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madcam2us04 May 2018 6:28 a.m. PST

Hello…

Looking for a suitable figure to represent the 8th Hussars post 1813 for the 3d sqd.

this is what they should look like…

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Barring finding a figure, would this work?

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or

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Thanks for any help in this…

Onomarchos Supporting Member of TMP04 May 2018 7:06 a.m. PST

The second group of figs look like they would work.

Mark

wrgmr104 May 2018 9:55 a.m. PST

I agree, second group would work.

Prince of Essling Supporting Member of TMP04 May 2018 1:50 p.m. PST

I would treat the Mont St Jean site with a little caution as according to the sources available to me the 8th Hussars were raised on 7 March 1815 and became formally the 8th hussar regiment on 25 March. The Regiment was formed with a squadron of the 2nd Leib Hussar Regiment (?4th squadron), 1 squadron from the 2nd Hussar regiment and 1 squadron from 6th Hussar Regiment.

As to the Von Hellwig streifkorps Hussars see Knotel plates:

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Uniform Plate by Friedrich Neumann (courtesy of Napoleon series):
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Von Hellwig's Streifkorps were used to form the 1st and 2nd squadrons of the 7th Uhlan regiment with von Schill's Streifkorps used to form the 3rd squadron.

ferg98105 May 2018 2:36 a.m. PST

IMHO the second lot will do the trick

At 18mm no one will really notice unless you are one of those UBER painters that make 18mm look like 54mm. In which case it's your own fault really :D

J

seneffe07 May 2018 2:47 p.m. PST

I must admit- I always thought the Red Dolman-ed Hussar/Lancers of the Hellwig Streifkorps eneed up as part of the 7th Uhlans not the 8th Hussars.

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Oliver Schmidt08 May 2018 8:11 a.m. PST

The squadron which the 2. Schlesisches Husaren-Regiment sent to the new 8. Husaren-Regiment was its 4th squadron, dressed in red.

In 1813, the 3rd and 4th squadron of the 2. Schlesisches Husaren-Regiment had been sent to form the nucleus of Hellwig's Freikorps. In 1813, they received red uniforms of British origin, together with the other two squadrons raised by Hellwig (and there was an additonal squadron of Freiwillige Jäger, in green litewkas).

In 1814, after the war, the two old squadrons came back to the 2. Schlesisches Husaren-Regiment (they had been considered as "detached" only), the newly raised squadrons remained with Hellwig, to end up in the 7. Ulanen-Regiment.

So in 1815, you will find Hellwig's red hussar uniforms in the 2. Schlesisches Husaren-Regiment (3rd squadron), in the 8. Husaren-Regiment and in the 7. Ulanen-Regiment.

Possibly, only those in the 7. Ulanen-Regiment had colpacks. The sources are silent on the head dresses of the two hussar regiments in 1815.

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