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Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP29 Mar 2017 11:01 a.m. PST

aw, do not keep us wondering.

If there is one French Cavalry unit that is totally ignored, it is this lot. Hussars, Lancers, so much better turned out for light cavalry…….

But these lads did the job, when needed. Tell us more

Dr Jeckyll Supporting Member of TMP29 Mar 2017 12:08 p.m. PST

I posted photos of all 17 regiments I have of French line chasseurs, in 15mm, but for some reason all the photos ended up super small, so I gave up.
Will try again later when I build up the energy to copy-paste-snipp-snipp again from my flickr, 17 times over, again…

dragon629 Mar 2017 12:15 p.m. PST

Do one and see if you are pasting the thumbnail photo or the actual photo before you go to all the effort

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP29 Mar 2017 1:27 p.m. PST

You really mean all 17 regts….like you did the hussars?

You are a very sad person.

But how wonderful to see them, if remotely as good as your hussars…….

Keep us guessing!

John Miller Inactive Member29 Mar 2017 7:10 p.m. PST

Dr. Jeckyll: Love the French chasseurs. Looking forward to your efforts. Thanks, John Miller

Art30 Sep 2017 3:15 p.m. PST

G'Day Liam

While this is not an antidote of some great skirmish…it is interesting…something that you would read hussars doing…hence this is at least different…even make a diorama of it…on the Pau road at night with torches to show the way…

On the 17th of March 1814,

Oman, volume 7, pp 439

"…Soult made the one effective move—on an infinitesimal scale—of his whole campaign. A reconnaissance party of 100 picked men on picked horses, from his left-wing cavalry, made a wide sweep round Wellington's extreme southern flank, and created considerable alarm in his rear. This raid was headed by a Captain Daunia of the 5th Chasseurs."

"He crossed the Pau road by night, and appeared on the 18th at Hagetmau near St. Sever, where he rushed the town at dawn, and captured six medical officers, a small convoy, and two drafts of convalescents who were on their way to the front—nearly a hundred prisoners in all."

"He made off without a moment's delay, and rejoined Pierre Soult that same night, having covered 84 kilometres in thirty hours. Wellington, unable to believe that this raid had been executed by regular cavalry at such a distance from the enemy's front, concluded that it was the work of a partisan corps of local irregulars…"

Best Regards

von Winterfeldt30 Sep 2017 11:51 p.m. PST

go for

20e Chasseurs à Cheval – Un régiment de cavalerie légère, you can download it from google books, there is a wealth of details about Chasseurs à cheval to be found.

Also there are 3 volumes about their orgisation and uniforms by Letrun and Mongin : Chasseurs à Cheval

I like especially volume I covering the period of 1779 to 1800.

Art01 Oct 2017 1:11 a.m. PST

Yes of course…Parquin and the 20e Chasseurs à Cheval…and at one time each squadron had its own color for their mounts…

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Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP01 Oct 2017 2:39 a.m. PST

What a great tale….the sort of thing we expect from Mr Cornwall not Oman! Ever tried to capture the lighting effect of a torch in the dark on a figure? I tried once on Aragon for LOTR…..he looked like a tangerine

Art01 Oct 2017 12:38 p.m. PST

G'Day Liam,

If you were to take an HO scale light…it would be easy to turn it into a 28mm torch…

Well food for thought anyway… ;-)

I'm thinking of something of that nature for a Gothic Hyde Park…or using torches for a combo team of Indiana Jones and Rick O'Connell meeting up with Allan Quartermain…hunting for a mummy ;-)

Best Regards

Glencairn05 Oct 2017 8:49 a.m. PST

Chasseurs did a lot of the 'dirty' work in the army..I'd strongly recommend picking up the Osprey on these troops..covers tons of material that's missing from the tome on the Hussars.

Gunfreak Supporting Member of TMP05 Oct 2017 1:29 p.m. PST

I just finished two squadrons of 1st chasseurs a cheval using perry plastic hussar box.

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP05 Oct 2017 1:38 p.m. PST

Show us. The Gallery is quiet. Even yer phone type pictures these days are enough to get us salivating. Modern tech will show them however unskilled you are

I love technology me. I bought a 35mm camera in 1989 for £800.00 GBP+. (in 1989 it was £800.00 GBP plus)It had a ring flash, x2 magnification, massive macro lens, motor drive etc…..recently similar on e Bay for about £50.00 GBP, so I gave it to the local charity shop! Who wants film cameras these days?

Gunfreak Supporting Member of TMP05 Oct 2017 2:03 p.m. PST

Picturs will come up tomorrow.
When I steal wife's camera and I can take outdoor pictures.

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP05 Oct 2017 2:15 p.m. PST

Yes…you must, I will pray for sun

Gunfreak Supporting Member of TMP05 Oct 2017 2:26 p.m. PST

I did check the forecast. And it should be sunny.
I'll take pictures after I go to the post office and pick up what i think is some 1806 Prussians and French

Art08 Oct 2017 11:52 a.m. PST

G'Day Liam et Hans-Karl,

Have you ever seen a 28mm figure that could represent the 16e…?

Quelques régiments de chasseurs, comme le 16e, ont porté pendant quelque temps des plaques de shako rayonnantes, probablement inspirées de celle des lanciers polonais de la Garde.

Best Regards

Art08 Oct 2017 2:58 p.m. PST

G'Day Hans-Karl,

31e Régiment de Chasseurs à cheval…how would you make this regiment…?

Le 31e régiment de chasseurs à cheval est formé en Espagne par décret du 7 septembre 1811 des 1er et 2e régiments provisoires de cavalerie légère. Ces régiments étaient composés des 4e escadrons des 5e régiment de hussards, 11e, 12e et 24e régiments de chasseurs à cheval.

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