Sunday, February 9, 2020

Kurassier Rgiment #7, " Karl Eugen, Prinz von Lothringen"


I have wanted to add a few more regiments of Austrian Cuiraasiers to my collection for some time, so I took advantage of the annual Foundry Christmas Sale this year to acquire the necessary figures. 



The Inhaber for this regiment was General der Kavalerie Karl Eugen, Prinz von Lothringen,. He was a French emigre, better known by the French version of his titles, namely Charles Eug├Ęne de Lorraine, prince de Lambesc, duc d'Elbeuf, comte de Brionne. 



As both Inhaber and a GdK, Karl was entitled to wear the handsome uniform of his regiment, white coat with dark blue facings and silver buttons; very nice! He was born at Versailles in 1751.


In the Royal army of France,  Charles  commanded the Royal Allemand Dragoon regiment, and was tasked with the personal protection of the King. On July 12th, 1789, his regiment was part of a force ordered (without the consent of the King) to disperse the crowds assembling on the Placed de la Concorde in reaction to the dismissal of the Finance Minister, Jacques Necker. The resultant turmoil lead to the storming of the Bastile on Jul; 4th, and Charles' later flight to Austria, accompanied by the remnants of his Regiment, which was taken into Austrian service. 


KR #7 began the 1809 campaign as part of the forces in Poland under the command of Ehrzherzog Ferdinand, and fought at the battles of Razyn and Gorchow. 


The regiment's excellent Leibfahne is from Adolfo Ramos. I like to use the white Liebfahnen for my Cuirassiers and (incorrectly, aside from 1805) the Grenadiers; everyone else carries the yellow Ordinarfahnen

20 comments:

  1. Very nice! How to the Foundry cavalry match up with your Old Glory cav?

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    1. Actually, for my Austrian Cavalry, none of it is Old Glory!
      Most of it is Minifigs (3 Dragoons, 3 Chevau-legers, 3 Hussars, 1 Uhlan, 3 Cuirassiers), 2 are Essex (1 each Hussar and Uhlan), and there are 2 Foundry Hussar units. I had thought of using Perry, but they are almost as large as Front Rank, and would really dwarf the Minifigs!

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  2. Excellent, more Austrian Cuirassiers is always good! I will max out with another two for a total of six I think.

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    1. There were only 8 regiments all told; I will have 5 myself.

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  3. Just lovely and how eye catching is that flag !?

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    1. Thanks, Gary; the Adolfo Ramos flags are very nice indeed!

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  4. Great work, and Adolfo Ramos flags are always worth the investment. Lovely stuff Peter.

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    1. Thanks, Lawrence. The Ramos flags are really quite reasonably priced.

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  5. Nice work Peter, surely to look good for April's game, eh?

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    1. Yes, they will definitely be making an appearance in April!

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  6. Lovely looking Austrian cuirassiers! I've got these figures myself and I'll bookmark this page for painting them!
    Best Iain

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  7. Top notch cuirassiers Peter, they look marvelous!

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  8. Can’t go wrong with Kurassier! Lovely job ­čĹŹ­čĆ╗

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    1. Thanks; there is a second new regiment yet to come!

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