After looking at the Perry's French Dragoons I decided to use two boxes to do a large regiment - say 24 figures - which would give me two for casualty bases/markers. In doing so I decided to do a full command stand with 'tete de colon' figures which similarly to infantry is an officer, standard bearer, musician and sapper. Originally being mounted infantry, dragoons uniquely had a small mounted sapper unit of about eight men led by a senior NCO (Chef de Sapeurs) and I felt this figure would make an ideal one for the Head of Column' command stand.
For reference I used the late Angus McBride's wonderful illustration in the old Osprey's 'Dragoons and Lancers' (Plate C2) of a Chef des Sapeurs of the 19th. The Perry's figures being in a post-1810 uniform, I made my guy into a Chef of the 4th Regt.
Although they were usually reserved for trumpeters, as he was an 'elite' of an elite as it were, he's a bit special so I mounted him on a grey. My other license was to give him a unique chopper. Being the boss I thought he deserved a special version with a bill-hook reverse and a spike (I have seen one like it) - a bit more useful than the usual bit of cutlery!
I'm happy with the way he turned out. I just have to base the figure, which I will do on a single, so I can add him to the command stand or elite squadron stands as required.