Thursday, 22 July 2010

19th Light Dragoons

There were only two British cavalry Regiments to serve in North America during the War of 1812 and it is this unit, the 19th which saw the most action. This unit saw action at the re-capture of Fort George, Black Rock and Buffalo, Chippawa, Lundy's Lane and the siege of Fort Erie. A contingent also saw action at a skirmish at Molcolm's Mill chasing off American raiders. Another squadron which was stationed in Montreal also saw action at Plattsburgh.
As the Regiment was sent to North America in 1812 during the uniform change, I chose to portray them in the Tarleton rather than the new shako as I prefer the Tarleton.

The figures are from Front Rank http://www.frontrank.com/ and the standard is hand painted by myself.