Friday, 10 July 2015

More Carabiniers

Not to be outdone by Roy (well of course actually I have been) I’ve managed to increase my own contribution towards Vintage Waterloo by adding a further 6 figures to my existing French Carabinier squadron thereby bringing them up to a full 12 figure regiment.





In total I will be able to add 4 French cavalry units to Roy’s assembled host giving the Emperor a very respectable cavalry arm on the day.

11 comments:

Heinz-Ulrich von Boffke said...

They look amazing! ONe of my favorites among the heavy cavalry. Well done.

Best Regards,

Stokes

Anonymous said...

My favourite French heavy cavalry, well done

Paul

The Hobbyist said...

Very pretty troops-but will they break the Allies squares?

Wellington Man said...

Very nice!

Stryker said...

Thanks for comments lads!

Mr Hobbyist - probably not but I'll try to sneak them forward hiding behind Roy's units!

Dave Vickers said...

Superb! Did HH ever make the older carabiniers without cuirass and wearing bicorne? Just remember the old Historex catalogue which was basically a great source for uniforms back in the early 70's.

the Archduke said...

I'm venturing a reply to Dave, the experts having remained silent. I don't know when the carabiniers wore bicornes and I don't know of any HH figure that would represent that. Prior to 1810 they wore bearskins, which I think you could depict using the dismountable elite dragoon figure. That would give you a line horse, thus avoiding the guard horse furniture of the horse grenadier figure.

James Fisher, FINS said...

Lovely Ian and with the other units pictured in the post below, they are gonna be a most impressive sight on the tabletop!

paulalba said...

Lovely Ian, well done the look superb!

lewisgunner said...

Lovely unit the carabiniers, though I believe they were mostly kept in a bandbox. In 1815 they are shown in a light blue coat, but the white had a longer period of use. I think the Archduke is spot on with his elite dragoon idea and I just wonder if I have any spare as the idea of them in their blue uniforms is very attractive! Its a pity that HH are not still made! I think the bearskin is the standard wear from revolutionary times until the 1810 uniform with the helmet so there may never have been bicorne carabiniers?

'Lee. said...

Another fine unit Ian.

Please ensure you take LOADS of photos of the VW game as it's clearly going to be something a bit special :)