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paperbattles14 Feb 2024 1:59 a.m. PST

At the Battle of Custoza there was a very impressive episode: the 13th Uhlanen Regiment Von Trani, led by its Colonel von Ratakowski, charged like in Napoleonic times an Italian square This regiment had a very pŤarticular uniform that hence inspired the new patterns of the Austrian Cavalry. As usual I did my reasearches, hoping to meet your historical interest.


Grelber14 Feb 2024 11:25 a.m. PST

It looks like he is carrying his lance in his left hand. Most lancers carried their lance in the right hand.
Is the shaft crossing over the horse's neck so they can attack somebody on the rider's left? Was this regiment (or the whole Austrian service) different from other countries and carried their lances on the left?
Nice looking figure other than that. I do like the shade of blue on their trousers and pelisse.


79thPA Supporting Member of TMP14 Feb 2024 12:42 p.m. PST

I do like that Raffaele Pontremoli painting.

I appreciate your dedication to paper soldiers.

paperbattles15 Feb 2024 5:05 a.m. PST

@Grebler: you are right. Consider it a poetic license. The regiment carried the lance on the right,but considering that I do just one side and it will fit front and verso I use one version, trying to point out the best, giving no particular importance to the side (the same occurred with Romans, Normans etc.). The final effect is good in any way.

@79PA I do my best to inspire people to not very well known topic

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