I wanted something for use in two "British Grenadier!" scenarios: the "South Carolina Dragoons" at Eutaw Springs (8 figures) and the "New York Dragoons" at Hobkirk's Hill (6 figures). It's possible that these two units are in fact the same, as there is speculation that whilst the "New York Dragoons" are recorded as having been at Hobkirk's Hill this unit may have been confused with the infantry New York Volunteers and that the cavalry present were from South Carolina. I thought that if dressed in proper cavalry uniforms the troopers might have sought to emulate British regiments like the 16th and 17th Light Dragoons. So tarleton helmets seemed appropriate, although chum Brendan Morrissey suggested to me that floppy hats would probably have been worn as well as, or instead of, metal helmets. I decided to use more Eureka "ragged Continental" figures (which I've used for other Loyalist cavalry units, the East Florida Rangers and Emmerich's Chasseurs). Options for facings colours included blue, which would have been suitable for a New York unit, and yellow, which was more suggestive of South Carolina as it's known that some of the infantry Loyalists had yellow facings. Given that I have the blue-faced 16th Light Dragoons in a similar uniform, I decided to go with yellow.
I'm almost there with British and Loyalist cavalry now - just the 17th Light Dragoons in their northern theatre dress and the British Legion left to do.
8 figures. Painted April-May 2017.
Great brush work. These figures look amazing.
Nice idea, I might use some left over British Light Dragoons with head swaps to do the same.
Those look great the mixing in of the floppy hats really works well.
Great idea and excellent figures Giles - more inspiration from your blog.
Really nicely painted Giles
Fine work again Giles.
Excellent, truly superb.
Lovely. The yellow is really eye catching without being too bright.
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Lovely stuff Giles, I must one day actually paint my AWI loyalists, one day.....
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