The figures are from a US company called Blue Moon and are available in the UK from Old Glory. I did a review on them a while back on my Yarkshire Gamer blog and was generally positive about the figures. I still have a few quibbles regarding the definition of detail on some of the casts but I was happy enough with them to commit to buying all my British Regiments (six) from them.
Apologies for the dark photos, I just haven't had chance to get any photos of these done in natural light.
With this unit done I just have one left to complete the British contingent, that unit is ready primed and the horses are done so I hope to have them done before challenge end.
Although not officially part of the Guard, this unit was the senior Cavalry Regiment in the British Army and was particularly unusual as it had a blue coat rather than the traditional British Red.
The Regiment was also slightly larger than most other British ones of the time with three rather than the usual two Squadrons. Traditionally the Horse Guards rode black horses however I am representing the unit after a good time on Campaign when good remounts would be at a premium, regardless of colour.
So at 4 points a pop that's 72 points plus a cheeky one for the tiny flag ! It will also go know my SYW Side challenge total to make my defeat look slightly less embarrassing.
I'm currently working on my TV show bonus round which is proving slow but fun. My next entry after the bonus will either be the last unit of Cavalry or another unit of SCW Moroccan Regulares, not decided yet.
Ah these look great Ken, a proper decent sized unit of cavalrymen, looking resplendent in their blue coats and jaunty tricornes.
You have the total right, so that's 73 points for your tally! The side challenge aside, you've smashed your original target of 750, but as we approach the closing weeks of the challenge, you could potentially double it?