The Lord

Freitag, 30. Mai 2014

Dragoons repainted

Hi Friends,

i wich you all a happy weekend. There are some pics from the Dragoons repaintet. Now, they have the Indian Service Dress. They are the 1st Kings Dragoons. They served in India, Sudan and China.

my workbench..

the Dragoons... 

Captain Frederick Henry Rossendale, his Bugler and the Regimental Corporal Major Ross. 

There we have three Guardsmen....

So long, please tell me, what do you think about ?

Dienstag, 27. Mai 2014

Corps of Guides - Mardan Headquarter Garrison [I]

Hello Friends,
i have made some better pictures i think. There is my command of the Corps of Guides Cavalry Unit. The Commandant of this part of the Corps is
The Hon. Colonel Sir Charles Comyn Egerton GSB, DSO(** ). I have search a long time. Winstons Churchills Book The River War was a help.
 I think you can now take a look at the colors i used. In real it looks much better i think.
The Bugler is Daffadar Sarim Kodar Khan, who joint 2nd Bengal Cavalry firsttime of his service and will be transferd to Corps of Guides five years before the starting the  Second Anglo-Afghan War in 1878.
The last one is an old KCIO, who served firsttime as young sowar in the Madras Army of the Hon. East Indian Company. In time of the mutiny he fight in the loyal corps under command of General Colin Campbell. After the mutiny he was promoted to an Daffadar and later Jemadar ICO, Now, Banda Rao Singh is an Rissaldar Major of the Corps of Guides and Second in Command. In 1865 he had the honor to join to an KCIO.

There is an Picture of all three.
At last the 1st/14th Kings Dragoons Guards (Kings Own Hussars).......on the workbench... and the Corps of Guides native Cavalry.......
So long,

Mittwoch, 21. Mai 2014

200th Blogpost - Gordon Pascha - The Hero of Khartoum

Hi Guys!
That's a coincidence indeed. Right now I have my 200th post. For me, this is something special and I want to dedicate him one or two men. The first is the history known as Major General Charles Gordon, better known as Chinese Gordon and Gordon Pasha.

This man may be regarded controversial, to quote Winston Churchill.
But yet he had a property which constitutes a good soldier and general, namely trust, believe and courage.

Whether the legends about him are correct or not, he has impressed me, me, a little boy from Germany, whose historically conditioned upbringing of his own country has literally blown away, these properties.
On January 26, 2015 his death is 130 years ago, but the world is not better then the time of his life. There are two Links to wikipedia. First in german, and the second in english: Gordon Pascha (Ger.)  and  Gordon Pascha (Engl.). My feeling is that Gordon had a solid feel to its creator, not in vain, he made his own thoughts, around the Christ.
The second man I want to say thank you is Charlton Heston. Also, he is not without controversy, but for me a lot of good actors in the roles played, especially historical.

In my opinion one of his best, if not the best, the lone general in the deep dark Sudan. The general standing alone and knows that he will not get the help at the right time, if ever. There are the Links: Charlton Heston (Engl.) and Charlton Heston (Ger.).

Thank you, Mr. Heston!
Hope you enjoy my 200th post!
Greetings and so long

1st Kings Dragoon Guards/ Corps of Guides (The Queens Own/Lumsdens) - Service Dress

Have made them with my tablet....but you see my first repainted Models.

This ist "The Commandant", my Colonel of the Guides  (named later ;-)), and an Buggler Sowar with Rissaldar Major. The Colonel had an with Pithhelm because he is the Commandant. I have paint the pants in white with red cockade.
The Turbans are blue.....hope i can make better pics next time....sorry
Cheers, Gordon

Dienstag, 20. Mai 2014

Service Dress -Part III

Hallo Friends !
now, it is time to take a look at the possibilities. I have search in internet for some pics about the Indian Army in British Service of the British Raj. That means the time after the Great Mutiny from 1857. There we have an Rissaldar from 13th Bengal Lancers. Dark Blue and white Trousers. 
The next picture shows us an british Officer in the Uniform of the 1st Madras Cavalry. The Trousers are the same like the other, real british Regimenst, but the Jacket ist an very funny blue.
On this picture we have two Guides from the Corps of Guides. On the left Infantry on the right cavalry.

