Sunday, 27 January 2019

More head swapping

I've been playing again................

Following on from the previous post. The charging French dragoons were originally painted as a large 'old school' unit - so there are quite a lot of them. (Enough for 3 of my smaller 8 man units if I paint up two more standard bearers and musicians)

Having done the first unit with a straight swap of heads with tricorn I decided to be a bit more adventurous. and make a unit in forage cap.  I used the 'bonnet de police' from the SYW French infantry - again it fits quite well and looks fine size wise.

I have to admit that this combination of the Karoliner charging cavalry and the new SYW heads is really growing in me, and I might cast up some more?

Interestingly, when I started this project all I asked PA to produce were some more heads!


  1. I've been planning to try this along with some bearskins.

  2. A unit of French cavalry in bearskin was going to be my next project with these - if I get around to it as they need casting!

    In my opinion these conversions look fine for troops with the sword belts on the outside - which seems to have been done by the French and Russians.

    I think the Prussians and Austrians generally had the belts under the coat. I intend to use the new figures for those, they are currently being modeled.