14th Cavalry Division, Cavalry (Reserve) Corps, Armee Du Nord 1815

Four years ago, I painted my first 6mm Napoleonic figures. I then had the mad idea of recreating the armies of the Waterloo Campaign. I thought it was a struggle to finish the Anglo-Allied army, but I persevered and managed to do it after three and a half years of work. Whilst working on the Allies, I also plugged away at the French. And here is the last french unit, the 14th Cavalry Division.

The final cavalry unit for the French army of 1815

This heavy cavalry unit was commanded by Général de Division Jacques-Antoine-Adrien Delort and consisted of the 5th, 6th, 9th and 10th Cuirassiers. It was probably the best equipped and motivated cavalry unit of the Waterloo campaign. At Ligny, it was held in reserve until it charged and routed some Prussian cavalry. They even unhorsed Blucher, although they failed to spot him in the confusion. 

The 14th cavalry Division in 6mm

At Waterloo, they were held in reserve initially, until the 5th and 10th supported Jaquinot's Lancers in their counter attack on the Allied heavy cavalry. Finally, they reluctantly joined the massed cavalry assault at 3.30 pm. 

Baccus 6mm Cavalry Figures

So, this is the last corps of the French; the Cavalry (Reserve) Corps:


Now that the cavalry are complete, I have a video of the entire army, which I will post as the next post of this blog. Please stay tuned for the big reveal....

And then... the Prussians....

The information for this post came from Mark Adkin's Waterloo Companion and John Franklin's Waterloo (1) Quatre-BrasWaterloo (2) Ligny & Waterloo (3) Mont St Jean and Wavre by Osprey (Amazon affiliate links).

Also, the other day I did some refurbishing of my old trees, I made a video about how I went about re-basing them. Have a watch of it here (and please subscribe to the channel!):

Comments

  1. Congratulations are in order for reaching this next important milestone! Looking forward to the video; and to the Prussians!

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    1. Thank you very much! The prussians will have to wait until I have the funds from the war chest, plus theres a lot of planning to do before i get started. But I'll get there!

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  2. A splendid and impressive cavalry division, congrats!

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    1. Cheers Phil, just wait until you see the full army!

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  3. Fantastic! Congrats on completing the French army :)

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    1. Thank you Tamsin! Get ready for the video of all of them together!

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