Saturday, December 15, 2018

Scots Greys - Perry Metals

Here's a unit of Scots Greys which will be used in a cav-heavy Black Powder game based on a scenario in the 2nd Edition - "The Eve of Waterloo." As with the rest of my cav, they're in 8-man units. The officer will be used for either a brigade commander or ADC.
They are the first metals, besides the few Black Hussar specialty figs, I've added in a while. The weight difference from plastic is quite apparent.
They'll be another heavy unit for the British, who should be a good match against French Cuirassiers and Dragoons.
They didn't participate in the Peninsula, but famously advanced at Waterloo - not quite a charge - and assisted the 92nd Highlanders in repulsing the French line.
 "Scotland Forever!"
A can of Krylon Matte Glacier Gray sped up painting the horse flesh which was followed by Minwax staining.
Next up are the Red Lancers - also Perry metals. Until then, wishing you all the best during the holidays!

41 comments:

  1. Those are amazing! Great work Dean! They have it all, great brushwork and great looking basing. Scots Greys are meant to look magnificent and those really are!
    Best wishes,
    Jason

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    1. Thanks so much, Jason. Appreciate your visit and kind words. Warm regards, Dean

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  2. Superb work, Dean! Happy holidays to you.

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    1. Thanks, Jonathan. Same to you too! Best regards , Dean

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  3. I have just stared into the second photo for ages - really nice an very nicely photographed.

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    1. Ah, thank you so much for your very kind words, Norm! Warmest regards, Dean

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  4. A fantastic job for a famous unit!

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    1. Thanks, Phil! Yes, they have a fine battle history. Kind regards, Dean

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  5. Now there's a dashing group of fellows! Love the Scots Greys, Dean!

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    1. Thank you very much, Tim! Warmest regards, Dean

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  6. Speechless once again. Brilliant work.

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    1. Thank you very much! Kindest regards, Dean

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    1. Thank you very much, Matt! Warmest regards, Dean

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  8. Reminds me of Butlers painting, excellent work!

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    1. Thanks, Fran! A funny story, one of the officers I worked for tried to sell me a repro of that painting. It looked great, but all the faces looked Asian as he had it made in Korea by a local - I should've bought it from him for laughs! Kindest regards, Dean

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    2. I have a framed print of that painting - it was a promotional item from a Scottish bank 50+ years ago.

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    3. Awesome promotional item!

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    1. Thank you very much for you kind words, Mike! Warmest regards, Dean

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    1. Thanks, Christopher! Warmest regards, Dean

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  11. Another lovely cavalry unit,great work!
    Best Iain

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    1. Thanks, Iain. 8-fig units are easier to get done than 12 or larger units. That said, larger units look more impressive, but I think moving less stands of figs will speed up game play - I'm hoping. Warm regards, Dean

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  12. I have been using 8 figure units for my 25/28 mm Napoleonic cavalry for many decades now. These are excellent. The detail on the officer's horse is especially impressive.

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    1. Thanks, Peter! Yes, I think the 8-figures, based two-per 50mm squares work well for faster playing games. Best, Dean

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  13. The result is amazing! Loved the painting. The regiment itself is of course glorified for only one single attack, in which he took part, for the entire time of the war with Napoleon.
    Practically in one attack the regiment ceased to exist)) Until the new recruitment. The Russian regiment of the Kavaliergards had a similar history.

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    1. Thank you very much, Dmitry! Capturing the eagle of the 45th Line did much to preserve their participation at Waterloo! Best regards, Dean

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  14. Excellent dragoons, Dean! "Scotland forever!"

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    1. Thank you very much, Sergiuss! Yes, along with the Highlanders, these guys have quite a reputation! Warm regards, Dean

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  15. Awesome work Dean! I specially love the horses!

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  16. great stuff Dean, your grey horses are excellent!

    cheers
    Matt
    Hercé Salon de Guerre
    Mayenne
    France

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