Thursday, April 26, 2012
Foundry Austrian Cavalry
Here are two "tiny" units of Austrian cavalry made by Foundry. These are somewhat smaller (mainly the mounts) than current Perry models. Yet, they are indeed nicely sculpted and look fine on the table next to their larger brethren. These are Cuirassiers and 4th Hussars. From what I found on the internet, it appears all of the saddle blankets were red with yellow borders.
Here are the cuirassiers - several regiments had blue facings. Austrian cuirassiers only wore breastplates which I'm sure was a cost-savings, but also motivated the wearer to not turn his back to the enemy. Still need to fashion a unit flag.