Wednesday 2 January 2013

I am on a roll! They just keep on coming! Thirty Years War Imperial dragoons

My production line technique of a few 20 to 30 minute painting sessions  during the day (only possible when I am not a work of course!) is still paying off as I today finished 2 units/bases of Imperialist dismounted dragons. I wasn't sure how to base these up as my typical 6 figure mounted unit count as a standard-sized unit in Pike and Shotte, but 5 or 6 figures on foot is a small unit, even if you count the horse! Given that dragons can only really be effective on foot this could cause a bit of a dilemma. A standard dragoon unit gets one D6 more when firing compared to a dismounted unit of the same number of figures. I want to keep the 80mm unit frontage as standard for all foot units but couldn't really justify, or fit, 8 figures (the minimum for a standard foot unit) on the base, especially as I wanted to include horse holders. Well, in true pragmatic Colin style I have decided that as the base frontage is the same as that of a standard unit then the dragoons will be counted as such, with the benefits of a standard rather than small unit.  I think they look really good, imagine them having just dismounted and running forward to give harrying fire on the Godless Lutherans! figures are Warlord, except for the horse holders who are TAG. The guidon is attributed to von Tilly's dragoons. I have 2 more bases to do plus the mounted versions. In terms of other prog  ress, I expect to have a unit each of Croats and Finnish cavalry and some commanded shot done by Sunday night. Oh, and my Army Painter dip has now gone past its best by date as it is really gloopy.....