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RogerC29 May 2017 11:50 a.m. PST

Last of the Winged Hussars finished and up on the blog, write up with a few more pics for this interested.


Andrew Preziosi Supporting Member of TMP29 May 2017 12:50 p.m. PST

Title was a bit misleading to me, BUT…good chance to ask here.

Why and when did "Winged Hussars" disappear and did they dress "ala' Hussard" in traditional gear when not wearing armor/wings?

(PS…the figures look pert near damn good)!

goragrad29 May 2017 1:16 p.m. PST

Very nice!

RogerC29 May 2017 3:12 p.m. PST

Cheers Guys. Andrew this was almost the last gasp of the Winged Hussars, the term Hussar being a bit misleading as these were never the light cavalry in braided jackets of later Hussars, I think they gradually phased out between 1700 and 1776, even in the Great Northern War there were very few of these units left. From memory the OOB I saw for a Polish army in this period showed a formation with a banner of Winged Hussars at the front, 4 banners of Pancerni in the second line and a unit of light cavalry in support.

RogerC01 Jun 2017 9:41 a.m. PST

Andrew just checked, the Polish Seym or Parliament abolished the Hussars, they were ineffective against the firepower of their enemies and very expensive. Cavalry would now be the lance armed light national cavalry which eventually would become the Uhlans or Polish Lancers of the Napoleoic period.

RogerC02 Jun 2017 7:11 a.m. PST

Sorry that was in 1775.

Personal logo Il Granatiere Supporting Member of TMP02 Jun 2017 7:59 a.m. PST

In any case a wonderful unit!

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