Cavalleria della Legione Britannica della Guerra di Indipendenza Americana, 1778–1783

1:76 Scale Figure Conversions

Cavalleria della Legione Britannica, dragoni leggeri di Tarleton, 1:76 Soldatini Airfix

La Legione Britannica wore elmetti modello Tarleton. Some sources, e paintings show them in coatees. Un ufficiale a cavallo della artiglieria britannica nel periodo napoleonico may be used as the basis for this conversion, removing the frogging from the figure’s chest, trimming away the collar, e the sash. The horse is taken from George Washington, the mounted officer figure in Washington’s Army (Airfix).

The work should be done con a new scalpel blade, to ensure clean cuts. To avoid injury, place the figure on a cutting board, ed always cut away from your body. The frogging on the officer’s chest can be sliced off easily, leaving only the central row of buttons. The sash needs to be lifted off prudentamente, e the area beneath it sculpted into the shape of the coatee. Finally, the collar should be reduced to resemble the smaller style worn in the late secolo XVIII. Nicks in the surface of the remodelled area can be smoothed over con a layer of PVA white glue painted onto the figure.

Parts Required

  • Ufficiale a cavallo della artiglieria britannica, Airfix 01746
  • Washington’s Horse, Airfix 01739

American Provincial Troops

Loyalist cavalleria frequently adopted the clothing style della Legione Britannica di Banastre Tarleton:

Cavalleria della Legione Britannica, 5th American Regiment, 1778-1783
  • Green jacket
  • Black cuffs, e collar, trimmed con white lace (oro per ufficiali).
  • Brass buttons.
  • Buckskin (tan) breeches.
  • Black leather belts e pouches are shown in the famous painting by Sir Joshua Reynolds.
  • Black elmo Tarleton, con green turbante, e green plume on the left side.
  • Shabraque colours are not known con certainty. Green shabraques like those of the Queen’s Rangers Hussars are likely, but other colours may have been used on campaign.
  • Brown pistol holsters con black fur covers.
Queen’s Rangers Hussars, 1st American Regiment, 1778-1783
  • Green jacket
  • Green cuffs, e collar.
  • Pewter buttons.
  • Green breeches worn over short boots.
  • Black leather belts e pouches.
  • Tall black cylindrical hussar shakò con green bag, e silver crescent badge.
  • Green shabraque con silver crescent badge in all corners.
  • Brown pistol holsters con black fur covers.
Queen’s Rangers Dragoons, 1st American Regiment, 1780-1783
  • Green jacket
  • Black cuffs, e collar, trimmed con white lace (oro per ufficiali).
  • Brass buttons.
  • Buckskin breeches.
  • Black leather belts e pouches.
  • Black elmo Tarleton, con green turban, e green over white? plume on the left side.
  • Green shabraque con silver crescent badge in all corners.
  • Brown pistol holsters con black fur covers.

Quattro companies of dragoni were raised in Philadelphia in 1777, e they were usually attached to the Queen’s Rangers, alla Legione Britannica, o the King’s American Dragoons raised in 1782. The last tre of these companies were ordered to change to green coats, while they were serving con the Queen’s Rangers, although Captain Stanford of the Bucks County Dragoons seems to have retained his red coat.

  • West Jersey Cavalleria, Lt. Col. John van Dyke
  • Bucks County Dragoons, Captain Thomas Stanford
  • Philadelphia Light Dragoons, Captain Richard Hoveden
  • James’s Troops of Provincial Dragoons, Captain Jacob James

Other Cavalleria Provinciale e Tedesca

  • King’s Orange Rangers were raised as mounted rifles in 1776. The unit was dressed in green coats faced in orange, white smallclothes, tricorns, e gaiters. By 1781, they had changed to red coats faced con yellow.
  • Brunswick Dragoon Regiment Prinz Ludwig arrived in Quebec in 1776, without horses. The unit was destroyed in a raid against Bennington, Vermont, trying to capture mounts. The dragoni wore light blue uniforme in stile prussiano con yellow facing. Drummers sported reversed colours, yellows coats con light blue facings, e light blue/yellow lace.
  • Cacciatori a cavallo di Assia-Cassel wore green coats con crimson lapels, cuffs, collars e turnbacks, green waistcoats, leather breeches, e black riding boots. Cacciatori a cavallo were typically employed as couriers e scouts.
  • American Legion, raised by Benedict Arnold after his defection in 1780.
  • South Carolina Realisti were converted to dragoni in 1781.

American Provincial cavalleria played an important role in the guerra di indipendenza americana, participating in raids, ed in many of the battles against the Continental Army. To avoid confusion con rebel cavalleria, Loyalist troopers adopted the elmo Tarleton, which became the regulation headdress of cavalleria leggera britannica, ed artiglieria a cavallo after the war.

Bibliografia

Anthony De Lyall & K. Schultheis

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Soldatini della Guerra di Indipendenza Americana