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20 Jul 2017 6:18 p.m. PST
by Editor Gwen

  • Changed title from "Brunswicker Dragoons and Von Barner Lights in 28 MM" to "Brunswicker Dragoons and Von Barner Lights in 28mm"

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nevinsrip Sponsoring Member of TMP19 Jul 2017 11:23 p.m. PST

OK let's try this again with the right title.

I am thinking about making Brunswicker Dragoons and Von Barner Lights for Saratoga and Bennington in the correct uniforms.

Some of you know that I did this for the Highlanders in the South and they were well received. These figures would match Perry and would be one piece castings, with heads attached.

I'm looking for feedback before I begin.
If you've wanted these figures, please take the time to give your input.
A mold has 16 cavities for 28 mm figures.
How many Dragoons and how many Lights? 8 each?
Or a different breakdown?

Poses? I like action poses. Shooting, charging and attacking.
Give your opinion.

I can fund this project myself, so I don't need a Kickstarter.

I would, however, like to gauge just how many of you would be willing to commit to purchasing a pack or two should I decide to continue forward. 8 figure packs would be $20.00 USD USD each.

If enough people express interest, I will go ahead with it.

nevinsrip Sponsoring Member of TMP 18 Jul 2017 3:14 p.m. PST
I have no idea why the title of this post was changed????

Hey Editors…….

FusilierDan Supporting Member of TMP20 Jul 2017 3:55 a.m. PST

Even though I don't need any more figures I would pick up a few packs of these as this is the theater I'm most interested in. I have some of the Highlanders and they are very nice figures.

As for the posts title change I only saw it after I clicked on the link with the correct title.

Winston Smith Supporting Member of TMP20 Jul 2017 5:46 a.m. PST

I have both units covered in my collection.
What I WOULD like is a mounted version of the Dragoons. Yes, mounted dismounted Dragoons.
The problem is that I would need a maximum of 3 of them, as messengers. Had Bennington not been such a fiasco, maybe 6. But at least I have horses for them. grin

Extrabio1947 Supporting Member of TMP20 Jul 2017 7:05 a.m. PST

I would certainly be interested in them; especially the dragoons.

95th Division Supporting Member of TMP20 Jul 2017 7:59 a.m. PST

I'd definitely be interested. Probably 1 pack of dragoons and 2 of the lights. thanks.

Winston Smith Supporting Member of TMP20 Jul 2017 8:56 a.m. PST

I would suggest that you NOT have your dismounted Dragoons sculpted wearing those heavy boots, like my Hinchliffe guys are.
I put some pictures of them on TMP and first comment was from SuperMax giggling at them. That fits in with the mythology of Bennington, but not the reality. Mattress ticking trousers is fine.
Now, if you WANT to put them in those 20lb boots, go right ahead. At least it will protect their legs from nasty New York brambles.

Winston Smith Supporting Member of TMP20 Jul 2017 8:59 a.m. PST

The von Barner lights should just be Infantry with muskets and no lapels on the coats.
I might get a pack of each just for variety in my units. They're all one pose, which skirmish units should not be in.
Are you thinking of officers and musicians also?

Garde de Paris20 Jul 2017 11:13 a.m. PST

I seem to recall some Prussian dragoons fighting on foot during the 7YW. Notably, the French D'Apchon dragoons dismounted in an enclosed farm near a river/stream crossing to cover the flight of the broken French/Reichs armee after Rossbach. Prussian dragoons arrived, then dismounted with horse holders, and began an attack, only to have D'Apchon simply mount up, and ride across the stream as the rear guard.

My point is that the Brunswick dragoons in the AWI looked a great deal like the Prussians of the 7YW, whose uniforms may have been a darker blue, so they could to "double duty." Especially to wargamers who are "flexible!"


Winston Smith Supporting Member of TMP20 Jul 2017 1:01 p.m. PST

Both sets show possibilities as Prussian Frei Korps in the SYW.

dave001776 Inactive Member21 Jul 2017 4:26 a.m. PST

If you can wait for the Perry's to produce every type of Napoleonic era soldier that ever walked the earth I believe they are on the ' to do list '

Winston Smith Supporting Member of TMP21 Jul 2017 6:01 a.m. PST

Except these aren't Napoleonic.

dave001776 Inactive Member21 Jul 2017 7:31 a.m. PST

read it again.

dBerczerk21 Jul 2017 2:44 p.m. PST

I have some Kings Mountain Miniatures dismounted dragoons, Continentals, and Over Mountain Men -- excellent sculpts.

I would buy KMM dismounted Brunswick dragoons and von Barner's light infantry.

I also I like action poses: shooting, charging and attacking. At least one dragoon should have a drawn saber.

Eight figures per pack sounds right. Most of my units are 24 figures.

Personal logo ACWBill Supporting Member of TMP22 Jul 2017 5:56 a.m. PST

I would buy a couple of packs of the lights.

23rdFusilier Supporting Member of TMP22 Jul 2017 7:56 a.m. PST

Yes, I would definitely buy both. I agree with Winston Smith on the dragoons having gathered trousers rather then the mythical boots. On von Barner no mythical light infantry caps please. They are correct for French revolution not the American one.

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