Monday, 29 May 2017
Eugene de Beauharnais
He served as Napoleon’s aide-de-camp in Egypt and then as a Captain in the Guard Chasseurs a Cheval at Marengo where he led a cavalry charge that wiped out half his command. He was promoted to commander of the Imperial Guard and then to C-in-C of the Army of Italy. Eugene fought at Raab, Wagram, Borodino and Lutzen but took no part in the 100 Days.
FN/352 Eugene de Beauharnais uniformed as Colonel of the Chasseurs a Cheval on modified horse BHN/11. I didn’t have the Hinton Hunt painting instructions for this one so based him on an illustration from a link sent to me by Roy.
Eugene will shortly be getting another chance to fight the Battle of Raab.