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grambo05 May 2022 9:07 a.m. PST

Do you ever look back and wonder how many times you have painted the same units in different scales over the years? A nostalgic hour searching through the blog blog today reminded me that I have painted Peninsular War British heavy Dragoons in no less than 4 scales :) I dragged out a few shots of each here with some quick notes.


6mm by Baccus from my C&CN period I think 2011. Enjoyed this project but later sold it all!




18mm by AB. Beautiful sculpts of course .Now fighting in Australia!



20mm by Falcatta with Minifigs S Range vintage heads replaced. As these were Kings German Legion Dragoons they required the bicorne to be worn side to side as opposed to fore and aft. I never knew that! For a collector of vintage 20mm metal figures back in 2014.





40mm (!) by Sash & sabre. The King of scales? When I moved to Spain in 2018 I found myself with the space and cash to go 40mm. I started by buying the collection of Andy Copestake of Old Glory UK and UK distributor for S&S. I eventually ended up with over 800 painted Napoleonics in this scale! A couple of years later and Spanish life did not suit us so we moved back and found myself with no space to ever be able to enjoy them. They are now in the collection of Graham Cummings.




robert piepenbrink Supporting Member of TMP05 May 2022 9:18 a.m. PST

So, you've had British Napoleonic dragoons in four scales, but don't currently own any? Or did I miss something?

Me? 54, 30. 28, 20, 15/18 6mm (H&R: not really the same scale as Baccus) and 2mm. Currently at 54, 30, 28, 6 and 2.

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP05 May 2022 9:46 a.m. PST

Great work in all of the scales.

Cavcmdr06 May 2022 2:57 a.m. PST

Love it.

I do not know of anyone who can compete with seven varieties!

Napoleonic Megalomania strikes us all.

Have fun.

grambo06 May 2022 3:42 a.m. PST


Should have mentioned that :) All have been passed on to new owners although the 20mm's were painted for a friend. I'm rubbish at hanging onto anything these days, just much happier painting them!

Sounds like you have painted in even more scales than me!

The only figures I own and actually game with now are my Crimean War 6mm's by Irregular Miniatures.



robert piepenbrink Supporting Member of TMP06 May 2022 1:48 p.m. PST

I saw your last posting on those, grambo--nice armies and terrain, and nothing to apologize for there. But if I trimmed down to one period/scale, the period would almost certainly be Napoleonics. The problem would be the scale.

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