There are european Officers from the 1st Bengal Cavalry, called the Skinners Horse. They have yellow Jackets.
 Ok, so long this time. I am very interestet wich Regiment i want to paint for.

Montag, 19. Mai 2014

Service Dress Dilemma - Second

Hi Guys,

first time i wanna say thanks ! There was a feedback about my questions, with help. So i finde this old picture with uniforms from Sudan, India, Zulu and Beor War.

Now I have to think first what kind British army I want to paint.

My first and still favorite incidence is to paint a British Indian Army. With Corps of Guides, some Sepoyunits and British Regiment in India.

Lord Chelmsfords South African Army is an second thought, and the Sudan withi Wolsley ore Kitchener maybe.

And there are Canadian Regiment and units who are making with these figures.

What do you think i should do this summer ?

I will do a survey and what was coming out, I'll paint ...
Please, help !
So long,
Lord Gordon

Donnerstag, 15. Mai 2014

Service Dress Dilemma

Now my dilemma is perfect.
As for my native cavalry, they should be the Corps of Guides.

But my British cavalry ... a dilemma!

Do any of you still references relating to the Service Dress while serving in India?

The 17th Lancers look similar, such as the 10th Hussare in Sudan, as do suggest the Perry twins.

But that's me .... just ... has an idea for

1) a British cavalry regiment
2) in the Indian Service between 1870-1900
3) best with reference?

I have some red in remembrance of jackets, white Piths and blue pants. Does anyone have pictures of the 1st Kings Dragoon?
Thanks !!!!

Montag, 12. Mai 2014

Book review [2] - Bernard Cornwell, "Sharpe´s Fury"

English Layout


The acclaimed twenty-first novel in the number one bestselling series featuring Richard Sharpe.
In the winter of 1811, the war seems lost. All Spain has fallen to the French, except for Cadiz, now the Spanish capital and itself under siege.
In Cadiz, Richard Sharpe discovers more than one enemy. One of them, a baleful priest, finds a weapon to break the British alliance and Sharpe must find ways to defeat him in a sinister war of knife and treachery in the dark alleys of the city. As a small British force is trapped by a French army, their only hope lies with the outnumbered redcoats who, on a hill beside the sea, refuse to admit defeat. And there, in the sweltering horror of Barrosa, Sharpe finds his old enemy Colonel Vandal once again.

German Layout
I first met Sharpe with in the the BBC series, starring Sean Bean. Since then I have devoured each film.
I start reading the books later, however, begun late to be exact with Sharpe's Tiger, now the first novel of the series now (at least as far as the chronology).
My experience with Cornwell i first had with the Uthred Book Series. But I have to say that his present and his style of writing, I sometimes like better than the old time books. This may of course be due to the translation from English into German, but you will notice when each book was written (at least I tell myself that one).
Sharpe's Fury is also such a book like this new cornwell style. It was "between" the old pushed because Cornwell wanted Sharpe in the siege of Cadiz. I think this book is great. Of course i am biased, of course I'm a fan, but as I did above, hopefully clear, not every book is well written.
So i can recommend it to you. Enjoy.

O'er the hills and o'er the main

Through Flanders, Portugal and Spain.
King George commands and we obey
Over the hills and far away.

- by John Tams aka Sergeant Daniel Hagmann


Hi Guys,

i hope to start in Hobby back with slow march. Firsttime i must look about my workbench and all the projects that lay down.

There are

- some Tau Battlesuits in Waiting
- some Sons of Eorl, Eorlingas and Arnor Rangers
- 20th Praetorian and the Brigades Part like the Adeptus Militarum
- NEW : British Corps of Guides*

I hope i can send you some Pics in next weeks.
Also i clean up my garage and find some old first conversions. I will send you the pics as soon as possible.

So, greetings and  good day


*The Minis are Minis from the Perry Twins. First time i wantet them as Cavalry of the 20th Praetorian, but now i will make some realy historics ...