Monday, 16 January 2017
French Heavy Cavalry: French Revolutionary War 1799 Project
Now, I know that there were no French heavy cavalry involved in attempting to stop Suvorov in Switzerland in 1799 but I don't care. These three squadrons will do for the undoubted expansion of this little project into the Italian campaign of 1799 (Trebbia, Novi etc.) or even to the abortive Anglo-Russian campaign in Flanders in 1799. The figures are all Trent Miniatures and although on the chunky side I do rather like them. Easy to paint too.
The top and bottom photos show two squadrons of heavy cavalry from different regiments. I am organising my French mounted troops as mainly single squadron regiments, mainly to reflect the poor state of French revolutionary cavalry regiments and also so I can have a little variety. The middle photo is of the 8th Cavalry, the only regiment of heavy cavalry to wear a cuirass at this time.