|My full brigade|
These figures are mostly from the Italeri French Dragoon set, with the exception of three figures in the 9th which were from the Zvezda command set (with a few modifications so that the dress matched those of the Italeri - longer coats, lapels...)
I have also always wanted to have a dedicated General de Brigade for my dragoons, and although there is a good figure in the Italeri French Command set, he is standing beside his horse. I wanted one on horseback, a general that could ride around the battlefield in the company of his beloved dragoons. So, out with the knife!
The commander was a fairly simple conversion, grafting the top half of the standing figure (map removed but a bit left to suggest reigns) to the bottom half of another figure seated on a horse. The left arm had to be adjusted somewhat to make room for the sword hilt and the seam patched a bit, but that was all.
Here are some photos of the results, with the most recently painted first...
|Commander and standard bearer of the 14th|
|14th trumpeter and lieutenant|
|14th trumpeter and lieutenant, rear view|
|9th Regiment (trumpeter, commander and one trooper Zvezda with minor conversions)|
|General de Brigade - a conversion made up of two Italeri command figures.|