I thought I’d quickly post a few photos showing the development of my latest regiment, the Prussian 5th Dragoons. It’s great to be making swift progress after all those Red Lancers. Usual caveat applies: there are loads of details still to paint, varnish to add, etc, etc…
For comparison, I found an image of a nice watercolour depicting a trooper from the same 5th Dragoon regiment. The colour is slightly different to mine but the exact shade of blue used by prussian dragoons is unspecified and supply issues meant a wide variation in colour anyway, so I’m perfectly happy with my blue:
Each Prussian dragoon regiment included a small contingent of mounted jager also. Consequently, I’ve included a token figure of these with my own regiment, and here he is:
I may equip him with a carbine if I can find one suitable and attach it in some way. He’s not much of a jager without a gun! It’s not very clear in the photos when primed in black acrylic I’ll admit, but here’s a view of one of the horses with my conversion amendments applied. The original cuirassier horse did not feature the blanket or the feed bag. An insignia on the horse blanket has been removed also.