heavy cavalry) so this was almost perfect for us.

The castings were fairly clear of mould lines but some better than others and flash was certainly present but easy to remove. The horse figures certainly have a bulk about them which looks good. The riders look a bit little in comparison but that could be just me. However the final look of the painted unit looks really nice.

Plenty of detail and the separate rider castings did not cause any issues making them a little more pleasurable to work with. The Blue Moon range is not yet complete and nowhere is that more obvious than in the French range with about half the listed figures yet to be made available. I can see me returning to this range for some more of their cavalry as when compared with the two other suppliers I have painted to date these are the best.

I also painted up the French Mounted Officers but that's for another post in the near future. Meanwhile I continue with a couple of units for my army.




22 comments:

  1. The lad will be pleased with these Ian

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    1. He is indeed, hr has picked another regiment of Dragoons next I was hoping to do more infantry as I am working on two cavalry regiments of my own at the moment

      Ian

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  2. Great looking cavalry, no doubt!

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  3. Lovely work Ian :)

    It's always nice to have some colourful units - that's why I like my Russian hussars so much :)

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    1. I am looking forward to finishing Dragoon Regiment 3 for my Prussians, they are nice and colourful too

      Ian

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    1. Thanks Roger, just need to get them on the table now

      Ian

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  5. Great work one of my favorite cavalry units.

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    1. Work is a bit slow on his army at the moment as I am trying to finish off bit long since started whilst keeping momentum up on other projects but the Challenge should see a few more units done in quick order

      Ian

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