WW1 Belgian Cavalry

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WW1 Belgian Cavalry

Post by von Klinkerhoffen » Fri Aug 29, 2014 11:16 pm

Hi

Will you be casting Belgian cavalry for your excellent WW1 range?

Either Chasseurs à cheval or Lancers?

Note the Belgian Lancers soon stopped wearing the czapska and wore the bonnet de police instead, something to do with being mistaken for Bosch Uhlans?
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Re: WW1 Belgian Cavalry

Post by Paul K » Mon Sep 01, 2014 7:01 pm

Hi,
These can certainly be added - I've already done some research and I concur with the head gear problem which you have mentioned. The uniform seems vrtually identical to the German Ulhans apart from the colour and the 'bonnet de police'. Therefore, these should be a straight forward conversion from the German Ulhan masters!
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Re: WW1 Belgian Cavalry

Post by von Klinkerhoffen » Tue Sep 02, 2014 4:07 pm

Sounds good!
In August 1914 the Belgian army had three regiments of Chasseurs à cheval and five of Lancers, as well as two regiments of Guides.
Unlike the British, French, and Germans, their cavalry does not seem to have universally adopted the lance, with only their Lancer regiments being so armed (as you would expect). The Chasseurs à cheval wore a shako with an oilskin cover in the field.
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