Ages ago, way before the first lockdown I decided I needed some dismounted light dragoons for my Anglo / Portuguese Peninsular army. Although the two main rulesets my army are used with (Black Powder and Shako II) don't make use of dismounted cavalry for the Napoleonic period, in one of my game scenerios we added in a house rule to allow french dragoons to dismount and act as skirmishers. We took advantage of other BP supplements' info and adapted.
As this scenerio has a British Light Dragoon picket I thought if I could find miniatures, why not. As it happened the Perry twins released some just around this time and so I purchased two packs of six from them. Brigade Games in the USA also released some dismounted British light dragoons as well, sculpted by Paul Hicks, their range included a horse holder set which I also purchased.
These were all duly based and primed ready for painting, the photo date stamp said June 2020.
|Primed and ready, June 2020.|
Base layer painting started a few day later.
This continued at a steady, if not slow pace until sometime around late August when my hobby mojo got up and left the building. No idea why, just developed a meh attitude to getting stuff out to paint of an evening after work. Whether this was just a symptom of the general meh that I'm sure a lot of people had last year, and may still be having, or just a shift in interest caused by no physical gaming occuring as the second lockdown started, I don't know.
|Ready for varnishing.|
After appling the matt varnish I painted in the horses eyes with gloss black and then re-varnished the horses' coats with a satin varnish, as the flat matt made them look lifeless.