Tuesday 10 June 2014

French SYW: Royal-Carabiniers

This was a super-large and elite regiment of French cavalry. It consisted of 10 squadrons and was normally fielded together in it's own large brigade. I have painted half of it so far (20 figures shown) and the other twenty will be done this week. When finished I'll try to photograph the whole unit together as it will look rather impressive.

This is from Kronoskaf: “On June 23, the regiment took part in the battle of Krefeld where it formed the reserve of cavalry under the marquis de Poyanne. The Comte de Gisors, at the head of his regiment, charged the Hanoverian lines and managed to break through the first two lines and was fighting the third when retreat was ordered. While trying to disentangle his unit from the Hanoverian lines, Gisors was shot through his left side. At this battle, from a total of 1,329 men, it lost 700 troopers killed or wounded and 69 officers.” That was about 50% casualties!


  1. Expensive charge, was that simply the effect of the closing fire of the Hannovrian musketry? Anyway, an impressive unit in both size and painting craft. Will look great on the table!

  2. Another fabulous unit - 20 more?! I'm amazed at the size of your units.

  3. Yes, I cannot wait to see the entire unit all lined up.

    Best Regards,