miscellaneous

 


Spanish cavalry at Albuera (1811)



Le Marchant Brigade at Salamanca (1812)

allied cavalry. battle of la albuera (1811) ... and pre-1813

The battle of La Albuera was fought in 1811. At that date, the British heavy cavalry weared a cocked hat and not the clssic-style helmet later seen at Waterloo. There are not plastic figures depicting such units but a very easy conversion can be made by using the Italeri 6007/Revell 02589 Prussian Cuirassiers and painting them as British. This same Italeri 6007/Revell 02589 cavalry set can be used to make Spanish heavy/line cavalry around that date.

The hussar-style Italeri 6040/Esci 230 British Light Dragoons can be used to depict several of the colorful Spanish Hussar units that proliferate during the Peninsular War

For the color scheme and regimental facings, I have followed:
    Wellington's Heavy Cavalry (Men-at-Arms 130)
    Spanish Army of the Napoleonic Wars (1) 1793–1808 (Men-at-Arms 321)
    Uniformes Espaņoles de la Guerra de la Independencia. J.M. Bueno. Aldaba
        Ediciones, Madrid (Spain) 1989
 

British Heavy Cavalry (1) British Heavy Cavalry (2) British Heavy Cavalry (3) British Heavy Cavalry (4)
       
Spanish Line Cavalry (1) Spanish Line Cavalry (2) Spanish Line Cavalry (3) Spanish Line Cavalry (4)
       
Spanish Hussars (1) Spanish Hussars (2) Spanish Hussars (3) Spanish Hussars (4)


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