Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Saxe-Bearstein's "Heavy Horse" --

At present there are only three "heavy horse" (i.e., true cavalry) units in the army of Saxe-Bearstein.

They are headed by the premiere unit in all of Saxe-Bearstein, the Horse Grenadiers.

Selected from the best cavalrymen from throughout the Principality, the Horse Grenadiers are the only mounted unit permitted to wear Saxe-Bearstein Red.

The Horse Grenadiers' facing color is black; and they serve almost exclusively as "guard cavalry".

The other two heavy cavalry units, the von Klosterbrau Kuirassiers, who have a red facing color; and the von Kodiak Kuirassiers, whose facing color is blue, have white uniform coats.

This distinguishes them from the Dragoons in their buff coats and the Hussars who emulate rainbows.

-- Jeff


Steve-the-Wargamer said...

Red faced black - perfect combination.... I have a WSS regiment of cavalry painted as Schomberg's that have basically the same uniform, and I always thought they looked particularly good!

Snickering Corpses said...

Very nice looking, Jeff. I agree, the Horse Grenadiers are especially snazzy.

I also love the phrase: Hussars who emulate rainbows.

Heinz-Ulrich von Boffke said...

Striking horse grenadiers you have there Jeff! That will be a wonderful unit to see once they have been painted. And the other two units look good too. I'm sure you may have mentioned this some time ago here, but how big do you envision your cavalry units becoming where the number of figures are concerned? 12? 18? 24? Even more?

Best Regards,


Les Princes du Lichtenbourg said...

i like the Horse grenadiers !

you are doing a great job i wish i had the time to do as much as you do !

Bluebear Jeff said...

Thank you all for your kind comments. But, please, let us remember that it is David of "Not by Appointment" who really does the hard work.

David draws all of the uniform templates, I merely color them in.

His blog is at . . . http://nba-sywtemplates.blogspot.com/

MurdocK said...

agreed the Red and Black are striking, thus the reason for Blucher so much favoring his 8th Hussars uniform (also in Red and Black).

The other two horse are similar to most of the Imperium ones.