Today I have been painting 3mm (1:600) dragoons.
I was wondering how, in this scale, I would differentiate between horse and dragoons, then remembered my plan from several weeks ago – to put horse in close order with 3 ranks of 4 to a base, and dragoons in more open order with three ranks of 3 to a base.
Next I started to get annoyed with the figure designer for making his cavalry in a standing pose but command units galloping, until I realised that my “Dragoons” appear on closer inspection to be the right-hand riders, or postilions, for the horse artillery teams. I am not sure how common these were in the 18th century, but I’m not going back now.
Standing, galloping, whatever. The model horses are about 0.025 hands and nobody but me is ever likely to play with these toys, and if I try hard enough I CAN refuse to see the mistake.