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Nine pound round20 Feb 2019 6:56 p.m. PST

An interesting little experiment, a couple of spectacularly-uniformed light infantry battalions, converted from cavalry volunteers, who fought with MacDonald's Army of the Grisons in 1800-1801.

Did anyone ever make them in 15mm?

Robert le Diable21 Feb 2019 12:31 p.m. PST

Don't know if any manufacturer ever made these troops specifically, but it's certainly possible to make dismounted (French) Hussars of slightl later period by using Minifigs French Horse Artillery, since the uniform is basically a braided dolman, with breeches and Hungarian boots, and the officer even has a pelisse. These can be augmented by the French Garde Horse Artillery pack, with some carving of the kolpak. You could carve the shako down to a mirliton, or perhaps use Prussian Hussars of the 1806 period for the mirliton. I think there's a Minifigs pack of Revolutionary light infantry with mirlitons, the figures being cast in a very energetic charging pose.

HappyHussar23 Feb 2019 9:44 p.m. PST

Robert – great idea … yes, not used much but would make a nice conversation piece during a game ..

I love the French artillery uniforms of the Rev. Wars period (1792-1801)… no less than six uniform styles for foot and horse artillery …

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