Painted French Hussars

21 Mar 2018
Nino /
Here come a party of wild Hungarian horsemen in the service of the King of France, ca. 1745. In 1740, at the start of the War of the Austrian Succession, the French establishment included three hussar regiments (Rattzky’s, Bercheny’s, and Esterhazy’s). Impressed by the performance of the Hungarian and Croatian light troops that had been [...]
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French hussars

22 Jan 2018
Nino /
I decided that my first light cavalrymen should be French hussars, so as to employ them against my British regulars. By the time of the War of the Austrian Succession, most hussars in the French service were no longer recruited in Hungary as had been the norm during the 1720s and 1730s. For the most [...]
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