19th Light Dragoons

The 19th along with the 14th were one of the only two British regular cavalry units that served in North America during the War of 1812, and the only one to serve in Canada. 
Elements were involved in the blockade and re-capture of Fort George in Upper Canada and participated in Colonel Thomas Pearson's delaying action against Brigadier General Winfield Scott's brigade during the American invasion of 1814. They subsequently fought at Chippewa, Lundy's Lane and the Fort Erie. For these actions, the regiment earned the battle honour of "Niagara".
The other squadron had been stationed south of Montreal and participated in the Battle of Plattsburgh. They were sent back to England in August 1816.

I painted them in early war uniform and based them for AWRG to fit with the growing War of 1812 army project that I originally started for my son. They are Victrix metals which are not too bad but the separate arms need filling and shaping at the joints to get rid of the gaps.


Bluewillow said…
nice mate, I have been painting a lot of 1812 stuff for John P from Canberra. Have a look at my napoleonic blog fro some pics

Frostydog said…
1812 an odd little war what side are you painting?

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