Sunday 11 December 2011

Austrian 4th Hussars - Wagram 1809

Regiment of the Day

Today we look at the superb Austrian 4th Hussars, who fought as part of Nordman's Advanced Guard Division at Wagram, 1809.

2 bases of light cavalry, as part of a larger brigade of light cavalry (4 bases in total). Figures by warrior miniatures.

Distinctive colours to tell hussar units apart (!?!)  Light blue shakos, green jackets, and red pants. Facing colours - collar and cuff, are a medium shade of blue.

The other regiment that these are brigaded with ... the 10th Hussars .. have green shakos and light blue jackets. Similar, but different. Must have been confusing to be there in person I reckon.

Black fur on the pelisse, gold braiding. Saddlecloth is red with yellow trim.

Uniform, standard issue Austrian flag for this unit - coat of arms on one side, and the Madonna and child in a halo on the reverse. Note that cavalry standards are somewhat smaller than the infantry flags.

A decorative design for the underside of the base ... just in case you forget which unit has the blue jackets and green hats, and which unit has the green jackets with blue hats.

1 comment:

  1. They look very snappy! Have I mentioned that I love Austrian Hussar uniforms?