Several Russian Hussar Regiments participated in the Campaign of 1813 in Germany. In the Pirna Scenario, the 1st Russian Hussar Division comprised three of them: the Grodno, Soum and Loubny Regiments, being the two first regiments 'large' Lasalle units, so the number of required miniatures is: 12 x 2 + 8 = 32. Although I own a sufficient number of Russian Hussars for the scenario, I want to enjoy the painting of a new unit, and this time I have chosen the Strelets 019 Russian Hussars set (see this link for another Strelet Russian Light Cavalry units).
|Strelets 019 Russian Hussars|
There were 11 Russian Hussars Regiments in 1812 with different facings. For details you can see the Mark Conrad's translation of the Viskovatov work and the classical The Russian Army of the Napoleonic Wars (2) Cavalry by Philip Haythornthwaite and Bryan Fosten. Men-at-Arms 189. Osprey Publishing 1987.
I'll paint the Soumy (Soumsky) Hussar Regiment, which wore the following assets in 1813: grey pelisse (trimmed whit/black for privates and black for officers) and dolman, red breeches and collar and cuffs on the dolman; white braid, galloon, and buttons; red sabretache with white trim and monograms and grey saddlecloth with red trim and monograms.
|Soumy (Soumsky) Hussar Trumpet|