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ECW dragoons
« on: January 08, 2018, 02:11:29 PM »
Here's some of my dragoons, and my attempt to fill the void of a command pack for dragoons (thank you Nigel for your patience with my requests for custom packs).

I'm particularly interested to hear if anyone has tried to 'make' a command stand for their dragoons, and any comments really.

Command:

horseholder:

More ruminations here http://www.keepyourpowderdry.co.uk/2018/01/dragoons.html

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Re: ECW dragoons
« Reply #1 on: May 21, 2018, 11:35:04 AM »
Here's a completed command stand for my dragoons,



and a completed dragoon regiment



All four dragoon regiments can be found here:

http://www.keepyourpowderdry.co.uk/2018/05/dragoons-complete.html

Plus the first four Royalist regiments of horse here:

http://www.keepyourpowderdry.co.uk/2018/05/royalist-cavalry.html


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Re: ECW dragoons
« Reply #2 on: May 21, 2018, 05:31:07 PM »
Beautiful figures and basing - a real eye candy treat. What are your flags made of?

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Re: ECW dragoons
« Reply #3 on: May 21, 2018, 07:49:16 PM »
Thanks, they are fabric flags from Maverick Models. (Be careful when Googling that, I suggest adding 'flag' at the end otherwise you end up at a Manchester modelling agency)

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Re: ECW dragoons
« Reply #4 on: May 21, 2018, 08:20:08 PM »
Thanks, they are fabric flags from Maverick Models. (Be careful when Googling that, I suggest adding 'flag' at the end otherwise you end up at a Manchester modelling agency)

You shouldn't have said that. As a guy I had to take a look. Some very tasty looking birds at that model agency but I prefer my women not to be 6ft tall.  ;) 

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Re: ECW dragoons
« Reply #5 on: May 22, 2018, 08:37:27 AM »
Great looking figures and excellent base work as well. All in all a splendid looking unit.

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Re: ECW dragoons
« Reply #6 on: May 22, 2018, 08:45:43 AM »
Thanks. What has surprised me is the size of the footprint of the unit. It's massive in comparison to a regiment of foot or a similar sized cavalry regiment. All to field just 12 combatants.

Interesting thought: does this count as a 21 man regiment, a 12 man regiment or a 15?

(21 is all of the human figures, 12 the  actual number of fighting men, 15 fighting plus command - my foot are 34 man units and that includes command, do the 6 horseholders count as combatants?)

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Re: ECW dragoons
« Reply #7 on: May 22, 2018, 01:34:44 PM »
Depends very much on the rules. In some rules a 12 figure regiment dismounts as 12 fighting figures. In others (eg Regimental Fire and Fury) a specified proportion act as horseholders and only the rest of the unit fights. It is these types of rules where horseholder figures are essential. In the former type of rules horseholders are optional and purely decorative.