Wednesday, August 7, 2013

5ème Régiment de Dragons Légers Belges


The 5ème Régiment de Dragons Légers Belges shown here, belonged to the 2e Nederlandse Cavalerie Divisie where it was brigaded with 6 (Nederlandse) Huzaren Regiment in th3rd (Lichte) Nederlandse-Belgische Brigade of Majoor-Generaal Jean Baptise Baron van Merlen. The Regiment's CO was lieutenant-colonel E.A.J.G. de Merex. At Quatre Bras the regiment had 441 effectives in 3 squadrons. The Brigade was active along the French border and undertook a fighting retreat until arriving at Quatre Bras. 


This unit was painted for be by Leuthen Studios using Perry figures. I particularly like the sculpting and painting of the nicely animated senior officer figure. The inter-linked silver circles on the top rim of the shako is very well done, and, quite historically accurate. The uniforms are very similar to French Line chassuers a cheval.




5ème Régiment de Dragons Légers Belges

5ème Régiment de Dragons Légers Belges

lieutenant-colonel E.A.J.G. de Merex












lieutenant-colonel E.A.J.G. de Merex

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1 comment:

  1. Lovely unit Michael - the blog looks fantastic and the units are simply superb!

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