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Monday, November 28, 2016

28mm Napoleonic British Household Cavalry (The Blues & Royals)

The British had a lot of cavalry during the Napoleonic wars. Unfortunately most of it was at home. Happily, the Household Cavalry; the Horse Guards and the Life Guards, (the "Blues" and the "Royals"); came out to play in the Peninsula and at Waterloo. Here they are in their spiffy Waterloo uniforms.

They have a pretty uniform today which includes a Cuirass. If you have a chance to see them at the Trooping of the Colour you will find the experience rewarding. You might even see this bloke from the Auxiliary Grenadiers!

The metal is from Elite miniatures. They have a fantastic range. They have outlets in the UK and Australia.

The Household Cavalry (The "Blues")

The "Blues" and "Royals" together

The Life Guards (The "Royals")


  1. Two stunning units! Great work.

  2. Fabulous painting – but a factual correction. The Life Guards are not "The Royals". The blue-coated regiment is indeed "the Blues" or Royal Horse Guards. "The Royals" were the 1st (Royal) Dragoons. The "Blues and Royals" was formed in 1969 from their merger. See, amongst other sources,