Saturday, February 5, 2011

French East Indies Company Native Hussars


One of the more exotic units in the French forces during the 1760s was the native cavalry unit serving as "hussars." 



As is usual with the irregular cavalry units of this time, information on the uniforms is scarce. However, they seem to have worn long flowing red coats and baggy trousers.


 Figures are from Perry Miniatures, painted by Peter, based by me.

Regards
gwz

12 comments:

  1. Nice looking unit, it's gotta be the strangest hussar regt I've ever seen!!

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  2. Very nice work - though I must say they certainly don't remind me of hussars!:)! Dean

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  3. All part of trying to bring the exotic within European definitions!

    Even the European "hussars" in India were probably nothing like hussars!

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  4. Outstanding as always GWZ

    I love the basing

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  5. Cracking stuff. I don't know chaps, they look like they couldn't be trusted near booze, women or horses - perfect hussars so far as I'm concerned.

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  6. Nice strong red you have going there.Well done!

    Cheers
    Christopher

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  7. A wonderful looking unit. I like them.


    -- Jeff

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  8. I think the great Lassale himself would be proud to serve at the head of those scoundrels! Very nice indeed!

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  9. For all I know, these guys could have had a French style jacket. However, being a native unit, I like the idea of the more exotic dress.

    gwz

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