Friday, 22 April 2011


Those of you who have read my house rules Muskets & Marshals will know that my cavalry units consist of three squadrons each of six figures. It has proved almost impossible to collect any set of eighteen identical cavalry figures so instead I have formed composite units that I loosely term Brigades.

The completion of the Brunswick Hussars a few weeks ago has led to the formation of the first Allied light cavalry Brigade. This unit is made up of two squadrons of Austrian Hussars (from the Blankenstein & Vecsey regiments) and the squadron of Brunswick Hussars. Command of this impressive force has been given to Stapleton Cotton and he is very proud indeed to receive such an honour.

The Austrian Hussars were originally in the collection of American wargamer Don who also painted them. The detail of the slung Pelisses is very fine and they make a colourful contrast to the black of the Brunswickers.

Work is ongoing on the French light cavalry Brigade but has slowed somewhat in recent days. It now looks as if the Polish lancers will not be finished in time to meet my April painting quota.


ALKAID said...

I always did like the colourful shakos of the Austrian hussars!
Best regards

Conrad Kinch said...

"It has proved almost impossible to collect any set of eighteen identical cavalry figures"

I sympathise old chap - I end up buying silly amounts of plastics in an attempt to get the appropriate numbers of suitable poses.

paulalba said...

Sounds hard going trying to find enough troops.
Very nice looking unit.

Prinz Ulrich von Boffke said...

Very pretty! I can never get enough of gazing at units of miniature hussars. Thank you!

Best Regards,


Ken said...

Nice looking unit - I'm reminded of some Prussian 1815 units that were an amalgamation of squadrons of other regiments.

MSFoy said...

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If you are not sure what accepting requires of you, you'll find some clues at

Thanks very much for all your work - much appreciated!



Mosstrooper said...

I to would like to nominate you and your blog for 'The stylish Blog Award' and thanks for sending me your Napoleonic rules which are working wonderfully .

paulalba said...

Hi Ian,
Just to let you know I have nominated you/your blog for the stylish blogger award!!!

Keep up the great work!!!
Best Regards

Stryker said...

Thanks for nominations lads - to be honest I haven't had time to catch up with this thing yet but thanks all the same!

Anonymous said...


I've put you up for a gong too!