Focus: Napoleonic French Cavalry

Leading Marshal Ney’s advance, Warlords new plastic French Hussars Gallop into the fray:

Vive L’Empereur!

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Napoleonic warfare saw bewildering varieties of exotic uniforms worn by the various armies that marched and fought in the early 19th century.

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There were none so exotic and magnificent as the Hussar regiments of the French army. These dashing light cavalry donned outfits originally inspired by Turkish, and later Hungarian, cavalry.

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Each of the fourteen regiments formed wore a differing uniform, with the result that a Hussar brigade made a most impressive sight.

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Mounted on small but tough horses, they were used on campaign in scouting and raiding roles. Their élan and dash made up for their smaller mounts and lack of armour on the field of battle.

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Principally armed with the curved light cavalry sabre they could also carry a carbine, or more commonly a pistol, into the fray.

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A regiment was formed into four squadrons, each of two companies, and the first company in a regiment was usually the elite company, distinguished by their bearskin fur colpacks.

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Box set Contains:

  • 12 plastic easy-build French Hussars.
  • 1 additional metal officer and metal horse.
  • 1 additional metal bugler.
  • Optional metal arm for eagle bearer.

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Although a standard unit size for French Hussars would be 12 in most games, this box allows you to make 13 mounted French Hussars, giving you the choice of fielding them with or without command models.

 

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Marshal Ney’s Cavalry Division

We’ve assembled this mixed cavalry formation, seen across the battlefields of Spain & France, led by Marshal Ney himself, complete with a FREE 6 pdr artillery piece from the Divisional support:

Ney Division
Set Contains:

  • 1 box set of plastic French Hussars.
  • 1 box set of plastic French Line Lancers.
  • 2 box sets of plastic Chasseurs a Cheval.
  • 1 metal Marshal Ney and French Cavalry Officer.
  • 1 FREE Blister of a metal French Artillery 6-pdr Cannon and Crew.

 

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French Hussar Brigade & Divisional sets

Of course you don’t want just the one Division to choose from! You need at least your Brigade or even further Division sets to really get stuck into those Russians or British! Check out the full range of French bundle deals here, or go straight for your new hussars:

Napoleonic French Hussars Brigade

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Napoleonic French Hussars Division

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All Cavalry are now available in the newly updated French Build An Army in store now:

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