Tuesday, 17 December 2013

the Prussian cavalry

Unlike the other armies of the 100 Days Campaign, the Prussian army did not have large contingents of cavalry.  Doled out in packets to each corps, their cavalry was not organized in large bodies, indeed during the campaign they only employed light horse, be it called ulans, hussars, landwehr or dragoons.

Thus with the ratios and organization I am employing, the whole Prussian horse is some only some 6 elements strong; with each corps having 1 or 2 elements attached to each respectively.  And quite the mix of types they were. I sought to have one regiment represent each brigade which I completed recently.



The two ulans, two landwehr, one dragoon and hussar elements are, for the most part, metal Perrys but for the plastic 6th Hussars which I made and painted earlier. [ see previous post  ]

Oh, and if you love lancers, Prussians are for you, as only the hussars and dragoons do NOT use the lance.   By March of 1815, regulations stated that all lances carry the white over black pennons rather than the various regimental colored pennons previously.


6 comments:

  1. Lovely work as always, Doug. I bet it was fun painting up the variety of troops without having to paint squadrons of each. Best, Dean

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    1. Dean,
      Like the impressionists, the painting effect is perhaps more than the individual brush strokes. Or in other words, don't look too close :-)
      And yes, the variety is the spice of Napoleonics..... all part of the cunning plan......

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  2. Looking good!

    Shame you are not depicting the units with more minis... it would be worth it!

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    1. Yes but then I would have to paint just more of the same :-)
      Even if one paints units of 30, they are only a mere 30 trying to represent say a unit of 600. Still representational. Pretty yes, I agreed and I have done that in other collections but in this I get to paint up lots of different units in this and still have a great and grand Napoleonic game which is the point of the exercise.

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  3. They are looking very nice, great poses and paitnjob!

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    1. The Perry sculpts always paint up well as they are also wargamers and painters thus keep them fairly easy to paint. Very natural poses help.
      thanks for the kind words, Phil.

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