Another addition to my french army. Here we have the Carabiniers a Cheval, the most Elite (at least, according to them) of all French Heavy Cavalry.
I painted these models with the pre-1813 regulation, where all horses where black - except the trumpeter, who rode a white or grey horse. The trumpeter, by the way, still had light blue jacket, instead of the green pattern of later.
I suppose the rule of black-horses-only was then lifted due to the disaster on the Russian campaign, where so many horses were lost that a cavalier would be glad if he could be assigned any horse whatsoever.
A few pictures of the unit in March Column:
I still have a couple infantry units to paint in order to have my french ready for playing, but I'm progressing steadily, so I expect to have this done over the next month. And then, there is the british...
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