- 28mm scale
- 14 mounted figures
- Uniform guide
- Unpainted figures, assembly with glue and painting required
- Molded in gray
This Perry Miniatures kit covers all the regiments of the British Light Dragoons from 1808 -1815 which includes the Peninsula War and Waterloo Campaign uniforms.
The British army experimented with light cavalry in the 1740s, prompted by the French creation of hussar regiments. However, it was not until the 1750s that the British converted some dragoon regiments into light cavalry, these regiments being officially designated 'Light Dragoons'. All British light cavalry regiments (numbered 7th and upwards) were titled Light Dragoons until 1806-1807, when four were re-classified as 'Hussars'. From 1816 more Light Dragoon regiments were reclassified as lancers or hussars, a tendency that continued throughout the 19th century.
During the Napoleonic Wars the British had 14 regiments of Light Dragoons which had been formed to carry out the roles of scouting and patrolling.