9th Cavalry Division, Cavalry (Reserve) Corps, Armee Du Nord 1815

Another addition to Napoleon's Reserve Cavalry Corps is the 9th Cavalry Division, commanded by Général de Division Baron Jean Baptiste Alexandre Strolz. This was made up of four regiments of Dragoons, the 5th, 13th, 15th and 20th. All resplendent in their green uniforms!

9th cavalry Division of the 1815 French army

On the 15th of June 1815, this division, along with the 10th Division pursued the Prussian rearguard at Gilly, then held the right flank at the Battle of Ligny. On the 17th, they scouted out the Prussian positions and reported their location. Although they were present at the Battle of Wavre, they had little impact on the fighting. 

French Dragoon Cavalry in 6mm by Baccus

After the Waterloo campaign had finished the unit was involved in one of the last actions of the Napoleonic wars, the Battle of Rocquencourt on the 1st of July where they successfully wrecked Prussian cavalry formations. 

Baccus 6mm French Cavalry

Another post, another Cavalry division is finished!

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

Recently, I was invited along to Steel Lard, the Too Fat Lardies games event in Sheffield. It was a great chance to try out some of the Lardies' rules, including Chain of CommandKiss Me Hardy and Algenon Pulls It Off. They were great games and I made a video of the day. Check it out here:

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  1. Steadily chipping away at the final few brigades for your Frenchies - very nice dragoons! :)

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    1. Thank you! Yes, slowly slowly catchee monkey. That's my motto!

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  2. It's a great looking unit, I love to see 6mm so well painted. I'm curious about the shock marker and unit ID. How do you track shock - grease pencil? What rules set is it intended for? How do you make it? It looks terrific!
    Best,
    Michael

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    1. Thank you, I am glad you like them! The elan tracker is laminated so I can mark them with dry wipe pens and just wipe off the marks at the end of the game. It was a simple process of designing the label with Microsoft Word, printing it and laminating it (I do a full A4 at a time to save paper and laminating pouches!). These are for Blucher, by Sam Mustafa.

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    2. I thought it was for Blucher! Would you mind sharing it if I emailed you? I am rubbish at designing those sorts of things w MS Word.

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