Dragons Prussiens des Guerres Napoléoniennes, 1808–1819

Revue de Figurines de HaT Industrie au 1/72

1e (Königin) Régiment de Dragons Prussiens

- 1r (Königin) Régiment de Dragons prussien. Light blue Litewka et chabraque; Crimson collar, pattes d'épaules, piping on cuffs et edging on the chabraque.

Contenu

12 cavaliers en 4 poses – 23 mm correspondent à 166 cm hauteur de corps

12 chevaux en 4 poses – 22 mm correspondent à 15.2 mains

Part man, part animal, infantry on horseback

That's how Frederick the Great described the dragoons, an arm which started out as mounted infantry et gradually evolved into full-fledged cavalry. They remained multi-purpose troops even then, backing les cavaliers légers en escarmouche et patrols, fighting on foot when that was required ou chargeant into battle alongside the heavy cavalry.

After the Catastrophe of 1806 et pendant la Guerre de Libération, soldats prussiens received practical et cheap uniforms, because a large army of new recruits et eager volunteers had to be clothed avec whatever was available. Gone was the splendor of previous decades, but Scharnhorst's et Gneisenau's far-reaching military reform did much more for army morale et ultimate victory over Napoléon than a set of fancy uniforms could have achieved. Commoners were more readily commissioned as officiers et a large number of them joined the army. These citizen soldiers took to their new leadership role avec great enthusiasm, et their successful involvement in national defense provided them avec increased political power après la guerre, absolutism was on the way out.

Évaluation

  • Nicely detailed figurines. Folds in the uniform, collar, cuffs, buttons, belts, weapons et equipment are easy to paint.
  • The troopers are sculpted in historically accurate campaign uniforms, wearing shako covers et the practical Litewka in place of the more attractive full-dress Kollett.
  • Useful historic poses. The riders are firmly seated in the saddle et they appear very lifelike.
  • Good casting quality, very little flash.
  • Trompette et portes-drapeau not included.
  • Une figurine d'officier portant le Leibrock, un habit à basques longues similaire au coatee, aurait été agréable. As an acceptable alternative, one of the troopers may be painted pour représenter un officier en Litewka, not altogether uncommon.
  • Unusual gait on two of the horses, the front legs are galloping while the hind legs are walking.

Déploiement Historique

  • Dragons Prussiens, 1808–1819
    1. Régiment Königin – light blue Litewka, crimson facings, white buttons
    2. 1r Régiment Prusse-Occidentale – light blue Litewka, white facings, white buttons
    3. Régiment Lituanie – light blue Litewka, red facings, yellow buttons
    4. 2e Régiment Prusse-Occidentale – light blue Litewka, red facings, white buttons
    5. Régiment Brandebourg – light blue Litewka, black facings, yellow buttons
    6. Régiment Neumark – light blue Litewka, rose facings, white buttons
    7. Régiment Rhénanie (1815) – light blue Litewka, yellow facings, white buttons
    8. Régiment Magdebourg (1815) – light blue Litewka, white facings, yellow buttons
  • Détachements de chasseurs volontaires de la cavalerie, 1813–1815

Conversions

  • Landwehr cavalry 1813–1815

Bibliographie

Dragons Prussiens en tenue de campagne de chez HäT Industrie offer a welcome alternative to the typical paradeground figurines available a l'échelle 1/72. Les figurines are very versatile, ils peuvent être converties en cavalerie de Landwehr after 1813, simply by replacing the épée avec a lance. The light blue Litewka avec red, white, black ou yellow facings looks very good on these figurines, et the troopers are easy to paint, because there is so little fancy detail to worry about. Joueurs de Guerre will require a good number of these figurines to raise the 1st, 2nd, 5th, 6th et 7th dragoons as well as the 15 Landwehr cavalry regiments which fought at Waterloo.

Questions Fréquents

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Figurines Prussiennes des Guerres Napoléoniennes