Tuesday, 18 December 2007

French 18th Dragoons

The final "cavalry" unit for my French army in Egypt is the 18th Dragoons, who fought at the Pyramids, Syria, Siege of Acre, Mont-Tabor, Damietta, and the conquest of Upper Egypt.
There were five dragoon regiments involved (3rd, 14th, 15th, 18th and 20th) and three of these had pink facings so I selected the 18th as being fairly representative. The figures are the standard Hat French Dragoons, with no changes needed to reflect the campaign, but I'm sure they would have avoided wearing a metal helmet as much as possible in the heat.
If I can find something suitable then I'll be tempted to make the Dromedary Corps, which may or may not be considered cavalry.
Will

1 comment:

Steve said...

....perhaps the camels from the Airfix Arabs set, with standard Dragoons as riders?????