French 1st Heavy Cavalry Division c.1812

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Re: French 1st Heavy Cavalry Division c.1812

Post by janner » Sat Dec 05, 2015 11:10 am

...and here's their commander:

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Post by Friedrich August I. » Sat Dec 05, 2015 11:24 am

The are excellent! Well done!
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"Sort your filth out by yourself!" The King of Saxony Friedrich August III., at his abdication 1918, referred to the quarrels in the parliament and the squabbling within the provisional government.
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Post by Greystreak » Sat Dec 05, 2015 9:51 pm

Very pretty indeed! :D
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Post by janner » Sun Dec 13, 2015 11:59 am

Many thanks for the kind words.

Here's the full regiment and their commander:

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More piccies here: http://jannersjaunt.blogspot.dk/2015/12 ... -xiii.html
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Re: French 1st Heavy Cavalry Division c.1812

Post by Captain of Dragoons » Wed Dec 16, 2015 4:21 pm

WOW :!: 8)

No doubt this regiment will extend the limits of glory on the table top as we know them.

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Post by janner » Tue Dec 22, 2015 12:44 pm

They'll surely fail misserably on their first deployment - 'tis the law!
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Post by Friedrich August I. » Tue Dec 22, 2015 1:20 pm

janner wrote:They'll surely fail misserably on their first deployment - 'tis the law!
Don't talk you into this - it is not true...not allways :wink:
Remember my GNW Leib Regiment?

http://leagueofaugsburg.blogspot.co.uk/ ... oland.html

They were still w e t in their pants....errr....w e t in their paints... when

"...In the second run the Saxons steamrollered through the centre giving Glory Hunting Gunter a moment of joy when the Guards went down to his buff coated Leib Cuirassiers." :D :D
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Re: French 1st Heavy Cavalry Division c.1812

Post by janner » Wed Dec 23, 2015 10:29 am

Only a single regiment from this division has seen action so far, but I can't wait to get them all into action :D

Anyway, next up:

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1er régiment de chevau-legers lanciers were formed by Imperial decree on 18 June 1811 from 1er régiment de dragons, then stationed in Iberia. It joined five other dragoon regiments that converted to lancers, along with two existing lancer regiments from the Vistula Legion and 30e régiment de chasseurs á cheval (formerly the Hamburg Dragoons).

More on their history and further photos can be found here: http://jannersjaunt.blogspot.dk/2015/12 ... ciers.html
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Re: French 1st Heavy Cavalry Division c.1812

Post by Gunfreak » Wed Dec 23, 2015 11:46 am

Wonderfull lights!

Lets just hope the pointed sticks(of steel) can make up for the lack of armor.
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Post by janner » Wed Dec 23, 2015 9:16 pm

Brass rods and, yes, I've already stabbed myself many times :D
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Post by janner » Wed Dec 30, 2015 2:39 pm

The light horse lancers brought my 2015 project to a successful conclusion.

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A French Heavy Cavalry Division c.1812 set-up for Black Powder rules: Eighty seven cavalrymen and four cannon with limbers - all 28mm metals by Perry Miniatures. Flags by GMB and MDF bases by Warbases.

http://jannersjaunt.blogspot.dk/2015/12 ... rs-xv.html
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Re: French 1st Heavy Cavalry Division c.1812

Post by Friedrich August I. » Wed Dec 30, 2015 2:47 pm

Top quality historical and in terms of your painting style!
Now go and smash your enemies on the Battlefield with them :wink: :D
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"Sort your filth out by yourself!" The King of Saxony Friedrich August III., at his abdication 1918, referred to the quarrels in the parliament and the squabbling within the provisional government.
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