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Personal logo ColCampbell Supporting Member of TMP writes:

Whether regarded as light or heavy, in 1813-1814 they were considered battlefield cavalry, just like the cuirassiers. In fact both the I (Army of Silesia) and III Korps (Army of the North) "heavy" brigades in their corps cavalry were composed entirely of dragoons. All the cuirassiers were brigaded in the II Korps with the Army of Bohemia.

Jim


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Warlord Games Prussian Cavalry

Landwehr Cavalry & Dragoons

Prussian Uhlans and Hussars are already available for pre-order, but what of the Landwehr cavalry and Dragoons? Have no fear, they'll be available very soon. We've already discussed the efficacy of Prussian cavalry during the Napoleonic Wars, particularly in the context of the Hundred Days Campaign. So let's dive right in and look at the fresh sculpts galloping into the Warlord webstore this weekend…

Dragoons

By Waterloo, there were eight dragoon units in the field, comprising 9% of the cavalry under Blücher's control. Prussian dragoons were like their equivalents in the British and French armies – they were armed with a carbine, pistols and a saber. There were four dragoon regiments in the Hundred Days Campaign, two of which were at Waterloo, the 2nd West Prussian and the 5th Brandenburg Dragoons.

Alongside the cuirassiers, the dragoons were the heavy cavalry of the Prussian army. Their uniform was business-like – a distinctive blue Litewka long-coat and grey overalls topped with a basic shako, frequently covered in an oilskin wrap. Armed with a curved saber in an iron scabbard, dragoons were unusual among Prussian cavalry in the Hundred Days Campaign in that they carried cavalry guidons into battles.

The boxed set contains twelve highly detailed, two-piece Warlord resin cavalry miniatures for Black Powder, including an officer, a bugler, and eight full-color guidons. The superb quality and ease of construction really lend themselves to getting a great-looking force to the Black Powder battlefield as easily as possible.

Dragoons box

Dragoons

Landwehr Cavalry

Although Landwehr cavalry were armed with the deadly lance, they were not as proficient as the uhlans. Formed in 1813, the Landwehr cavalry was a huge force of mounted, trained militia, similar in form to their infantry counterparts. The Landwehr regiments were the most numerous type of Prussian cavalry available to Blücher. The force was a massive asset to the Prussian war machine, as they totaled over 30 regiments by the Hundred Days Campaign. Each Landwehr regiment had three squadrons.

The Landwehr cavalry wore dark blue Litewka long-coat, with collars and cuffs in provincial colors. Headgear was a mix of traditional feldmutze cap and shakos – often in oilskin and with a white cross painted on. Lance pennons could vary and often reflected the uniform trim halved with white, but by the time of Waterloo, all Landwehr cavalry had swapped to the standard black-and-white pennons.

The lance-armed Landwehr cavalry fought well on the field, comprising some 40% of Blücher's cavalry at Waterloo – a great excuse to field lots of these brave sons of Prussia on the tabletop!

The boxed set contains twelve highly detailed, two-piece Warlord resin cavalry miniatures for Black Powder. The superb quality and ease of construction really lend themselves to getting a great-looking force to the Black Powder battlefield as easily as possible.

Landwehr box

Landwehr

The Landwehr cavalry and dragoons will be available to order on the Warlord webstore this coming Saturday, 25th July. Look out for additional money-saving brigade bundles!

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