The East-Prussia National Cavalry Regiment (EPNCR) was brigaded with the Brandenburg Uhlans Regiment, under the Oberst von Katzeler, in the Jurgass's Cavalry Reserve of the Yorck's I Prussian Army Corps of the Army of Silesia. It fought under Bluecher at the Katzbach, contributing to the rout of the French cavalry, and came to my attention while searching for a balanced OOB for the next battle of Bunzlau. The EPNCR does not took part in that skirmish, but I added it to equilibrate the cavalry forces of the both sides. As in the case of the Brandenburg Uhlans, the EPNCR is not amonsgt my Prussian cavalry units, so before to enrol these Prussians riders, started to search for their uniforms.
The EPNCR was one of the first new cavalry units raised by the Prussian government after the Russian campaign. The other new national cavalry regiments were uniformed in a style closely related to that of the regular cavalry: Pommerania NCR like uhlans and Elba and Silesia NCR's like hussars. On the contrary, the EPNCR wore an uniform, described by Knotel as "an oddity", consisting in a blue litewka (long coat) braided like a hussar jacket.
|EPNCR by Richard Knötel|
|EPNCR trooper (left) by Herbert Knötel|
|Taken from Zur Geschichte of EPNCR|
These useful informations were found through the friends of the Napoleon-Series forum, Karl Weiss, Thomas Hemman and Steven Smith. Karl closed the issue about the Freiwilliger detachment, whereas Steven draw my attention to this very informative thread of the N-S forum. Finally, Thomas kindly provided me with a reprint of his paper "Das Preußische National-Kavallerie-Regiment 1813 - 1814" published in the "Zeitschrift für Heereskunde" Journal.
Next, the necessary figures for conversion!