As I sit here at the computer listening to the pipes and drums and military band of the Royal Scots Dragoon Guards, my pulse quickens. Major General Campbell is pleased with his latest acquisitions.
First, as a result of the sale of Dixon figures by FAA-USA Wargames, I've added enough SYW British to complete a good sized battalion of Britannian infantry to augment the allied forces of the Margraviate of Carpania.
This 56-figure battalion consists of a 5-figure color party (officer, two ensigns, and two color guards), one 15-figure grenadier company (officer, sergeant, drummer, and 12 grenadiers), and three 12-figure center companies (each officer, sergeant, drummer, and 9 hatmen).
In addition I obtained a 12-figure squadron of Britannian dragoons and an extra mounted officer.
Say what you will about the "pumpkin heads" of some of the Dixon infantry (and these have them), they are still nice castings and will make a welcome addition to my big battalion SYW troops.
Earlier I got a good buy from eBay. Sixteen Hinchliffe Scots Grays. Although these are Napoleonic vintage (wearing the bearskin cap), they will comprise the mounted portion of the Major General's mercenary band, doing double duty as both SYW era imagi-nation troops and Napoleonic era troops.
They came attached to their horses and on ovalish shaped metal bases that had the basic terrain effect done. And they were primed! As you can see there will be some bracing needed for several of the horses who are either balanced on their rear legs or just on two opposing legs. That will be a fun evolution (he writes with a grimace).