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Offline juergen c. olk

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Re: Raglan's War on the Plains
« Reply #15 on: February 04, 2022, 12:32:47 AM »
Very nice.

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Re: Raglan's War on the Plains
« Reply #16 on: February 05, 2022, 12:16:12 AM »
Love the dismounts.  They go nicely with their mounted counterparts.  Well done!
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Offline FifteensAway

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Re: Raglan's War on the Plains
« Reply #17 on: February 05, 2022, 03:07:01 PM »
I agree, truly lovely work.

I have a question for Lord Raglan, though: what is your thinking for painting the horse colors you are choosing?  Or are you, in the main following what is below and I am just not seeing it? 

I have someone painting up the 7th for me and I've asked him to use the following guide for painting horses:

From Boots & Saddles at the Little Bighorn by James S. Hutchins:
"A" Company--coal black horses
"E" Company--gray horses
"B," "D," "F," "I," and "L" Companies--bays
"H" Company--blood bays
"G" and "K" Companies--sorrels
"C" Company--light sorrels
"M" Company got the left overs, so they were a mix
Trumpeters rode grays; officers usually rode the same color horses as their company
Custer rode a horse called "Vic," a sorrel with four white feet and a blaze on the face.
Captain Miles Keogh rode "Commanche," described as a light bay or buckskin. Keogh commanded Company "I" a bay company.

For all those companies that are bay horses I hope my painter uses some other guides I provided for the various options for bay horses, not just blood bays.

Regardless, your work is still top notch.

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Re: Raglan's War on the Plains
« Reply #18 on: February 06, 2022, 12:01:50 AM »
Looking great! Takes me back to my youth!
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Offline Golgotha

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Re: Raglan's War on the Plains
« Reply #19 on: February 06, 2022, 12:20:11 AM »
Horse colours very helpful thank you FifteensaWAY
Looking forward to seeing more Raglan what rules are you using?

Offline Szary

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Re: Raglan's War on the Plains
« Reply #20 on: February 07, 2022, 07:59:53 AM »
Great miniatures.

As for the horse colours, thanks FifteensAway - I did not know that.

Offline Harry Faversham

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Re: Raglan's War on the Plains
« Reply #21 on: February 07, 2022, 09:25:18 AM »
Might look pretty, but more than one Troop/Company commander despised the order. You might get one CO who diligently looked after the welfare of both horse and Trooper, and another who was an indifferent and drunken wastrel. The diligent Occifer then got lumbered with half the drunk's broken down nags... just so the Boy General's Regiment could look handsome on the parade ground.

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Offline Lord Raglan

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Re: Raglan's War on the Plains
« Reply #22 on: February 07, 2022, 03:19:47 PM »
Horse colours very helpful thank you FifteensaWAY
Looking forward to seeing more Raglan what rules are you using?

Yes the horse colours are really helpful, but I don't fancy repainting mine 😏

My initial intention is to use TMWWBK 👍

Offline FifteensAway

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Re: Raglan's War on the Plains
« Reply #23 on: February 08, 2022, 01:37:57 AM »
Lord Raglan,

I wouldn't repaint either!  But, if you are going to be adding more cavalry, you might be able to regroup into closer horse colors for individual troops if that fits your inclinations, might not be precise but maybe a bit closer.

I am crazy enough to have two 'full' regiments and the one that is not the 7th will not have company coordinated horse colors - but the horse color palette will be limited since the cavalry did have a preference for certain colors, or so I understand - solid colors over more varied patterns preferred, a lot more brown/roan/chestnut/darker bays than other colors generally (exceptions, of course), grays for musicians when possible.  Actually, my second 'regiment' will be three different battalions from three different regiments one of which will be either the 9th or 10th so colored troops.

Now those native folk?  I'll go riot painting up those horses, pintos, piebalds, skewbalds, and appaloosa galore!

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Re: Raglan's War on the Plains
« Reply #24 on: February 08, 2022, 09:27:38 AM »
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Now those native folk?  I'll go riot painting up those horses, pintos, piebalds, skewbalds, and appaloosa galore!

When (ever) I get around to my Plains war project...
I'll have to do that in 6mm !  :o

Offline Lord Raglan

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Re: Raglan's War on the Plains
« Reply #25 on: February 08, 2022, 10:27:54 PM »
I think the horse colour description is super interesting, just  wish I had this info sooner.

Offline FifteensAway

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Re: Raglan's War on the Plains
« Reply #26 on: February 09, 2022, 02:14:16 AM »
Hope my digression into horse flesh hasn't derailed seeing your wonderful work.  Of course, there is an easy cure: Post more!   ;)

Offline Harry Faversham

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Re: Raglan's War on the Plains
« Reply #27 on: February 09, 2022, 07:39:17 AM »
I think the horse colour description is super interesting, just  wish I had this info sooner.

A Hero to General Custer was one, Jochim Murat, hence the dandified uniforms!?
Reputedly, in a book Custer read about Murat, he learned that all his Napoleonic Light Cavalry would parade in colour coded Squadrons. A practice he tried to replicate in the 7th Cavalry.

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Offline Lord Raglan

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Re: Raglan's War on the Plains
« Reply #28 on: February 16, 2022, 09:33:15 PM »
US 7th Cavalry Dismounted






Offline FifteensAway

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Re: Raglan's War on the Plains
« Reply #29 on: February 17, 2022, 01:43:43 AM »
Very nice!  Need mounted and dismounted to game it right, at least for the cavalry.  I intend to "get away with" mounted and dismounted Indians not matching too closely, more mounted than dismounted (unless Apache then reverse that).  Cavalry needs to match pretty close - for me at least.

 

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