After last week’s small offering, today’s post offers a considerably higher figure count - 25 new cavalry in all. Not all of these were painted this week though, most having been completed in the previous two weeks, but were waiting for their officers and trumpeters to arrive.
At the top of the menu is the first of two regiments of Russian horse jägers. This was a new type of cavalry for the Russians, created as the equivalent of the French Chasseurs-a-Cheval. Eight dragoon regiments were converted to jägers in December 1812, wearing essentially the same uniform as they did as dragoons, but with a shako with a tall plume instead of a helmet and curved sabres instead of the straight dragoon sabre.
Represented here is the Niejine (Nezhinsk) regiment, converted from one of the dragoon regiments created in 1806.
In the second batch of figures are two small units of Prussian Mounted Volunteer Jägers. It’s not that I really need any more Volunteer Jägers, but with this set you get so many legs and torsos to make up a variety of cavalry types and it seems such a waste to simply throw them away. So I bought some extra horses and have made these two small units (they probably should be tiny - single stand - units really, but this gives me a bit more flexibility).
|One with shoulder scales…|
|…and one without|
Also included here is a Prussian cavalry brigadier, painted as a dragoon colonel, made from left over body parts and a spare horse.