Sunday, May 19, 2019

Saxe-Ducal Hussars 1809-12

Another rebase and touch up unit. First painted around 1995 for a Napoleonic campaign, I required some Gendarmes to patrol the interior lines, so looking through the Confederation troops I found the Saxon Ducal Hussars. Happy with how these 28mm Old Glory figures have tarted up, I added a fanion from a later formation of Saxe Weimar formation. Next unit upgrade more Cuirassiers !



The saxe-ducal hussars were a police/gendarme formation numbering between 30- 60 men total. Below is information from several sources, all these are from the Napoleon series.

GOETZ (F.) -- Uebersicht der sämmtlichen Abbildungen des Grossherzoglich. Sächsischen Militärs in dem Zeitraum von 1775 bis 1825. (Overview of all Illustrations of the Grand Duchy. Saxon Military in the Period from 1775 until 1825.) -- Weimar, s. d. -- Album, in-folio enlarged, containing 17 pages of text and 20 plates (F. Goetz del.), dedicated to His Highness the Grand-Duke of Saxe-Weimer-Eisenach.. N° 4. Husaren, von 1775 bis 1806. (Hussar, from 1775 to 1806.) N° 9. Husaren, von 1806 bis 1808 (Auerstaedt). (Hussar, from 1806 to 1808.) N° 19. Husaren, 1808-1825. (Hussar, 1808-1825.)
LIENHART and HUMBERT. -- Les Uniformes de l'Armée française depuis 1690 jusqu'à nos jours. 1806-1812. Hussar of Saxe-Weimar; hussar in pelisse.
KNÖTEL (Richard). -- Uniformenkunde. IV. 54.-- 1806-1808. Hussar of Saxe-Weimar. SAINT-HILAIRE (Marco de). -- Histoire de la campagne de Russie en 1812. (History of the Campaign of Russia in 1812.) -- Paris, Eugène and Victor Penaud, 1846. 2 vol. in-8° with 10 color plates of uniforms, by de Moraine. 1814. Hussar of Saxe-Weimar.

Dark Blue Dolman, Red Pelisse black fur, red and yellow barrel sash, white Lace, white buttons white breeches / grey overalls black hussar boots white tassel and lace black belts Sabretache black white sheepskin saddle furniture with blue trim black hungarian harness brass fittings, my trumpeter I see entirely fictional.

Cheers
Matt


6 comments:

  1. Nice figures! “Oh no, it’s the police!” :-)

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    1. Thankyou, I am also doing a small unit if Baden Gendarmes along with the BIG boots from the French guard!

      Cheers
      Matt

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  2. Super brushwork! Trumpeters are always splendid.

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    1. Yes, I do enjoy painting trumpeters, not so much the greys though!

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  3. Great figures!!

    Are they also known as the "pelisse" police?

    Jim

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    1. Only if you wear them incorrectly Jim!

      Cheers
      Matt

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