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paperbattles30 Oct 2023 9:56 a.m. PST

This unit is still in the Italian Army, with train pulled by horses. This tradition comes from the First Italian Indipendence War (1848-49). Following up my project of 1:1 ratio fighting battles, I wanted to reproduce with plenty of details this fantastic unit called with the nickname "voloire" from the Piedmontese dialect "fliying" (units).

I started on my blog a topic, still under construciotion that depite my English (I also have few time to dedicate to this) I hope will offer a lot of info on this unit.

Meanwhile I am preparing teplates for my papersoldiers as usual with a lot of reseaches on all the details (figures, composition etc.)

I am happy of the result but still I have to increase the topic with other info

Some example:



79thPA Supporting Member of TMP30 Oct 2023 11:53 a.m. PST

Very nice.

Grelber31 Oct 2023 7:34 a.m. PST

I find the detail on the sponge interesting; It is different from the ones I'm used to.

I once read that most of the larger militaries still have small horse mounted units for ceremonial purposes. I had not known about Italy's mounted unit. Somebody needs to do an illustrated coffee table book on the subject.


paperbattles31 Oct 2023 11:14 a.m. PST

@Grelber if you check on youtube and write "voloire" you will find this unit still operative (mostly for parade purpose) with firing guns.

You read into my mind: I am going (at least this is my project) to write a handbook (I don't know what is a coffe table book) with pictures, my template and also pictures of small dioramas, concerning the Piedmontese Army in 1848, starting from 1848-49. In Italian, due to my poor English…

@79thPA big thanks

paperbattles31 Oct 2023 11:17 a.m. PST

and idea for the diorama I was speaking about

paperbattles10 Nov 2023 5:36 a.m. PST

new (and corrected) templates

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