The Bird Catchers

The figures from the next regiment in my Nappy Cavalry Project are nearly finished, so I just thought I’d post a preview of them before the final touches and basing.

These are painted as the British 1st Dragoons of the Waterloo era. They were known as “The Royal Dragoons” and, after Waterloo, also by the nickname “The Bird Catchers”. This was a reference to the capture of the 105th French Line Infantry regiment’s eagle by the Royal Dragoons at the battle of Waterloo. This eagle was displayed alongside the other eagle captured at Waterloo (by the Scots Greys) recently, an event timed to coincide with the 200th anniversary.

Anyway, here they are, prior to a more formal unveiling soon:

British Heavy Dragoons (2)

British Heavy Dragoons (8)

British Heavy Dragoons (7)

British Heavy Dragoons (3)

British Heavy Dragoons (6)

British Heavy Dragoons (4)

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