3rd Cavalry Division and III Corps, Army Du Nord

The final unit of the III Corps is the 3rd cavalry division, made up of the 4th, 9th and 12th regiments of Chasseurs â Cheval. It was commanded by Général de Division Baron Jean-Siméon Domon.

6mm French Cavalry by Baccus
This unit fought at Waterloo as it was attached to Lobau's Corps who had no cavalry. Previously though it had led the advance into Belgium and charged the dyke at Charelroi. The division also fought at Ligny where it routed two Prussian cavalry brigades towards the end of the battle.

6mm French Cavalry from 1815

When the unit left Vandamme's wing, it harried Wellington's army all the way to Mont-Saint-Jean on the 17th of June. Also the 3rd Division forced the Allied artillery to fire cannonade at it when it rode boldly up to La Belle Alliance. This revealed the Allied positions to the French. Later on the 18th it fought on the east and clashed with Ulhans and Hussars of the advancing Prussian. 

French cavalry for Blucher

So this brings III Corps to a conclusion and here is the full corps of six infantry and one cavalry bases: 

6mm figures of the French III Corps of 1815

I can't rest on my laurels though, I still have IV and VI Corps to complete and more Cavalry! But slowly, slowly, I am getting there... 

The information for this post came from Mark Adkin's Waterloo Companion (Amazon Affiliate link) and John Franklin's Waterloo 1815 (3) Mont St Jean and Wavre by Osprey (Amazon Affiliate link).

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Comments

  1. Very nice work on this cavalry...and on the ther units, impressive mass effect!

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  2. I really enjoy looking at your 6mm stuff Alex! Impressive and epic 👍

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    1. Cheers Russ, it's about time you started on some as well!

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