Saturday, February 6, 2010

Horse Artillery

Lasalle's core armies are supported by additional brigades, usually comprised solely of infantry or cavalry. Each supporting brigade typically drags along a few artillery pieces as well.

This is my Horse Artillery battery, trundling alongside the Light Cavalry Division. Small but nimble, I'll use it to break infantry that forms square to defend themselves from the flashing blades of the chevaliers!

8e Hussars

The 8th Hussars fought as part of Lasalle's Light Division at Essling and Wagram. They were commanded by Col. Jean-Baptiste Laborde, who was killed on July 6, 1809, the same day as General Lasalle.

The 8th is my second Valiant unit, mounted 2 to a base as light cavalry.

Monday, February 1, 2010

13e Chasseurs a Cheval en avant!

Here's my first cavalry unit, the 13th Chasseurs a cheval.

In Lasalle, the French Empire Light Cavalry Brigade has two Valiant Hussars and two Reliable Chasseurs a cheval. I'm using Lasalle's own Light Division at Aspern-Essling, however, and he only had one Hussar unit at his disposal. For our pickup games, therefore, we're treating the 13th (pictured here) as Valiant.

The tricolor edging is an experiment; I don't know if I like it or not. What do you think?

Edit: added a closeup of the command element.