Monday, 3 November 2008

The cavalry arrives in Italy

The empire has dispatched more forces across the Alps to tackle the growing French presence. realising the lack of cavalry the Kriegsrat has sent two regiments of dragoons, the Austrian regiment Kaiser (left) and the Frundsberg Sommerland regiment (right). It is hoped that the French will not commence offensive operations before sufficient artillery support is provided.

In addition to these forces the Empire has contracted with the Frundsberg Frei Stadt to provide a light dragoon regiment.
Gentlemen of perception may discern that the figure used for the units come from the Italeri Prussian Cuirassier set, which had been waiting for an opportunity to be used for many years. The light dragoons will be sourced from the AWI British Light Dragoon set.
The Austrian uniform for uniform for dragoons and light horse was in a state of flux in the period and I've opted for an early uniform for the Kaiser Dragoons. Although I could use my Napoleonic Austrian Artillery I'd rather find something more in period if possible.


Bluebear Jeff said...

Good-looking units . . . and I am particularly taken with your bases . . . they are quite different and look very good.

-- Jeff

abdul666 said...

Even in bicorns, the Frunsbergers look good!

Frankfurter said...

Very nice work,
and sounds like fun games!