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Wurtemberg Cavalry

Wurtemberg cavalryman from Rene Chartrand's "Louis XV's Cavalry"I got these fur-hatted cavalry figures wearing cuirasses in a bulk deal recently. To ensure a variety of uniform colours in my army, I was determined that these figures would wear white coats. Out of the limited number of French units that wore white coats and fur hats, I decided on this Wurtemberg Cavalry Regiment, a German unit in French pay.

The Cuirassiers du Roi were the only French cavalry to wear front and back plates (as depicted on these figures), but I already had a unit of them. Other cavalry, such as the Wurtemberg regiment, were issued with front plates only, but apparently seldom wore them. Therefore I painstakingly filed off the back plates of each figure. The front plates were too difficult to remove, so I decided this was going to be one of those "seldom" occasions when their plates would be worn! Even this is not strictly correct, as the cuirass was worn under the coat, not on top. But this is the best I could do with the figures available.

Wurtemberg flagThe flag posed another problem, as I could not find any pictures of the real flag. In the end I made up a design based on a written description in the publication by Pengel and Hurt. I even managed to add a white cravat - it is made from toilet paper!

 
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