A few days ago I purchased a small lot of figures, amongst which were a small group of Minifigs 'One Piece Castings' (OPC) cavalry figures. I was particularly attracted to two Russian cavalry men that I had not seen before. One is a dragoon and the other a hussar (see last picture). There were two other OPC figures in the group, which I initially assumed to be the British Napoleonic hussar (which I have seen before) and what I considered to be a Brunswick hussar.
However, on closer inspection the Brunswicker did not look quite right:
Here is a picture of our man next to the British Hussar:
I wonder, if our figure is in fact a Crimean War figure depicting a light dragoon? The reason I suggest this is that the British heavy dragoon and lancer OPCs have plumes (not worn in the Crimea) and in full dress the 1850s British Light Dragoon had a feathered plume as above.
I took a look at the Lone S ranger site, but alas there is no picture of a Light Dragoon.
here are the four figures from the group lined up together, with the two Russians on the end:
I would welcome any thoughts. Does anyone have another example of this figure?