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Imrazor22 Jun 2022 1:05 p.m. PST

hi everyone,
i have a few questions concerning the Vistula Lancers.
1. There was only 1 regiment of lancers right?
2. Which models are best suited for them? As i live in Germany its very difficult to get a lot of the metal models. I thought of using either the Victrix guard lancer models or the warlord Vistula lancers, but both aren't perfect. any suggestions?
Thank you!

Prince of Essling22 Jun 2022 1:18 p.m. PST

2 regiments (though the 2nd was short lived as part of the Legion before both became part of the French Army):
On 7 February 1811 a decree was issued by Napoleon ordering the formation of a second regiment of cavalry as part of the Vistula Legion to have the same establishment as the original regiment and that the two should be known as 1e &
2eme Regiment Lanciers de la Légion de La Vistula.

On 18 June 1811 both regiments were detached from the Vistula Légion and became the 7e and 8e Chevauleger Lanciers de Ligne as part of the newly formed French Chevauleger Lanciers of the Line. Both of the new regiments retained their Polish integrity initially but by 1812 had started to accept Germans and other foreign nationals into the ranks.

Imrazor22 Jun 2022 1:28 p.m. PST

ok, i thought i had read soemthing about a second one, thanks!

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