First shots of Perry British Light Dragoons

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The Perrys just had the first test shots of the Plastic Napoleonic British Light Dragoons so they thought to put some together and show you. There are larger pictures on there website (as well as a frame shot) on the plastic lists, where they’re up for pre-order. This is the troopers frame, you’ll get four of these frames in the box as well as four horse frames (the same as the British Hussars) and a command frame.
The box covers the Peninsula war as well as the Waterloo campaign uniforms 1808-15. However with a simple paint job (or modelling job) you can add a queue and take the date back to 1800.

Waterloo revisited

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The Belgian town with this name tries again to become world famous, because  200 years ago,  on 18 June 1815, the French Emperor Napoleon suffered his decisive defeat at Waterloo.

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Actually Waterloo is a medium-sized, sleepy village on the outskirts of the capital, Brussels. For the upcoming four-day 200-year celebrations the village and the area awaken again. Not only the souvenir shops indicate to whom it primarily goes: many shops greet  with  images of French Emperor with the famous cocked hat and on horseback. There is hope for a revival of the area. “I live for over 50 years in Waterloo and know the story of Napoleon ,” says one inhabitant of the village. “Most of the residents will benefit, especially the business, “says the pensioner. Waterloo was the Headquarters of the Duke of Wellington not the center of the great battle of 18 June 1815. The Duke commanded the Allied soldiers against the French army. The battle took place in the fields of nearby hamlets.

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An open-air arena at  Mont-Saint-Jean has been prepared for the spectators. Countless rows of seats were literally mounted on a greenfield site. Here will be a light-and-sound show, entitled “Inferno” in remembrance of the  anniversary of the battle in which 45,000 soldiers fell in a few hours or were wounded and maimed.

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Over the next two days  5500 volunteers from over 50 countries will reenact  – in period costume and supported by 100 guns and more than 350 horses – the battle. This will be the largest historical re-enactment of the Napoleonic era at all anywhere in the world.  It took 18 months of preparation.

Medieval Mercenarys for WotR and GoT

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I started building 4 mercenary men at arms for GoT but they could also be used for WotR etc. It is a mixt unit of mercenaries, armed with bow,crossbow,lance and bill.

I always build a infantry figure resembling the cavalry figure on foot to be able to use the same character riding and walking. But enough words let the pictures speak for themselves .

More here

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